No, to get any points the ball has to go through the hoop
They have sensors on the rim of the basketball hoop that give you a point every time the sensors recognize the ball has gone completely through the hoop.
the invention of basketball has had a profound effect for those wise enough to exploit it's marketability basketball has made America famouse since it was created by a man who was asked by olympic athlets to make a indoor sport that was non contact and they could play that was very energetic.
goal? as in hoop? To stand straight and 10" tall, and be round so the ball can go in it.
Basketball is a sport where you try to put the ball through the hoop.