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Basketball at INTERSPORT
Welcome to INTERSPORT Basketball. Please see some of our frequently asked questions about Basketball and how to play.
- A basketball game consists of two teams who throw a ball into their opponents basket to gain points.
- Each team has a squad of 12 players. Only 5 players are permitted onto the court at one time, allowing for unlimited substitutions.
- Players may move the ball around the court by passing, tapping, throwing, rolling or dribbling.
- The duration of a basketball game is 40 minutes consisting of four 10 minute quarters with a 15 minute break at half-time. There is also a two minute interval between each quarter.
- If a game is tied, it will continue to an extra period of five minutes, then as many five minute periods as are necessary to break the tie.
- Points are scored when the ball is shot through the basket hoop. Two points are gained for a basket inside the three-point semi circle and three points are gained for baskets scored outside of that space.
- Free throws are awarded when a foul is committed and are awarded one point if it results in a basket.
Basic Product Requirements
- Basketball Shoes
- Adequate clothing – shorts & vest
- Basketball ring or system