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NBA Live 2004

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Gameplay Controls

NBA Live 2004

OFFENSE
Directional Buttons Call an offensive Quick Play
X Button Pass (Hold and release to execute a and-Go. Direction of the left analog stick Give-chooses receiver)
Triangle Button Pro-Hop/Power Dribble (Tap for power dribble when player is standing still)
Square Button Dunk/Lay-up (Double-tap to adjust your shot)
Circle Button Shoot (press and hold to jump then release to shoot; Tap to fake)
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle, or Triangle (Tap L2 to pass to closest man to basket) Direct Pass
L1 Button Back down defender / Protect ball
R2 Button alley-oop pass (when teammate has a clear lane to the basket)
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause game
Select Button Call timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA SPORTS Freestyle Control
R3 Button + Square, X, Circle, or Triangle = Off-Ball Switch

CALL-FOR-PASS INBOUNDING
Directional Buttons Strategic Player Switch to the best 3-point shooter, the closest man to the basket, the best free-throw shooter, or the best ball handler.
X Button Call for Pass
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle or Triangle = Direct Player Switch
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Pass Receiver

DEFENSE
Directional Buttons Call a defensive Quick Play
X Button Switch Players (direction of the left analog stick chooses receiver)
Triangle Button Jump to block/Rebound
Square Button Steal (to drive for a loose ball on the court, press the Square Button)
Circle Button Take a charge
L2 Button + Square, X, Circle, or Triangle = Direct Player Switch, (tap) Switch to last man back
R2 Button Take a charge
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause game
Select Button Intentional Foul
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) EA SPORTS Freestyle Control

ADDITIONAL LOW POST MOVES
Triangle Button Power Dribble
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Toward basket + Square when close to the basket = Slam dunk, Away from the basket + Circle = Fade away jump shot, In the direction you want to spin and release L1 = Spin move from back down

OFFENSE (PLAYER LOCKED)
X Button Call for pass from the computer ball handler
Square Button Make computer ball handler shoot, Call for Dunk/Lay-up
Circle Button Make computer ball handler shoot
L1 Button + left analog stick = Set screen