Three-point play

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In basketball, a three-point play is usually achieved by scoring a two-point field goal, being fouled in the act of shooting, and scoring one point on the subsequent free throw. Before the three-point field goal was created in the 1960s for professional basketball and 1980's for collegiate basketball, it was the only way to score three points on a single possession. It is sometimes called an old-fashioned three-point play to distinguish from the later three-point shot.[1][2] And one is also sometimes used to refer to the extra free throw after a two-point basket.[3] On more rare occasions the three-point play is achieved when a player in the act of shooting a three-pointer misses but is fouled and makes all three subsequent free throws.

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  1. ^ "Men's Basketball Survives at the RAC; Outlasts Rutgers, 84-71, in OT". Shupirates.com. 2008-01-31. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Clutch Play Late Seals Bama Win". Scout.com. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ "NBA "And One" Stats". 82games.com. Retrieved 2013-06-10.