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dearsportsfan.com/2013/05/05/how-long-is-an-nba-basketball-game

An NBA basketball game is forty eight minutes long and made up of four twelve minute quarters. I suppose you’re right that this seems a little arbitrary because the duration of most of the other big sporting events in the country do seem to end on a “ten.”

www.quora.com/How-long-does-a-professional-basketball-game...

In the NBA (National Basketball Association) in the US it lasts 4 quarters of 12 minutes. 48 min in total. In the Olympics for example, the game lasts 40 min (4 x 10 min quarters). Since the time is stopped if there is a foul or out of bounce for example the typical game from start to finish lasts between 2 - 2.5 hrs with 15min intermission.

www.reference.com/.../average-length-nba-game-7df1bcf6ed0aa740

In the 2010-2011 season, the average length of an NBA game was 138.1 minutes, or roughly 2 hours and 20 minutes. NBA games consist of four 12-minute quarters with a 15-minute halftime. As with any sport, a number of factors both in and outside of the actual game can affect the game's real-time length.

deadspin.com/why-do-nba-playoff-games-take-so-long-1584795832

While it's common knowledge (and a common complaint) that the NBA playoffs as a whole take a long time to complete, it's often the case that the games themselves take a long time as well.Part of ...

www.answers.com/Q/How_long_is_an_average_NBA_game

An NBA game consists of 48 minutes of play. However, with timeouts, halftime, free throws, and other parts of the game that cause time to stop, NBA games actually last around 2 hours and 15 ...

weaksideawareness.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/real-time...

NBA Playoffs are over so it’s time for a follow-up to post about real-time duration of games in the last regular season with Average Length of NBA games in the Last 5 Playoffs.. Again I’ll start with some curiosities… The longest game of that period lasted 3 hours and 56 minutes!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Basketball_Association

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada).It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA (also known as the International Basketball Federati...

www.nba.com/news/faq

NBA games are available on television in more than 200 countries around the world, including hundreds of national broadcasts in the USA every year on ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBA TV.

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061105135131AAtGUgs

an average nba game is about 2:30 hours long. there's 4 quarters. each quarter is 12 minutes long, but then there's the halftime, commericials, and sometimes it goes into overtime, then there's the technical fouls and the fouls, and the timeouts, so it adds up to about 2:30 hours long so yea the game is over.

www.reddit.com/.../how_long_does_an_nbagame_approximately_last

Dirk and Gregg Popovich hug after the game, before Dirk waves to the Spurs crowd one final time in his career as the fans shower him with cheers 4971 · 704 comments [Wojnarowski] Marcus Smart has suffered a torn oblique on left side and could be sidelined for the first two rounds of the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.