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.