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Basketball 1st Half

Basketball 1st Half

Basketball 1st Half

The 1st half in basketball is the first of two halves in a basketball game. At the end of the first half there is halftime and a halftime show. To begin the second half, the team who lost the jump ball in the first half will start with the ball.

Game Clock

Basketball game clock

The time left in each quarter is displayed on the game clock. Each quarter is 12 minutes long, but there are also times where the clock is stopped throughout the quarter. Since each quarter is 12 minutes long, each half is 24 minutes long.

Game Structure

Remember that in a basketball game, there are two halves, or four quarters. The first half includes the first and second quarter:

  • 1st Quarter (1st Half)
  • 2nd Quarter (1st Half)
  • Halftime
  • 3rd Quarter (2nd Half)
  • 4th Quarter (2nd Half)
  • Overtime (if necessary)

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