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Three-Point Play

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What Is The Definition Of A Three-Point Play In Basketball?

1. A three-point play is when an offensive player makes a field goal, or two-point basket, and is then fouled and makes their one free throw attempt. This is also referred to as an and-one play.

This should not be confused with a three-point field goal where a player makes a basket from beyond the three-point line and is worth three points.

Examples Of How Three-Point Play Is Used In Commentary

1. The forward sinks that free throw and completes the three-point play.

SportsLingo Goes The Extra-Inch With The Meaning Of A Three-Point Play

Before the three-point field goal was introduced in 1961 for professional basketball and 1980 for college, the only way for a player to score three points on a given play was to score a basket and to get fouled in order to receive their one free-throw attempt. Even after getting fouled, the player still had to make the free throw to complete the three-point play.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Basketball

Also Seen As:

1. And-One

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