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Uncontested shot

An uncontested shot is a term used in basketball. It encompasses shots from layups, dunks, and jumpshots. It is any kind of shot in which the shooter has no one contesting or interfering with the shot. In competitive leagues, an uncontested shot is one in which a defender is not within five feet of the shooter. In the NBA, good defenders, such as Jason Kidd, Ben Wallace, Kevin Garnett, Bruce Bowen, Andrei Kirilenko, Shane Battier and Ron Artest rarely leave an offensive player uncontested. An uncontested shot is one in which a defender is not near enough to alter the offensive players shot in any way. The primary strategy of most offensive plays is to force an uncontested shot, while the primary strategy of most defensive plays is to prevent one. Uncontested shots are normally high percentage shots.

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