NBA changes some rules, with hopes of making games speedier
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly.
The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.
The changes all go into effect starting this coming season.
Teams will be limited to two time-outs in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory time-outs, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.
Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams are not ready to immediately play when intermission ends.
List of rule changes by NBA Competition Committee on timeouts, halftime, and trade deadline pic.twitter.com/HWbfMAH5Og
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) July 12, 2017
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