Is illegally interfering with the flight of a field goal attempt when the ball is above the basket. If goaltending is called on the defense, the shot is scored as a field goal. If goaltending is called on offense, the defensive team is awarded possession of the ball and no points are scored.
When a defender blocks a shot that is descending toward the basket or if the ball is touched directly above the rim. Results in two points for the offense.
A violation in which a player interferes with a shot while the ball is on its downward arc, pins it against the backboard or touches it while it is in an imaginary cylinder above the basket; may be committed by either an offensive or defensive player.
Called when a defending player touches the ball on its downward flight to the basket or a ball directly above the basket. Touching a ball while it is on the rim is also goaltending in the NBA and WNBA, but not in international competition.
Interference with a shot by touching the ball or basket while the ball is on, over, or within the rim. Also touching the ball on its downward flight to the basket before it hits the rim.
Intentional illegal defense by a defender. When the defender attempts defense prior to first contact. See Also: Defense