It is important for you to understand the basic structure of a basketball game.
In this tutorial, we will learn about the structure of a basketball game and what you can expect watching or playing one from beginning to end.
The periods of play are called:
The halves are called:
The amount of time in each period in regulation differs at all levels of play (youth, college, pro). We will learn more about how much time is in each period at the various levels of play when we discuss the game clock coming up next.