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a play, as in basketball, in which a team quickly moves down the playing area in an attempt to score before an adequate defense can be set up
A rush by offensive players, as in basketball, toward the goal in an attempt to score before the opposing defenders are in position.
(plural fast breaks)
- (basketball) 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.
- Their pressure defense gives them a lot of fast breaks off of steals.