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Only if it stays there. If it comes down inside the lines, then it's still in play.

If the ball touches the very top of the backboard it is considered and declared out of bounds to most referees.

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Q: If a basketball is shot and hits the top of the backboard is it out of bounds?
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If a basketball is shot and hits the side of the backboard Is the side of the backboard out of bounds?

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