Learn how to play basketball with the Jr. NBA!
Every game starts with the tipoff. The referee tosses the ball in the air. The centers jump. The center who leaps higher tips the ball to his team. The action begins.
Basketball is a game of movement. Players run from end to end. They dribble the basketball. They jump for rebounds. They leap to block shots.
The team with the ball is the offense. They try to score points by shooting the basketball through the hoop.
The team without the ball is the defense. They try to stop the other team from scoring.
Back and forth they go, until the whistle blows or the buzzer sounds. Halftime gives the players a rest.
The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. If the teams are tied, they play overtime.