shot clock (basketball)

What is shot clock (basketball)?

shot clock (basketball) meaning A timer designed to increase the pace (and subsequently, the score) by requiring the ball to either touch the rim or enter the basket before the timer expires, resulting in a loss of possession. The time limit is 24 seconds in the NBA, WNBA, and FIBA play; 30 in NCAA women’s play; and 35 in NCAA men’s play. See also airball.


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