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free throw

noun as in foul shot

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At halftime, the Raptors were shooting 59 percent from the field, 57 percent from three and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Turgeon saw some positives — better rebounding and free throw shooting, for instance — but the stakes of each remaining game continue to increase and any lapses will only become more costly.

Gillespie made both free throws, and the Hoyas trailed by nine with 22 seconds remaining.

LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges began grinning and trading laughs on the sidelines and at the free throw line midway through the second quarter, comfortable and unburdened.

Ayala made all nine of his free throw attempts, and he finished 6 for 11 from the field.

Playing basketball with a bunch of kids got real embarrassing, real fast: Obama stands at the free-throw line, cameras rolling.

One LBJ free throw and one errant Thabo Sefolosha pass later, and suddenly the Thunder were on the ropes.

The statistics: 27 free throw attempts in the quarter for the Lakers, against nine for the Kings.

Judith couldn't see what had happened, but evidently there had been a foul, for Catherine had a free throw.

In case of a foul, a 15 foot line measured from the pin in the circle is used as a free throw line.

The Purple Five player missed the free throw, while the Cubs again scored.

Violation of a rule constitutes a foul and gives the opponents a free throw for the basket from a point fifteen feet away.

In a free throw the guard is not allowed to interfere with the ball hitting the pin.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to free throw, such as: charity shot, and charity toss.

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