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What does the semi-circle four feet from the baseline on a NBA court signify?


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2009-06-27 19:20:14
2009-06-27 19:20:14

The semi-circle is also known as the restricted zone. The circle signifies the line where players can and cannot pick up a charge. If someone is trying to pick up a charge and is standing inside the semi-circle (or closer to the basket), then they are inside the restricted zone and will not pick up a charge, but rather a foul, having the other player involved shooting free throws. If the person is outside the restricted zone, then the person gets the charge and the other player picks up the foul.

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