How Long Do NBA Quarters Last?

By Staff WriterLast Updated May 27, 2020 7:58:32 PM ET
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National Basketball Association (NBA) quarters last for 12 minutes, and there are four of them during every NBA game. NBA games are very similar to National Football League (NFL) games in how they are structured. Learn more about quarter length for other types of basketball games, how long an NBA game lasts, and more about shot clocks and rules.