What are the big differences?

What are the main differences between FIBA ​​rules and NBA rules? In this period of EuroBasket, this is usually the type of question that deserves a clear, clear and precise answer. Since we won’t hide it, when you go from eight months from an NBA to a FIBA ​​competition, you always need a little time to adjust to the level of judging and the rules. The three seconds on the paddle, cleaning up the circle, playing time…in short, it’s different. So here’s the homemade interpretation.

# Duration of the match

NBA: 48 min. In the MLS, the game takes place in four 12-minute quarters, for a total of 48 minutes (yes, we are math geniuses). In the event of a tie, a five-minute extension is used to choose between the two teams.

FIBA: 40 minutes. In international basketball, the game is played in four quarters of 10 minutes, which is 40 minutes in total. In the event of a tie, we also start with a five-minute extension to choose between the two teams, especially when it is the French team that plays.

# Distance from 3-point line

NBA: 7 m 24. In the American League, the field size is 28.6 meters x 15.2 meters, and the 3-point line is on 7.24 meters.

FIBA: 6 m 75. In international basketball, with a slightly smaller field size (28 x 15), the 3-point line is closer because it is located at 6m75 (Stephen Curry laughs).

Source: Canadian Olympic Committee

# Possession of the ball at the beginning of the first half

NBA: In Major League Soccer, the team that wins the early jump ball gets the ball at the start of the fourth quarter. So the team that lost the first jump ball owns the ball at the start of the second and third quarters. You should also know that extra throws are made from the bottom line, under your basket.

FIBA: In international basketball, we take turns. The team that wins the ball in the initial jump wins the ball at the beginning of the second half, and the other team gets the ball at the beginning of the second and fourth quarters. Unlike the NBA, strikes take place in the middle of the field.

#3 seconds into the defense key

NBA: Not allowed. In the American League, a player is penalized if he remains in the switch for more than three seconds without defending against a direct opponent. If caught by the patrol, it is a free throw for the opposing team. FYI, it is also forbidden to stay three seconds in the racket in attack (in NBA as in FIBA).

FIBA: allowed. In international basketball, any player can pitch his tent in the racket because the 3-second rule in defense does not exist. Which makes hitting the basket more difficult for opposing attackers, and so we imagine DeAndre Jordan would turn into 25 rebounds and 8 blocks if he played Euro.

# Touch the ball when it is above the circle (goal shooting)

NBA: Not allowed. In MLS, no player is allowed to touch the ball when it is above the circle, or in what is called a “dummy cylinder” located above the basket.

FIBA: authorized. In international basketball, it is possible to clean the circle. If you’re an NBA fan but new to FIBA, it’s shocking to see a player who clears the ball when he just touched the circle and still can get into the basket. Spoiler, we’re still having a hard time getting used to it, while Andrew Albissi clearly has a hard time doing it.

Note: In the NBA as in FIBA, you cannot block a ball in the lower stage, and you cannot block a ball that has already touched the board.

Source: Business Insider

# number of defects

NBA: In the MLS, a player is sent off when he or she has committed an offense 6 disadvantages. He was also kicked out for two technical errors or one major level 2 bug (we’ll talk about it below). In terms of team errors, the opponent in the bonus after 4 mistakes made in a quarter space.

FIBA: In international basketball, a player is sent off when he commits an offense 5 disadvantages. He was also expelled for one foul called disqualification, two technical fouls, two non-athletic fouls, or one technical foul + 1 non-athletic foul. In terms of team errors, the opponent in the bonus after 4 mistakes made in a quarter space, as in the NBA. However, you should know that a technical error is considered a team error in FIBA, unlike in the NBA.

# Blatant and non-mathematical errors

NBA: In the MLS, referees can charge a player with a level 1 or 2 flagrant foul depending on the severity of the foul.

FIBA: In international basketball, we’re not talking about flagrant fouls but about non-sporting fouls or even disqualifying fouls in the worst case. But non-sporting fouls are not only about excessive contact, they are also about fouls that break up counter-attacks or when a defender does not play the ball such as intentional fouls late in the game. This explains why Turkey received two free throws in the last seconds against France (but not why Sidi Othman suffocated on the line…).

When you see a referee do this, it means that he is not a sportsman (Source: Channel + Sports)

# When two players grab the ball at the same time

NBA: In the American League, we start on the jump ball, i.e. a between two With the referee throwing the ball in the air in the middle of the players involved (in one of the three circles of the court, in the middle or at one of the rackets, depending on the location of the movement).

FIBA: When the referee cannot determine which player has the ball, there is no jumping ball in FIBA. The ball is returned to one of the teams. The team that loses the first jump ball (the one who starts the game) gets the ball first, then it’s up to the other team if two players fight over the ball again.

# timeouts

NBA: In the American League has a coach 7 timeouts In total. 2 extra time-outs are awarded in case of extension and this is for each period (if there is a second extension, the coach wins 2 extra times, etc.).

FIBA: In international basketball, he has a coach 5 timeouts In total: 2 in the first half and 3 in the second. One additional time-out is given in case of overtime (and only one time-out, no matter how many times over). You should also know that unlike the NBA, only coaches can request a timeout in FIBA. Ah, and Chris Webber still doesn’t understand that sentence.

# Violation of five seconds in possession of the ball

NBA: In MLS, a player can hold the ball without dribbling for more than five seconds regardless of whether the defender is defending it or not.

FIBA: In international basketball, a player cannot hold the ball for more than five seconds without dribbling when the defender is actively defending it (within one yard). He must either find a teammate, shoot or dribble, or else the ball is returned to the opponent.

*There is, however, a difference to the NBA’s five-second rule: a player cannot dribble in a low corner/return to the basket for more than five seconds.

# Stop the clock after a successful shot

NBA: In the MLS, the clock stops after a successful shot in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime, as well as in the last minute of each of the first three quarters.

FIBA: In international basketball, the clock stops after a successful shot in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime (as in the NBA for that), but it continues to shine after a basket in the first three quarters.

Sources: FIBA, NBA, BasketNews

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