Art. 17 – Throw-in

New rule

Art. 17.3.3

When the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the fourth quarter and in each overtime, and there is a throw-in, the official shall use an illegal boundary line crossing signal as a warning while administering the throw-in.

If a defensive player:

  • moves any part of his body over the boundary line to interfere with a throw-in,
  • or is closer than 1 metre to the player taking the throw-in when the throw-in place has less than 2 m distance,

it is a violation and shall lead to a technical foul.

Reason for change

To prevent the throw-in violations and delay during the last 2 minutes of the game.