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In basketball, a field goal that is behind the arc (long distance) and thus worth three points instead of two. The 3 point shot originated in the American Basketball Association before it was adopted by the NCAA and NBA.
Louie put up a 3 point shot from 23 feet, and hit it, to turn a 2 point deficit into a 1 point lead for his team.
by PMax March 09, 2008
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