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Encyclopedia > Turnover (basketball)

In basketball, a turnover occurs when a player from one team gives possession to a member of another team by losing the ball. This can result from getting stolen, making mistakes such as stepping out or throwing the ball out of bounds, commiting a violation (such as traveling) or commiting an offensive foul. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... In basketball, a steal occurs when a defensive player legally deflects and controls, catches, or bats to a teammate a pass or dribble of an offensive player. ...

Some players are prone to turnovers because of having poor court vision or making mental mistakes. Also, players who handle the ball a lot tend to have many turnovers. Even some of the best players, such as Allen Iverson or Steve Nash are amongst the league leaders in turnovers. Allen Iverson (June 7, 1975, Hampton, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player. ... Stephen John Nash (born February 7, 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a star Canadian basketball player. ...



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