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It is called a "bank" shot.

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Q: In a basketball game if the ball hits the backboard then goes into the basket what is this shot called?
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What is the use of a Backboard?

The backboard is used to bank the ball off of. The box on the backboard (right above the basket) is used as a guide. If you hit certain spots from certain sides of the goal, the ball will always go in the basket if thrown with the right technique.

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Why do you use a ball on basketball?

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Is it out of bound if the ball hits the side of the backboard in basketball?

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