American Basketball Playoffs is a basketball simulation video game!its gameplay simulates a typical game of basketball, with the player controlling an entire team or a select player; objectives coincide with the rules of basketball and presentation resembles actual televised American national basketball games. Various game modes have been featured in the game, allowing for gameplay variety. Numerous elements of the games feature customizable options. American Basketball Playoffs is a limited-contact sport game played on a rectangular court. While most often played as a team sport with five basketball players on each side, three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one competitions are also common. The objective is to shoot a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through a hoop 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter and 10 feet (3.048 m) high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. American Basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith. A basketball team can score a field goal by shooting the basketball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the shooting team if the basketball player shoots from behind the three-point line, and two points if shot from in front of the line. A basketball team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point, after the other team is assessed with certain fouls. The basketball team with the most points at the end of the basketball game wins, but additional time (overtime) is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The basketball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate, or by bouncing it while walking or 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 hands then resume dribbling. American basketball game has many individual techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, shooting, passing, dribbling, dunking, shot-blocking, and rebounding. Basketball teams generally have player positions, the tallest and strongest members of a team are called a center or power forward, while slightly shorter and more agile basketball players are called small forward, and the shortest basketball players or those who possess the best basketball handling skills are called a point guard or shooting guard. The basketball point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coach’s game plan, and managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays (player positioning).