4 point game

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The 4-point game ( Engl. Four-point-play ) is a game situation in basketball .

If a player is fouled behind the three-point line and hits the throw, he is then awarded a free throw . If he can hit this, he scores a total of 4 points and thus a 4-point game . It is the highest number of points that a team with a possession of the ball can get. A four-point game is rare in basketball because a foul on an attempt to throw from the three-point line usually prevents a successful hit.

Notable events

  • The first 4-point game in NBA history was made by Sam Smith of the Chicago Bulls on October 21, 1979 against the Milwaukee Bucks .
  • On June 5, 1999, Larry Johnson of the New York Knicks won the third game of the Easter Conference Finals with a 4-point game.
  • On April 27, 2009, James Jones of the Miami Heat reached two 4-point games within eleven seconds. In doing so, he shares two NBA records with Jamal Crawford : most 4-point games by a player within a game and most 4-point games by a player within a quarter.
  • On December 2, 2014, Jamal Crawford also became the sole NBA record holder with 42 4-point games.

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Report on Sam Smith
  2. Johnson's four-point play gives NY 2-1 series lead ( Memento of November 27, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Griffin, Redick each score 23 points as Clippers rout Timberwolves 127-101 ( Memento from December 4, 2014 in the Internet Archive )