Art. 29 – 24 seconds

Amended rules

Art 29.2.2

The shot clock shall be reset whenever a throw-in is awarded to the opponents’ team after the game is stopped by an official for a foul or violation (including for the ball having gone out-of-bounds) committed by the team in control of the ball.

The shot clock shall also be reset if the new offensive team is awarded a throw-in according to the alternating possession procedure.

If the throw-in is then administered in that team’s:

  • Backcourt, the shot clock shall be reset to a new 24 seconds.
  • Frontcourt, the shot clock shall be reset to 14 seconds.

Art 29.2.3

Whenever the game is stopped by an official for a technical foul committed by the team in control of the ball, the game shall be resumed with a throw-in from the place nearest to where the game was stopped. The shot clock shall not be reset but shall continue from the time it was stopped.

Art. 29.2.4

When the game clock shows 2:00 minutes or less in the fourth quarter or overtime, following a time-out taken by the team that is entitled to the possession of the ball from its backcourt, the head coach of that team has the right to decide whether the game shall be resumed with a throw-in from the throw-in line in the team’s frontcourt or from the team’s backcourt at the place nearest to where the game was stopped.

After the time-out, the throw-in shall be administered as follows:

  • If as a result of the ball having gone out-of-bounds and if from the team’s:
    • Backcourt: the shot clock shall continue from the time it was stopped.
    • Frontcourt: if the shot clock shows 13 seconds or less it shall continue from the time it was stopped. If the shot clock shows 14 seconds or more, it shall be reset to 14 seconds.

Reason for change

To shorten the time the offensive team has at its disposal for a shot, once a team is already in the frontcourt. To allow for more opportunities for a shot for a field goal during the game.