What Is The Definition Of An Offensive Foul In Basketball?
1. This occurs in basketball when an offensive player commits a foul. When an offensive foul occurs, the defensive team inherits possession of the ball.
Offensive fouls are called at the discretion of the referee and can be summed up as any illegal contact, (such as elbowing, pushing or punching) that helps gives an advantage to the offensive team. Some examples of an offensive foul are a charge and illegal screen.
When an offensive foul is called, the offensive player who commits the act will get the foul, however the team will not be charged with a team foul. In addition, if the offensive foul was called before a field goal was made, then that field goal will not count. However, if the field goal was made and then the offensive foul was committed, then the field goal will be granted.
Examples Of How Offensive Foul Is Used In Commentary
1. Rose drives into the lane, but charges right into the center who had already established his position in the paint. Rose is charged with the offensive foul and New York retains possession.
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