a rapid dash to get a shot at one's own basket as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball; -- often occurring after the opposing team has shot at their basket.
The act of moving the ball quickly down court by an offensive team in hopes of getting ahead of the defense to score.
Moving the ball quickly downcourt in order to score before the defense can set up.
Fastbreak is an offensive strategy in basketball. In a fastbreak, a team attempts to move the ball up court and into scoring position as quickly as possible, so that the defense is outnumbered and does not have time to set up.