outlet pass


Definition of outlet pass

: a pass made in basketball by the player taking a defensive rebound to a teammate to start a fast break

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But Bertans then threw an outlet pass to Mills, who responded with a layup of his own with 0.2 seconds left in the quarter. Josh Dubow, The Seattle Times, "Bagley’s career-high 24 points lead Kings past Spurs 127-112," 4 Feb. 2019 Honor Roll Henri Jokiharju, 2 assists (outlet pass and diagonal pass on the power play.) Ty Kolle, 1 goal, one of Portland's best players for 49 minutes. Dylan Bumbarger, OregonLive.com, "Thunderbirds 5, Winterhawks 4 (shootout)," 5 Mar. 2018 Coach Ty Lue drew a technical in the third quarter of Game 2 for complaining about a no-call on a long outlet pass to LeBron James, who fell to the floor as he was being hounded by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "Tristan Thompson walks out on postgame interview after Steph Curry question," 4 June 2018 Brayton steals the outlet pass and throws another no-look pass, this one to Tony Perkins, who scores. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Damon Bailey's son Brayton thrives in dad's Indiana basketball shadow," 11 July 2018 That requires a commitment to running and organization from the outlet pass to the other rim. Rick Bonnell, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte Hornets tip off summer league with hope ... and these 10 things to watch," 5 July 2018 Giannis Antetokounmpo pulled down a defensive rebound and immediately hit Eric Bledsoe with the outlet pass. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks point guard Malcolm Brogdon bounces back with clutch performance in Game 6," 26 Apr. 2018 Cristian Penilla heeded Friedel’s message minutes into the second half when an outlet pass freed him to run into open space on the left wing. Nick Ironside, BostonGlobe.com, "Late goal gives Revolution their first win of the season," 10 Mar. 2018 That's what happens when Kevin Love gets to throw outlet passes to LeBron James. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Watch: Kevin Love Throws Perfect Outlet Pass to LeBron James in Double Coverage," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of outlet pass

1963, in the meaning defined above

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