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Also on:GC, PS2
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Gameplay Controls

NBA Live 2004

OFFENSE
Directional Pad Call an offensive Quick Play
Left Thumbstick Move player
Right Thumbstick EA SPORTS Freestyle Control, (click) + X, A, B, or Y = Off-Ball Switch
A Button Pass (Hold and release to execute a and-Go. Direction of the left thumbstick Give-chooses receiver)
B Button Shoot (press and hold to jump then release to shoot; Tap to fake)
X Button Dunk/Lay-up (Double-tap to adjust your shot)
Y Button Pro-Hop/Power Dribble (Tap for power dribble when player is standing still)
White Button (hold) Alley-oop pass (when teammate has a clear lane to the basket)
Black Button + X, A, B or Y (Tap Black Button to pass to closest man to basket) Direct Pass
Left Trigger Back down defender / Protect ball
Right Trigger Turbo
Start Pause Game
Back Call timeout

CALL-FOR-PASS INBOUNDING
Directional Pad 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.
Left Thumbstick Move Pass Receiver
A Button Call for Pass
Black Button + X, A, B or Y = Off-Ball Switch

DEFENSE
Directional Pad Call a defensive Quick Play
Left Thumbstick Move player
Right Thumbstick EA SPORTS Freestyle Control, Steal (to drive for a loose ball on the court, press the X Button)
A Button Switch Players
B Button Take a charge
X Button Steal (to drive for a loose ball on the court, press the X Button)
Y Button Jump to block/Rebound
White Button (tap) Switch to last man back
Black Button + X, A, B or Y = Direct Pass
Right Trigger Turbo
Start Pause game
Back Intentional Foul

ADDITIONAL LOW POST MOVES
Left Thumbstick Toward basket + X when close to the basket = Slam dunk, Away from the basket + B = Fade away jump shot, In the direction you want to spin and release Left Trigger = Spin move from back down, Toward basket + B when close to basket = Jump Hook
Y Button Power Dribble

OFFENSE (PLAYER LOCKED)
A Button Call for pass from the computer ball handler
B Button Make computer ball handler shoot
X Button Call for Dunk/Lay-up, Make computer ball handler shoot
Left Trigger + Left Thumbstick = Set screen