Euroleague Basketball report on Anadolu Efes Istanbul-Real Madrid Shot Clock Reset

Dec 09, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Euroleague Basketball report on Anadolu Efes Istanbul-Real Madrid Shot Clock Reset

Following speculation surrounding a shot clock reset to 14 seconds during the third quarter of the Anadolu Efes Istanbul-Real Madrid game played on December 7, 2018, Euroleague Basketball’s findings are:

"In the third quarter with 3:16 left on the game clock, a Technical Foul was called on Bryant Dunston of Anadolu Efes Istanbul. At the time Real Madrid were in possession of the ball, and when the game clock stopped the shot clock displayed 4.3 seconds. As per Article 29.2.1. (24 seconds) of the FIBA Official Basketball Rules 2018:

The shot clock shall be reset whenever the game is stopped by an official:

  • For a foul or violation (not for the ball having gone out-of-bounds) by the team not in control of the ball,
  • For any valid reason by the team not in control of the ball,
  • For any valid reason not connected with either team.
In these situations, the possession of the ball shall be awarded to the same team that previously had control of the ball. If the throw-in is then administered in that team’s:
  • Backcourt, the shot clock shall be reset to 24 seconds.
  • Frontcourt, the shot clock shall be reset as follows:
    • If 14 seconds or more are displayed on the shot clock at the time when the game was stopped, the shot clock shall not be reset, but shall continue from the time it was stopped.
    • If 13 seconds or less are displayed on the shot clock at the time when the game was stopped, the shot clock shall be reset to 14 seconds.

However, if the game is stopped by an official for any valid reason not connected with either team and, in the judgement of an official, the reset of the shot clock would place the opponents at a disadvantage, the shot clock shall continue from the time it was stopped.

Therefore the shot clock was correctly reset to 14 seconds by the timer, given that after Real Madrid’s free throw, the subsequent throw-in was administered in Real Madrid’s frontcourt."