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fast break

[¦fast ′brāk]
(metallurgy)
Interruption of the current in the magnetizing coil during nondestructive testing of magnetic particles; induces eddy currents and strong magnetization.
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It has enabled our transitional defense to handle the fast break more quickly, make better decisions in fast-break situations, increase our court awareness, and improve our conditioning.
By implementing this fast break into your system, you will be able to increase your high-percentage shots and get greater offensive productivity.
Since most fast breaks involve a post (center) sprinting to the ball-side block, our X5 is looking for him.
The fast break can also be effective against a pressure zone defense because: (1) in a normal press, the back man is usually an outstanding rebounder who is playing underneath the basket, and (2) the lead man is usually a guard who sets up at the top of the press.
If 2 isn't open, 1 may dribble to the free-throw line and 3 may fill his lane for a 3-on-1 or 3-on-2 fast break.
The stars of women's professional basketball are making fast breaks on the courts as well as in the children's publishing field.