/NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving

NBA eliminates timeouts to keep the ends of games moving


AP

Published 2:57 p.m. ET July 12, 2017 | Updated 5:47 p.m. ET July 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA has for years heard complaints that a free-flowing, fast-paced and athletic game grinds to a halt at the most important and compelling time, when everyone tunes in to watch the final few minutes of a tight game.

Now the league is finally taking steps to make sure crunch time doesn’t get bogged down by commercial time.

The league’s Board of Governors unanimously approved some changes that will potentially eliminate four time-outs per game, help speed up the final minutes of games and emphasize a timely resumption of play after halftime.

The changes all go into effect starting this coming…

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