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What does "foul to give" mean in basketball?

  1. Dec 16, 2014 #1
    In NBA, Announcer says "foul to give" at the end of the game, please some one explain.
    when will "foul to give" will be used? i mean, at which quarter of the game?
    & also A team has 3 fouls left, can they foul B Team without getting penalty is meaning of "a foul to give"?
    can shooting fouls allowed without getting penalty for A Team?
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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  5. Dec 16, 2014 #4

    jedishrfu

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  6. Dec 16, 2014 #5
    One of the teams is trailing in the score, and wants to get the ball back. The other team has the ball. If a guy from the other team successfully shoots a basket, the trailing team will fall back by 2 more points. But, if they can foul a guy on the other team (not in the act of shooting) and, if the guy only gets one foul shot, they will get the ball back only trailing by one more point. (Plus, they will get the ball back right away. Plus, he might miss the foul shot.) Then, if they come back down and score, they gain a point on the team that was leading. Now, the guy they foul will get only one foul shot if the trailing team is not in the "penalty situation" (less than 4 team fouls in the quarter). When they are in this situation, the are said to "have a foul to give." This is all part of a strategy for trying to catch up, particularly at the end of the game when the team with the lead is trying to "run out the clock."

    Chet
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
  7. Dec 17, 2014 #6
    I'm not a native speaker, so reading sport's analysis reports really gives me a serious headache. ?:) Needless to say, I won't understand a thing when listening them on radio or TV :nb):DD
     
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