In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line, a line situated at the end of the restricted area. Free throws are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team, analogous to penalty shots in other team sports. Free throws are also awarded in other situations, including technical fouls, and when the fouling team has entered the bonus/penalty situation. Also, depending on the situation, a player may
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Foul NOT in the act of shooting, foul above 3-pt line, foul prior to gather/upward. December 11, 2020.
Three free throws are awarded if the player is fouled while shooting for a three-point goal and they miss their shot. If a player is fouled while shooting a three-point shot and makes it anyway, he is awarded one free throw. Thus, he could score four points on the play.
The player is awarded 2 or 3 points, depending on where the shot was attempted, plus an additional free throw. Thus, theoretically, a 4 point play exists when a player attempts a 3 point shot that goes in but is also fouled. Making the “And 1” free throw will result in a 4 point play.
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If a shot is successfully scored from inside of the three-point line, two points are awarded. If a team is awarded a technical foul then they will receive between one and three free shots.
Soon after, Naismith recognized that it was too severe of a penalty, and adjusted it so that all field goals were three points, and all fouls were an automatic one point. Further evolving it, Naismith decided that victims of a foul should instead be rewarded with a 20-foot shot, the first version of the free throw.
Free throw: 1 point. All field goals: 2 points. Field goal outside of 3-point arc: 3 points. Two 60-second timeouts permitted in the first half of play. Three 60-second timeouts permitted in the second half of play; Maximum of 2 timeouts permitted in the final 2 minutes of the fourth period; One 60-second timeout granted for each extra period
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