Game On: Basketball Quiz

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He shoots, he scores! Think you've got what it takes to drain it with nothing but net? Take our basketball quiz to find out if you're a true baller or if you just like the clothes.

Legendary college coach Bob Knight was fired from his job at Indiana after it was revealed he lied about:

Coach Bob Knight, known for his temper, lost his job at the University of Indiana after he was found to have choked one of his players.

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The term "March Madness" was first used on the air in 1982 by which excited sportscaster?

Though it was first coined in print by writer Henry Porter in 1939, "March Madness" was first used on a broadcast by Brent Musburger

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Pat Riley, seven-time NBA champion coach, started out as a guard for what team?

Pat Riley, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat to victory, spent a lackluster career as a player in the 1960s for the Rockets, the Lakers and the Suns.

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Which guard managed to stop Magic Johnson from making an impact during four games in the 1991 NBA finals, leading his team to victory over the Lakers?

Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls stopped Johnson during four straight games, effectively taking the Lakers' star player out of the games during the 1991 NBA finals.

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What part of a regulation basketball court is also referred to as "the paint"?

The semicircle called the freethrow lane, located between the free throw line and the basket, is also called "the paint."

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The power forward is generally best at:

Power forwards usually stay close to the basket; one of their main jobs is to catch rebound balls when another player doesn't sink it.

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Which legendary center averaged 23.8 points per game during his first decade with the New York Knicks?

Patrick Ewing averaged 23.8 points per game (ppg) during his first decade with the Knicks. He peaked in the 1989-90 season, averaging 28.6 ppg.

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If an offensive team touches the ball after it's gone behind the midcourt line before the other team touches it, they're called for a:

A team that touches the ball behind midcourt without allowing the defensive team to touch the ball first gets a backcourt violation and the defensive team is given the ball.

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Who’s the second leading NBA scorer of all time?

Karl Malone comes in at the No. 2 spot for the NBA's leading scorer of all time, only behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Basketball was invented in 1891 by:

Dr. James Naismith is credited with inventing basketball in 1891. He nailed two peach baskets on opposite sides of a YMCA gym in Springfield, Mass.

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