English version

jump ball

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Sport
jump ballˈjump ball noun [countable]  DSthe act of throwing the ball up in a game of basketball, so that one player from each team can try to gain control of it
Examples from the Corpus
jump ballWhen Robinson got the ball, Williams tied him up for a jump ball with nearly 13 seconds to play.Right now the 49ers season is a jump ball.
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