Well, it’s still going to be on Sunday October 19, I mean the game between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets – when the NBA would be experimenting on a 44-minute game. That is 11 minutes per quarter or 1 minute less than the usual game we have today.
For coach Lionel Hollins of the Nets, he says “When this idea came up at the coaches’ meeting, I thought it was a unique experiment that was worth participating in. I’m looking forward to gauging its impact on the flow of the game. Since there is a shorter clock, it
affects playing time, so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays into substitution patterns.”
For us fans, more than timeouts, what we see are these..
One. A “prolonged career for the players” since risks of injury would be reduced a bit as well as their body’s wear and tear especially for the stars.
Two. A more exciting ballgame since the game has lesser time to make mistakes. Yes in a shorter game, sloppiness could be revved up or fine tuned – I’d take the latter.
In all, it would be much favorable to implement this rather than the proposed bigger court and 4-point shot sometime ago, remember?
Because for the fans, a logical yet entertaining kind of game is much better than a joke.