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That 4.9 m line in Diagram 2 is the extended free-throw line, used for defining the restricted area. The centre 3.6 m of that line, where it joins the free-throw semi-circle, is the free-throw line itself. When taking a free throw, a player must Take a position behind the free-throw line and inside the semi-circle. (Art 43.2.3). If they took a position ...


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First, the ball is dead, yes, but the first line says: For both teams, the ball becomes dead, the game clock is stopped and the official has ended his communication with the scorer's table. That is "and". The ball is dead AND the clock is stopped. The clock does not stop following a field goal, outside the last two minutes (Rule 49.2), so the team that ...


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There is nothing explicit in any rule to support this interpretation. However, Article 49 requires that The timer shall measure playing time as follows: Starting the game clock when: ... During a throw-in, the ball touches or is legally touched by a player on the playing court. Since the ball is not in play when it first touches the ring, an argument ...


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I don't think there's a conflict. Point b is for recognizing that our feet don't immediately match our action. So coming to a stop, or beginning our shooting motion, our feet tend to move so we shouldn't get punished for it. Point d is that after you come to a stop after point b, you can't pick up your pivot foot without passing or going into a shooting ...


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There are a few situations covered by the FIBA rules. If it's just a throw-in with no extra info added, then the shot clock will start simultaneously with the game clock as defined in §50.1 (merely because the game clock is restarted under the same conditions): Shot clock operator: Duties 50.1 Started or restarted when: On the playing ...


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The point of the video from Rio 2016, where the new OCT 2017 rule DID NOT yet apply, was to highlight a call that was correct but now would be considered incorrect. The lay up in your video IS a LEGAL play as of Oct 2017. Important emphasis for the new rules is the player was shooting, not dribbling. The pass receiver uses 1 step to gather (Step 0) then ...


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The timeout rule is pretty simple: 18.2.2. A time-out may be granted during a time-out opportunity. 18.2.3. A time-out opportunity begins when: For both teams, the ball becomes dead, the game clock is stopped and the official has ended his communication with the scorer's table. For both teams, the ball becomes dead following a successful last or only free ...


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