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Could you clarify some basketball terminology for me, please? What does it mean, on defense, when they have a match-up zone or point zone?

A zone defense is one in which a player is assigned an area of the court to guard. If an opposing player comes into that area, or zone, the player plays defense against that player. There may be 100 different zones, including match-up, point, 2-1-2, 2-3, 3-2 and 1-3-1, each with complicated responsibilities for each defender, but this gives you the basic concept.


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