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    Cylie Pastian suffered from bone cancer in her right leg and was not able to risk hard physical contact. To enable her to continue playing basketball a special rule was established so she could act as scorer on the bench and only go onto the court to shoot the free throws for her team. Other than taking the free throws, she did not participate in general play on the court. Her record at the time the piece was written, maybe about 2008/9, was to have shot eight consecutive free throws successfully.

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    I'm sorry I don't get your answer. My question was about how to say three different expressions in basketball.

    1.take a free throw(shot) - Does this mean "just to be given a chance to throw a shot"?
    2.make a successful free shot - "suceed in free shot"?
    3.fail a free shot - how do you say the opposite of 2?

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    Sorry keannu, I wasn't specifically addressing those questions. The point I was making is that any discussion of Cylie having had shots other than free throws is irrelevant in this case.
    It's been a long time since I played basketball but here's what I know.
    1) A free throw is given when a team commits a foul. A player from the other team then stands on the free throw line and has an unimpeded shot at the goal. Depending on the type of foul and where it happens, either one, two or three free throws are awarded at any one time and each throw counts for one point.
    2,3) As with all sports there are many ways such things are described, but a when a player is successful with a shot they are commonly said to have "made the shot", and when not successful, to have "missed the shot".

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