Menu



RULE TEN. LAST THREE MINUTES OF PLAY

87.Last Tree Minutes of Play

During the last three minutes of play of the second half and during all extra periods, all personal fouls shall be considered as committed оn a player who is throwing for goal. The offended team shall have the option of either attempting the two free throws or of putting the ball in play from out-of-bounds at the mid-point of the side-line. This will also apply to free-throws following a technical foul committed by a player (not by Coach or substitute). The decision shall rest with the Captain of the offended team, and the player who is to put the ball in play from out-of-bounds will be entitled to pass the ball to a team mate at any point on the playing court.

88.Ten-Second Rule

During the last three minutes of play of the second half and during an extra periods, the attacking team must bring the ball to its front-court within 10 seconds from the moment it has got possession of the ball in the court. The same team cannot cause the ball to return to its back court. This restriction applies to all situations, including throw-in from out-of-bounds, rebounds and interceptions. It does not apply, however, to jump-ball situations at the centre circle or to the situation described in articles 75 and 87.

The ball is in the front-court when it touches the floor beyond the centre line or is touching a player who has a part of his body in contact with the floor beyond the centre line. The same principles apply when a team returns the ball to its back court.

An infraction of this rule is a violation. For penalty, see article 62.

END ОF TНЕ RULES