Half-Court Defense is a term used in basketball to describe a defensive strategy when the team can get in position on defense even before the other team has a chance to score.

It is part of a team’s organized offensive play wherein the offensive team will use set positions and predetermined plays to overpower the half-court defense, which in turn will allow them to shoot a basket.

It is also a catch-all term for any kind of planned offense employed by an offensive team when they are facing a set play used by the defensive team. It consists of strategies that may include set and motion offenses.

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