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# How many different ways can a basketball player score exactly 8 points in a game?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

10 ways.8 free throws (1 x 8)

6 free throws 1 field goal (1+1+1+1+1+1+2)

5 free throws 1 three pt field goal (1+1+1+1+1+3)

4 free throws 2 field goals (1+1+1+1+2+2)

3 free throws 1 field goal 1 three pt field goal (1+1+1+2+3)

2 free throws 3 field goals (1+1+2+2+2)

2 free throws 2 three pt field goals(1+1+3+3)

1 free throw 2 field goals 1 three pt field goal (1+2+2+3)

2 three pt field goals 1 field goal (3+3+2)

4 field goals (2 x 4)

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11y ago

Wiki User

12y ago

Well... 1 pt is a free throw and 2 pts for regular FG, 3 pts for a long FG. So basically about 30 ways.

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