How long in seconds is the shot clock in an NBA game?
Answer: In basketball, the 24-second shot clock is a timer designed to increase the game’s pace and scoring. The offensive team must attempt to get the ball into the basket by the ball leaving the player’s hand before the shot clock expires, and the shot must either touch the rim or enter the basket. If the offensive team fails to register an attempt within the time limit, they are assessed a violation resulting in a turnover to their opponents. The National Basketball Association has had a 24-second limit since first introducing the shot clock in the 1950s.
In a one-time preseason experiment, the game will be played using four 11-minute quarters, according to an NBA news release. Currently, each quarter is 12 minutes long, (48 minutes total), which is played out on average over 2 hours 15 minutes, including pauses, timeouts and other breaks in play.Oct 14, 2014