The most important basketball game rules, the knowledge of which is necessary to play a basketball game. In this article, you see the rules and regulations of the basketball game.

1.A basketball game is played by 2 teams of 12 players. There may be 5 players from each team on the field.


2.The match is divided into 4 quarters of 10 minutes each, in the NBA 12 minutes. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins the match. In the event of a tie, 5-minute overtime is played until one of the teams wins.

3.Breaks between quarters and possibly extra periods last 2 minutes each. The exception is the break in the middle of the match, i.e. between the 2nd and 3rd quarter, which lasts 15 minutes in a Basketball game.

  • The ball may be alive or dead.
  • drops the referee’s hands on a jump ball.
  • is in the possession of the thrower during the free-throw
  • is in the possession of the introducer at the time of entry.

The ball is/becomes dead when:

  • a basket is scored.
  • an official blows his whistle when the ball is live.
  • the signal for the end of the period will sound.
  • the signal that ends the action will sound.

4.Throw for a basket – The ball in the possession of a player is thrown towards the opponents’ basket. Unusual types of throws that matter worse: the ball after a rebound from the basket or plate is directed to the trash, and the ball is inserted into the basket with one or both hands. It is illegal to touch the ball while the ball is above the rim of the basket and is in flight, or it has touched the backboard.

5.The act of shooting occurs when the athlete starts with the continuous movement that precedes the throwing action. Ends when the ball has left the player’s hands and, if the thrower is in the air, both feet on the floor.

6.Putting the ball into the game: the ball is thrown into the game by a player standing outside the court in the place indicated by the referee, there are 5 seconds for the throw-in, the put-in player may not touch the ball when it has not touched another player on the court.


7.Player substitutions – Player substitutions may take place when the ball becomes dead. The substitute asks for a change.

8.Dribbling the ball – this is the movement of a live ball by a player by throwing, bouncing on the floor, rolling on the floor, and deliberately throwing it against the backboard. The dribble ends when the player catches the ball with his hands.

Steps You Should Follow Strictly

9.Steps – This is an illegal movement of the foot/feet while in control of a live ball on the playing court. A player commits a steps violation when he takes more than two steps while holding the ball.

10.A player may not stay in the opposing team’s restricted area for about more than three consecutive seconds whereas his team has a live ball in the frontcourt.

11.If a team gains control of a live ball on the playing court, it shall have 24 seconds to attempt a shot for the field goal. After the assembly in the attack, the team has 14 seconds to play another action.

12.Foul – This is a violation of the rules related to illegal contact with an opponent or unsportsmanlike conduct.

These are some of the rules and regulations you should follow while playing a basketball game.


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