n. (context basketball English) An offensive play in which a team, having won possession of the ball, moves the ball downcourt as quickly as possible, attempting to get an easy shot before the defense can set up.
n. (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
Fast break is an offensive strategy in basketball and handball. In a fast break, a team attempts to move the ball up court and into scoring position as quickly as possible, so that the defense is outnumbered and does not have time to set up. There are various styles of the fast break and the fast break attack is the best method of providing action and quick scores. A fast break may result from cherry picking.
Fast break may refer to:
- Fast break, an offensive play in basketball and handball
- Fast Break (candy), a chocolate bar produced by The Hershey Company
- Fast Break (film), a 1979 film starring Gabe Kaplan and Bernard King
- Fast Break (video game), a video game published by Accolade in 1989
- Magic Johnson's Fast Break, a 1988 video game
Fast Break is a 1989 video game developed and published by Accolade. It was released for the Amiga, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, Macintosh and DOS.
Fast Break is a 1979 American comedy film. Fast Break stars Gabe Kaplan as David Greene, Harold Sylvester as D.C. and Bernard King as Hustler. It was directed by Jack Smight and produced by Stephen Friedman. The film was the big screen debut of Kaplan, although he had made earlier appearances on television sitcoms and movies, and was one of the first film appearances of Laurence Fishburne.
This film also featured the hit song, " With You I'm Born Again" by Billy Preston and Syreeta. The song peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The soundtrack to the film was also released by Preston and Syreeta's label Motown Records.
Usage examples of "fast break".
Holding his balls with one hand, his other wrestled with the thing in his coat pocket but he was fumbling and I made a fast break for the elevator.
Then a three-metre tiddler attempted a fast break around the wheels of the thresher.
It was like watching Magic Johnson run the fast break or Walter Payton turning the corner.
I skinned through the door and made a fast break through the gap in the hedge and up the hill, half expecting lead to fly after me.
They faced out from the building, forming an arc, as if they were getaway cars ready to make a fast break.
Several times Ned took possession on the rebound and led his team in fast break drives down the court.