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Power forward (basketball)

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The power forward (PF), also known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. [1]

13 relations: Basketball, Basketball positions, Center (basketball), Defense (sports), Man-to-man defense, National Basketball Association, Offense (sports), Small forward, Stretch four, Three-point field goal, Tweener (basketball), Women's National Basketball Association, Zone defense.

Basketball

Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.

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Basketball positions

The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard (PG), the shooting guard (SG), the small forward (SF), the power forward (PF), and the center (C).

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Center (basketball)

The center (C), also known as the five, or the big man, is one of the five positions in a regular basketball game.

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Defense (sports)

In many team sports, defence or defense is the action of preventing an opponent from scoring.

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Man-to-man defense

Man-to-man defense is a type of defensive tactic used in team sports such as American football, association football, basketball, and netball, in which each player is assigned to defend and follow the movements of a single player on offense.

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National Basketball Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).

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Offense (sports)

In sports, offense (US) or offence (Can.) (see spelling differences; pronounced with first-syllable stress; from Latin offensus), also known as attack, is the action of attacking or engaging an opposing team with the objective of scoring points or goals.

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Small forward

The small forward (SF), also known as the three, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game.

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Stretch four

In basketball, a stretch four (sometimes called combo forward or stretch big) is a player who plays in the power forward position.

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Three-point field goal

A three-point field goal (also 3-pointer or informally, trey) is a field goal in a basketball game made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc surrounding the basket.

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Tweener (basketball)

A tweener in basketball is a term, sometimes used derisively, for a player who is able to play two positions, but is not ideally suited to play either position exclusively, so he/she is said to be in between.

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Women's National Basketball Association

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a women's professional basketball league in the United States.

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Zone defense

Zone defense is a type of defense, used in team sports, which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area (a zone) to cover.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_forward_(basketball)

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