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  • The Basketball Dictionary Intro

  • Baseline Drift

    A pass made along the baseline towards the corner.

  • Elevator doors

    A pair of screen usually set for a shooter, where the screeners allow the offensive player to cut between them, then move together, cutting off the defender.

  • Extra Pass

    A pass from an open player that is made to a teammate that is even more open.

  • Flare Screen

    An off-ball screen set behind or to the side of a defender that allows another offensive player to fade along the the three point line.

  • Zipper

    An up screen usually set around the free throw line for a guard coming from the block usually utilized on side out inbounds plays.