The NBA Is Tweaking Its Timeout And End Game Rules To Speed Up Play

07.12.17 6 months ago

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The NBA continues to tweak its rules as the offseason rolls on. The Association announced from Las Vegas today that it’s changing a number of late-game rules in an effort to speed up play and create more exciting finishes. Fresh off the heels of moving the trade deadline to before the All-Star Game, the rules further tweak how you’ll be watching basketball come this fall.

The main points of emphasis? The elimination of a distinction between a “full” and “team” timeout, timeout distribution spread out throughout the entire game and fewer timeouts in the final minutes of each game. Here are the rule changes in full:

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