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They don't give 3 points for a field goal. Basketball gives you three points when you make a basket at the three point line the three point line was added after the 1978/1979 season.

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The three point field goal was added to the NBA in the 1979-80 season.

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The NBA adopted the 3 point shot for the 1979-80 season. On October 12, 1979, Chris Ford scored the 1st NBA 3 point goal.

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