Q: A ball enters the basket after striking the support. Should the throw-in take place closest to the violation or at the sideline location?  Same for a kicked ball that enters the basket.  The ball is dead when the official blows the whistle for the violation.

A: In both cases, because the ball entered the basket, the throw-in occurs at the free throw line extended. Here is the ruling directly from the FIBA Rulebook:

17.2.9 Whenever the ball enters the basket, but the field goal or the free throw is not valid, the game shall be resumed with a throw-in from the free-throw line extended.

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