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.
In the United States, professional basketball refers to the NBA, which has games that last 48 minutes of regulation, or official playing time, divided into four quarters of 12 minutes each. In total, if you want to include timeouts, halftime (15 minutes), and dead-ball situations (like fouls, free throws, or official review, when the game clock is paused), a typical game lasts about 2-3 hours.
The average NFL game is about 3 hours long, but the clock freezes when the play is dead, the quarter back calls a timeout, there are commercials, or when someone goes out of bounds so there is ...
Rest easy, you were not missing the 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.”
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!
NBA to test 44-minute game with Nets-Celtics on Sunday ... is 12 minutes long, (48 minutes total), which is played out on average over 2 hours 15 minutes, including pauses, timeouts and other ...
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.
With the NBA continuing to expand the types of plays subject to instant replay review, there was justifiable concern that these changes could lead to even longer games. I've done a lot (perhaps too much) research into the length of NBA games and what drives it, starting with a post on the average length of each minute of NBA game time.
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.
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.