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What is the definition of an assist in basketball and when does it occur?

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2016-03-07 12:44:58
2016-03-07 12:44:58

An assists is when player A passes the ball to player B and player B shoots the ball and makes a basket, resulting in player A getting the assist. However, player B does not strictly have to shoot the ball immediately. Player B can take a small step or dribble to create space for himself and then shoot. If player B takes too many dribbles or steps, an assist will not be credited to player A. Oftentimes, an assist is left up to the people running the statistics during the game, and while one person may call it an assist, another person may see it differently.

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