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Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...
, an old-fashioned three
point play is achieved by scoring a two-point basket, being fouled in the process, and scoring one point on the free throw
In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points from a restricted area on the court , and are generally awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team...
. It is named thusly as before the three point shot
A three-point field goal is a field goal in a basketball game, made from beyond the three-point line, a designated arc radiating from the basket...
was created, it was the only way to score three points on a single possession. It is even more commonly commonly called a "three-point-play". Various other names for it have arisen throughout the years. Hence the term commonly used among NBA analysts "a three point play the old-fashioned way"