LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA is trying to make games go a little more quickly.
The league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.
The changes all go into effect starting this coming season.
Teams will be limited to two timeouts in the final three minutes of a game, instead of having up to three. All four quarters will have two mandatory timeouts, after the 7- and 3-minute marks.
Also, all halftimes will be 15 minutes and delay of game penalties will be issued if teams aren’t ready to immediately play when intermission ends.
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