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In [[basketball]], an '''assist''' is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by [[field goal (basketball)|field goal]], meaning that he or she was "assisting" in the basket. There is some judgment involved in deciding whether a passer should be credited with an assist. An assist can be scored for the passer even if the player who receives the pass makes a basket after dribbling the ball. However, the original definition of an assist did not include such situations,<ref>Hal Bock, [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20020428/ai_n10784766 Give an assist to NBA], ''The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', April 28, 2002.</ref> so the comparison of assist statistics across eras is a complex matter.
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In [[basketball]], an '''assist''' is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by [[field goal]], meaning that he or she was "assisting" in the basket. There is some judgment involved in deciding whether a passer should be credited with an assist. An assist can be scored for the passer even if the player who receives the pass makes a basket after dribbling the ball. However, the original definition of an assist did not include such situations,<ref>Hal Bock, [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4196/is_20020428/ai_n10784766 Give an assist to NBA], ''The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel'', April 28, 2002.</ref> so the comparison of assist statistics across eras is a complex matter.
 
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[[Category:Basketball terminology]]
 
[[Category:Basketball terminology]]

Latest revision as of 00:06, August 31, 2014

In basketball, an assist is attributed to a player who passes the ball to a teammate in a way that leads to a score by field goal, meaning that he or she was "assisting" in the basket. There is some judgment involved in deciding whether a passer should be credited with an assist. An assist can be scored for the passer even if the player who receives the pass makes a basket after dribbling the ball. However, the original definition of an assist did not include such situations,[1] so the comparison of assist statistics across eras is a complex matter.

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  1. Hal Bock, Give an assist to NBA, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 28, 2002.
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