three-point line

three-point line

(thrē′point′)
n. Basketball
A line on the floor of the court, forming an arc at a set distance from the basket, beyond which a field goal counts for three points.
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Late in the second half the Raiders couldn't rally with outside shooting, finishing just 2-of-15 overall (13 percent) from behind the three-point line.
He is Australia's best player averaging close to 20 points and 70 percent from the three-point line.
Next, Cheng got to participate in an warmup session with Carter which included Cheng throwing passes to Carter as he shot jump shots from the three-point line and was capped off with Cheng tossing an alley-oop pass for Carter to catch in midair and slam dunk.
Regarding rules, the league will be similar to the NBA, with four twelve-minute quarters and a pro-level three-point line.
But don't be surprised to see the ageless NLEX big man going as far as behind the three-point line and even taking outside shots on a regular basis in the coming season.
Leicester don't have a lot size but they have very good shooters and Great Britain players so we knew we had to limit them from the three-point line.
The Argentinian outfit are unlikely to be afforded much space or territory to play their expansive game and the Stormers can cover a three-point line.
Telekom gained the upper hand for the first time in the match with Shipp scoring from the three-point line in the third quarter, 45-42.
Having found his range from the three-point line, American guard Andre Emmett then helped Croatian giant Dalibor Bagaric get in on the scoring act as Amchit edged the first quarter 26-16.
The Crusaders also had a miserable afternoon from the free-throw line (8 for 18) and behind the three-point line (3 for 13).
But, after reviewing the decision a number of times on courtside television, the referee and umpires overturned their earlier decision of awarding the threepointer, claiming there was not enough evidence as to whether or not the VEF guard was clearly standing behind the three-point line, opting instead to award the Latvian club two points for the shot and, subsequently, send the game into overtime, where Kalev/Cramo held on for a 79-76 win.
Also starring for Iran were outside threat Hamed Afagh and guard Mahdi Kamrany, who converted 6 of 11 from behind the three-point line and slashed through Taiwan's defense with several strong drives to the basket, combining for 36 points and keeping Taiwan on their heels the entire game.