Basketball is a NBA 2K18 limited contact sport played on NBA 2K18 a rectangular court. While NBA 2K18 most often played as NBA 2K18 a team sport with five NBA 2K18 players on each side, NBA 2K18 three-on-three, two-on-two, and NBA 2K18 one-on-one competitions are NBA 2K18 also common. The objective is to shoot a ball NBA 2K18 through a hoop 18 inches NBA 2K18 (46 cm) in diameter and NBA 2K18 10 feet (3.048 m) high NBA 2K18 that is mounted to a backboard at NBA 2K18 each end of the court. The game was invented in NBA 2K18 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, NBA 2K18 who would be the first basketball coach of the Kansas NBA 2K18 Jayhawks, one of the most successful programs in the game's history.A team can score a field goal by shooting the NBA 2K18 ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during NBA 2K18 regular play. A field goal scores three points for the shooting team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line, and two NBA 2K18 points if shot from in front of the line. A team can also score via free NBA 2K18 throws, which are worth one point, NBA 2K18 after the other team is assessed with certain fouls. NBA 2K18 The team with the most points at the end of NBA 2K18 the game wins, but additional time NBA 2K18 (overtime) is mandated when the score is NBA 2K18 tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a NBA 2K18 teammate, or by bouncing it while walking or NBA 2K18 running (dribbling). It is a violation to lift, or drag, one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both NBA 2K18 hands then resume dribbling.