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When a player shoots the ball and it goes through the net it scores 2 points unless he is shooting from behind the 3 point arc. In that case it scores 3 points. Shots from the free-throw line (charity stripe) score 1 point.

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Q: What is a basket called in basketball?
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What is the board near the basket in basketball called?

The board above the basket is called the backboard.

Is a netball goal called a net?

no because in basketball it is called a basket

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Shooting in basketball is when you try to shoot the ball into the basket.

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Basketball gets its name, because you use the BALLto try and shoot into the BASKET. Therefore, it is called BASKETBALL.

What was used as the orgininal basket in basketball?

The first basket for basketball used was accutally a peach basket and basketball was invented by a canidian named James Naismith! :)

How did basketball get the name basketball?

Because the first basket was a peach basket by Dr James Naismith who invented basketball.

How was basketball named?

There was a basket...and a ball...and they tried getting the ball IN the basket...hence basketball

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A peach basket.

How do you say basket in french?

a basket (to put things in) is translated "un panier" in French.The sport basketball is called "basket" or "basket-ball".The French also use "basket" to name a type of sport shoes (sneakers).

When is a basket made in basketball?

A basket is made when one team player gets the basketball through their hoop.