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Gameplay Controls

NBA Live 2005

OFFENSE CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Call Offensive Quick Plays
X Button Pass (Direction of Left Analog Stick controls pass direction)
Triangle Button Pro-Hop/Power Dribble (Hold for Power Dribble when standing still)
Square Button Dunk/Lay-up (Double-tap to adjust shot)
Circle Button Shoot (Press and hold to jump, release to shoot)/Fake Shot (Tap)
L2 Button Direct Pass (With Square, X, Circle or Triangle)/Pass to Man Closest to Basket (Tap)
L1 Button Back Down Defender/Protect Ball
R2 Button Alley-Oop Pass
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause
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 Off-Ball Switch (With Square, X, Circle or Triangle)

MID-AIR REBOUNDS, TIPS AND DUNKS CONTROLS
Triangle Button Mid-Air Rebounds
Square Button Tip-Slam
Circle Button Tip-In

CALL FOR PASS INBOUNDING CONTROLS
X Button Call for Pass
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Pass Receiver
Combo #1 D-Button Left = Strategic Player Switch to Best 3-Point Shooter
Combo #2 D-Button Up = Strategic Player Switch to Closest Man to Basket
Combo #3 D-Button Right = Strategic Player Switch to Best Free Throw Shooter
Combo #4 D-Button Down = Strategic Player Switch to Best Ball Handler

LOW POST MOVES CONTROLS
Triangle Button Power Dribble
L1 Button Back Down Defender (Press and hold with other low post controls)
Combo #1 Left Analog Stick Toward Basket + Square = Slam Dunk
Combo #2 Left Analog Stick Away From Basket + Circle = Fade Away Jump Shot
Combo #3 Left Analog Stick in Spin Direction + Release L1 = Spin Move From Back Down

OFF-BALL SWITCH (WITHOUT BALL)
X Button Call for Pass
Square Button Call for Dunk/Lay-Up
Circle Button Call for Shot

FREE THROW CONTROLS
Combo #1 Press X, Square or Circle to set accuracy, then press X, Square or Circle again to set distance

DEFENSE CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Call Defensive Quick Plays
X Button Switch Players
Triangle Button Jump to Block/Rebound
Square Button Steal/Dive for Loose Ball
Circle Button Take a Charge
L2 Button Direct Player Switch (With Square, X, Circle or Triangle)/Switch to Last Man Back (Tap)
L1 Button Face Up/Box Out
R2 Button Take a Charge
R1 Button Turbo
Start Button Pause
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

3 POINT SHOOTOUT CONTROLS
X Button Jump/Shoot (Hold and release)
Triangle Button Jump/Shoot (Hold and release)
Square Button Jump/Shoot (Hold and release)
Circle Button Jump/Shoot (Hold and release)
L1 Button Switch Camera View
R1 Button Pick up Ball

SLAM DUNK CONTEST CONTROLS (ON THE GROUND)
X Button 2-Foot 180 Gather
Triangle Button 1-Foot 180 Gather
Square Button 1-Foot Gather
Circle Button 2-Foot Gather
L1 Button Dunk Modifier
R1 Button Dunk Modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move Player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Ball Toss

SLAM DUNK CONTEST CONTROLS (IN THE AIR)
X Button Clutch
Triangle Button Windmill
Square Button Tomahawk
Circle Button Pump
L1 Button Modifier
R2 Button Modifier
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Rotate Player (On 180 Gathers)