NBA considers changing a rule to shorten overtime

Sports leagues around the world are always looking for ways to improve the quality of their games, and the NBA is no exception. That being said, there are some proposals that could become controversial in terms of decreasing the match.

One of the elements that the NBA is examining is the length of overtime. As it stands, an overtime lasts an additional five minutes, and matches go on as many extra periods as necessary until a winner is determined.

Here is part of what the league is proposing, according to Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.

“Another potential change could be the use of a score to reach, but only for overtime. The G-League experimented with the rule during the regular season and for quarters during the Winter Showcase in Las Vegas. Comparing the regular overtime of the 2021-22 season with the pre-Showcase overtime, the duration dropped on average from 13 minutes to 8.5″.

The NBA has experimented with the goal-scoring format in the past, but it was for the last All-Star Games. The rule change has created excitement for some because that number could become iconic, but at the same time it is hard to find a number that would make sense.

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