free throw lane


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free throw lane

n.
The usually painted rectangular area between the foul line and the baseline on a basketball court, into which players cannot enter while a free throw is being taken.
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Noun1.free throw lane - a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboardfree throw lane - a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboard; players may not enter this lane during a free throw
basketball court - the court on which basketball is played
lane - a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
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Leading 98-95 with only 30 seconds left, the white shirts took possession off a turnover by Qatar Club, were fouled but muffed both chances from the free throw lane.
Zollner also was a strong advocate for several rule changes that shaped the game of basketball, including the 24-second clock, the six-foul rule and the widening of the free throw lane.