Definitions for "Goaltending"
Keywords:  basket, downward, flight, shot, touched
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.