Olympic basketball is played according to rules set forth by FIBA, the sport's international governing body. Here's how FIBA's rules compare to those of the NBA and WNBA. Duration of game. FIBA: Four 10-minute quarters; NBA: Four 12-minute quarters; WNBA: Four 10-minute quarters; Shot clock. FIBA: 24 seconds; NBA: 24 seconds; WNBA: 24 seconds; Backcourt violation
In the NBA or basketball games in general, each quarter’s length throughout the game is always the same on the clock. In the NBA, the length of a quarter is 12 minutes on the clock, however, the overall time for each quarter can be different based on the number of stoppages done in the quarter.
2 free-throws awarded for each (non-shooting) foul after the 4th period (includes player technical fouls) Does not include offensive fouls/fouls by team in possession. 2 free-throws awarded for each foul after the 4th team foul or last two minutes of each quarter, whichever comes first.
Original rules The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands (never with fist). A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made... The ball must be ...
All that is needed to play is a court and basketball. Teams must wear matching strips with some players choosing to wear gum shields and face masks for protection. The game is split up into 4 twelve minute quarters. In between the 2 nd and 3rd quarter is a 15 minute half time interval. Scoring. There are three scoring numbers for basketball players.
Players May Not Play in Seven Quarters. Players are permitted to play in six (6) quarters in a day. (See Rule 33 for tournament exception) Coaches should check the official scorebook prior to the start of the game and make sure that the official book has the correct number of quarters played in the proceeding game so as not to have 6th quarter violations.
When the ball is inbound, the clock starts once a player touches the ball. In the NBA the clock stops after a made shot during the last two minutes of the game and overtime. For college it stops during the last minute of the game and overtime. Overtime. If the game is tied after regulation time, there will be overtime.
The time shall be two 15-minute halves, with five minutes’ rest between. 13. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner. In case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made. The rules are courtesy of USA Basketball.