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The competition proved fiercer than expected, with a Lowry 3-pointer and a Lowry free throw putting Toronto up 95-93 with 3:54 to play in the fourth.
Andrew Wiggins hit two clutch free throws in overtime to seal it.
Butler, who has not held back from openly challenging Wiggins and the other junior members of the team to play with more tenacity, walked up to Wiggins before the free throws with some forceful encouragement.
New Orleans opened the second half with a 20-4 run and E'Twaun Moore made a pair of free throws that put his team up 79-53 with 5:47 left in the period.
But Vic missed a couple of free throws in the final minute as the Hornets tried to rally.
Ersan Ilyasova made two free throws to put the Sixers up 132-129 with 3.3 seconds left.
Sky-is-falling update The Chinese space agency is now claiming the Tiangong-1 is actually a Dwight Howard free throw re-entering Earth’s atmosphere and is advising all Charlotte residents to go to the nearest bomb shelter.
In the movie, the team with the dark red and gold uniforms gets to the semifinals, has a key player foul out and a little-used guy at the end of the bench makes a pair of last-second free throws to win it.
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Definition of free throw for English Language Learners
: a basketball shot worth one point that must be made from behind a special line and that is given because of a foul by an opponent
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