Ten people chase a ball on the court and throw it into the hoop. The game of basketball is basically that simple. However, when you say that to die-hard NBA fans, they definitely won’t agree. For every fan, the reasons to support the NBA are different and all very interesting. If you/you don’t understand the basketball game and feel that the fans are overly excited, you might as well read this article first, maybe it will open your door to the basketball world.
The predecessor of the NBA (National Basketball Association), the BAA (Basketball Association of America), was founded in the summer of 1946 with a total of 11 teams. With the expansion and merger of the league, the American Basketball Association (America basketball association) was merged in 1976, and the total number of teams came to 22, while the NBA now has 30 teams.
What is the NBA playing? How to compare? How are the champions produced?
The 30 teams are divided into Eastern and Western Districts, with 15 teams in each district. The current system is to play 82 regular season games per season (except for special circumstances such as this year’s delayed start of the season due to the epidemic, only 72 games are played), and each The top 8 players in each division will advance to the playoffs. The playoffs adopt a series system, with 4 wins in 7 games and a total of 4 rounds. It should be noted here that the first three rounds are played against each other in the same division, and the finals (NBA finals) across divisions will not be held until the champion of each division is determined. The team that wins the finals becomes the champion team of the season, which is the highest honor in an NBA team. Every team tries their best to make their team look like a championship contender. A game lasts 48 minutes, divided into 4 quarters of 12 minutes each. If the score is tied, a 5-minute overtime will be played until the winner is determined
Basic terminology of the NBA
24-second shot clock rule:
Simply put, the team that gets the ball must shoot the ball within 24 seconds of holding the ball. If the time is up and the ball has not been shot or the ball does not touch the basket after the shot, the ball will belong to the opposing team.
8-second halftime rule:
This rule is relatively simple, that is, the team serving from the backcourt must take the ball across the half court within 8 seconds. If it is violated, the ball will also belong to the opposing team.
Two points? Three points? One point?
On offense, if a player makes a shot from outside the three-point line and makes a goal, it will be counted as a three-pointer, and a goal within the three-point line (including stepping on the line) will be counted as two points. The case of one point is called a free throw. If you are fouled on offense, you will see if the ball is a shot foul. If the ball is not scored, it will be two free throws within the three-point line, and three free throws outside the three-point line. If the ball goes in, we call it an extra penalty, or And 1, and you can get another free throw no matter where the shot is taken. One free throw for one point.
Five out? Six off?
In the NBA rules, a player can no longer play the game after the sixth foul in a single game, and the five-foul departure is the rule used in other leagues (including Olympic international games, etc.)
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