Have a look at the NBA vs FIBA rules, know what is Goaltending, fouls, length of game and more to know at Basketball World Cup
The summer season is now in full swing for NBA fans. There are currently no Summer League games scheduled, and the main free agent contracts have all been signed. Although there is always the chance of a significant deal, this period of the league schedule is normally calm.
NBA vs FIBA basketball rules difference, 3 point line rule, fouls, game time and which is better
But don’t worry, you’ll get the basketball action you want at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The competition, which runs from August 25 through September 10, will feature some of the best players in the globe. It’s important to review a few important international regulations and how they apply to FIBA Basketball World Cup matches before teams enter the court.
NBA vs FIBA rules, explained
Length of game
NBA: There are four 12-minute periods in total. There are five minute overtime sessions.
FIBA: There are four, each lasting ten minutes. In international competition, overtime sessions also last five minutes.
NBA: The radius of the 3-point line is 7.24 metres (6.7 metres at the corners).
FIBA: The radius of the 3-point line is 6.75 metres (6.6 metres at the corners).
Personal, flagrant and technical fouls
NBA: Six personal fouls are allowed. Personal fouls do not include technical fouls. If a player commits two technical fouls, he is dismissed from the game. For “unnecessary” or “excessive” contact, flagrant 1 and flagrant 2 fouls may also be assessed.
FIBA: Five personal fouls are allowed. The foul cap includes technical fouls. Unsportsmanlike fouls are used in place of flagrant 1 and 2 fouls even though they fundamentally refer to the same form of contact.
NBA: When the ball is falling towards the rim and is in its downward trajectory, players are not permitted to touch it. Additionally, when the ball is above the basket ring and inside the hypothetical cylinder, they are not permitted to touch it.
FIBA: When the ball is falling towards the rim and is in its downward trajectory, players are not permitted to touch it. Even though the ball is still inside the fictitious cylinder, they are nevertheless permitted to touch it after it has struck the rim.
Defensive three-second violation
NBA: If a player is not actively guarding an opponent, they are not permitted to remain in the lane for longer than three seconds. A technical foul is awarded if a player breaches the defensive three-second infraction.
FIBA: There is no defensive three-second rule.
When is the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
- Dates: Aug. 25-Sept. 10
- Locations: Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines
How to watch the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup?
- TV channels: ESPN2
- Live stream: ESPN+ | Courtside 1891 | Sling TV
FIBA Basketball World Cup groups 2023
- Dominican Republic
- South Sudan
- Puerto Rico
- United States
- New Zealand
- Cape Verde
- Cote d’Ivoire