It's called playing defense.
defend the opponent team from scoring
The two sides of basketball are called offense and defense. On offense the team protects the ball and tries to convert a basket. On defense the team guards the ball and tries to stop the other team from scoring.
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It's when another team keeps one team from scoring in a game
The rule for scoring in the wrong basket is that the other team gets the point
when the other team has the ball you are on "defense" , meaning you are trying to stop the other team from scoring.
When you pass the ball to a team mate. Teamwork is key when scoring points.
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