foul shot


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Naturally, more than a few people took a screenshot of the tweet and shared that on Twitter: Cavs attempted their first foul shot 22 seconds into the second half after zero first-half attempts. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Cavaliers owner deletes tweet about officiating during Game 3 of NBA Finals," 7 June 2018 He was then fouled shooting another 3, missed the shot but made all three free ones to give Ohio State a 77-70 lead with 1:04 left. Bill Landis,, "Ohio State beats South Dakota State 81-73 in NCAA Tournament first-round, advances to play Gonzaga," 15 Mar. 2018 The Sixers pulled within two points (112-110) on Dario Saric’s foul shot with 1:42 left. Keith Pompey,, "Ben Simmons' pair of foul shots with 5.6 seconds left lift Sixers over Chicago Bulls, 116-115," 22 Feb. 2018 The Cards missed 2 of 6 free throws in the final minute, and Jerome was fouled shooting a 3 with 0.9 seconds left. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville basketball stunned by No. 1 Virginia in regular-season home finale," 1 Mar. 2018 Simmons’ foul shot were set up after Joel Embiid stole Denzel Valentine’s bad pass. Keith Pompey,, "Ben Simmons' pair of foul shots with 5.6 seconds left lift Sixers over Chicago Bulls, 116-115," 22 Feb. 2018 Bulls guard Justin Holiday, older brother of Jrue, was fouled shooting a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds left on the clock. William Guillory,, "DeMarcus Cousins' historic performance leads Pelicans to double-overtime win," 23 Jan. 2018 With the Bucks down 109-104 following missed three-pointers by Vaughn and Antetokounmpo, Middleton got fouled shooting a three and made all three free throws to get the Milwaukee within two. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bulls 115, Bucks 109: Chicago's second-chance points sink Milwaukee," 15 Dec. 2017 Coach Brett Brown has already said that Fultz will have to pass the foul shooting eye test before being cleared to play. Keith Pompey,, "Anticipated return for Sixers' Markelle Fultz is unlikely before Christmas maybe even New Year," 9 Dec. 2017

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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