“This is an example of a defensive foul, committed after the start of the upward shooting motion by the offensive player. The defensive player, Malik Beasley, reaches in and commits a foul at mid court after the offensive player, Ricky Rubio, had gathered the ball and started his upward motion to shoot. This is a foul in the act of shooting and three free throws would be awarded. Please note that when there is no penalty situation in effect, if a defender takes a foul against an offensive player with the ball to stop play, no continuation will be awarded, unless the offensive player has already started an upward shooting motion towards the basket, or it is imminent that the game or shot clock will expire or he is driving to the basket.”