**NBA/ABA Free Throw Rules 1955-Present**

**NBA 1955-1966**: 2 FT on FG miss and all backcourt fouls and 1 FT on FG make.

1 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls with possession going to the defensive (fouling) team after the free-throw attempt.

After 6th team defensive foul, 3 to make 2 and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls, 3 to make 2 on backcourt fouls, and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**NBA 1967-1969**: 2 FT on FG miss and all backcourt fouls and 1 FT on FG make.

1 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls with possession going to the defensive (fouling) team after the free-throw attempt.

After 5th team defensive foul, 3 to make 2 and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls, 3 to make 2 on backcourt fouls, and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**NBA 1970-1972**: 2 FT on FG miss and all backcourt fouls and 1 FT on FG make.

A free-throw attempt is no longer awarded on loose-ball fouls if the fouling team is not in the penalty.

Play is stopped and the ball is inbounded near the spot of the loose-ball foul.

If the fouling team is in the penalty, then 2 FT would be awarded on a loose-ball foul.

1 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls (except loose-ballfouls) with possession going to the defensive (fouling) team after the free-throw attempt.

After 5th team defensive foul, 3 to make 2 and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls, 3 to make 2 on backcourt fouls, and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**NBA 1973-1979**: 2 FT on FG miss and all backcourt fouls and 1 FT on FG make.

After 5th team defensive foul, 3 to make 2 and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls, 3 to make 2 on backourt fouls, and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**NBA 1980-1981**: 2 FT on 2pt FG miss and all backcourt fouls and 3 FT on 3pt FG miss and 1 FT on all FG makes.

After 5th team defensive foul, 4 to make 3 (on missed 3PT attempt), 3 to make 2, and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls, 3 to make 2 on backourt fouls, and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**NBA 1982-Present**: 2 FT on 2pt FG miss and 3 FT on 3pt FG miss and 1 FT on all FG makes.

After 5th team defensive foul, 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.

**ABA 1968-1976**: 2 FT on 2pt FG miss and 3 FT on 3pt FG miss and 1 FT on all FG makes.

After 6th team defensive foul, 4 to make 3 (on missed 3PT attempt), 3 to make 2, and 2 to make 1 on all shooting fouls and 2 FT on non-shooting defensive fouls.