hockey assist

A pass to a teammate who in turn immediately (within 1 second in the NBA) makes a second pass that results in a basket, awarding the second player an assist. While not appearing in standard box scores, these are recorded in the NBA and several other leagues. The alternate term "hockey assist" comes from the fact that ice hockey awards assists not only to the player whose pass leads immediately to a goal, but also to the teammate who made the next-to-last pass in the sequence.