Look at the definition of layup:
a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard)
I think what the text is saying is that the Rockets could have made a foul and didn't and so didn't stop the player Stephon..who finally scored.
3.Official Eric Lewis did the honors after Thomas came out on the court to argue that Yao was getting away with a three-second violation, saying later he tried to get a technical.
Q: What does "getting away with a three -second violation" mean here ?And from the sentence does Thomas ,the coach of Knick presume that Yao in order to get a technical ,intentionally got away with a three -second violation? And does a technical here mean free throw?
A technical is a foul.
(basketball) a foul that that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
A three second violation is this:
Tell you the truth, sky, I have no idea of basketbal, that's why I found your question interesting.
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