outlet pass

noun

Definition of outlet pass

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

Examples of outlet pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At 5:32 of the second, ex-Northeastern Husky Adam Gaudette chipped a Quinn Hughes feed top-shelf after Pastrnak rimmed an outlet pass to no one. Matt Porter, BostonGlobe.com, "What were the reasons behind the Bruins’ most lopsided loss of the season?," 23 Feb. 2020 With the score tied at 130 in the second overtime, Smart threw a long outlet pass that was batted away, but Smart charged forward and somehow came up with the loose ball and scored. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, "Celtics showed their toughness against Clippers, and nobody was better than Jayson Tatum," 14 Feb. 2020 At one point, Drummond snapped a lengthy outlet pass to a streaking Love for a bucket. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Andre Drummond still trying to find his way after ‘starting over’ with Cleveland Cavaliers," 1 Mar. 2020 After watching old videos of Kukoc from the NBA, EuroLeague and Yugoslavian and Croatian national teams, Bender mimicked Kukoc’s outlet passes and midrange jumpers in the backyard of his family’s meat-curing operation. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Why Warriors’ Dragan Bender could be a steal on a 10-day contract," 24 Feb. 2020 Kevin Love throws accurate outlet passes, but the Cavs haven’t often turned them into points. cleveland, "Cleveland Cavaliers found fast-break points in win over Charlotte; can they keep pushing the pace?," 19 Dec. 2019 Radulov’s goal came on the rush after a long outlet pass from Bishop to Tyler Seguin at the blue line. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Stars win 6th straight as power play heats up in 3-0 win over Ducks," 9 Jan. 2020 After a long outlet pass the other way, Zuccarello set up Spurgeon for a rocket from the top of the right circle. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Christmas, all over again: Stars enter bye week with lopsided 7-0 loss to Wild," 18 Jan. 2020 The peak of this ferocious five-game Nuggets winning streak arrived with 5 minutes left on Friday night when a Gary Harris steal led to a Nikola Jokic fast break, and then a crisp outlet pass to Murray behind the arc. Kyle Fredrickson, The Denver Post, "“You’ve got to go in for a fight”: Nuggets ride momentum surge entering rematch with LeBron James and Lakers," 21 Dec. 2019

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Outlet pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlet%20pass. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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