View Full Version : consecutive timeouts

03-10-2014, 09:30 PM
My friend and I are arguing over this.

Aren't teams not allowed to call consecutive timeouts during a basketball game?

I believe that teams can call a time out before a sideline play and then another during the inbound if a play doesn't work, but they cannot call a third.

This came up bc I was watching a game earlier and at the end of the game, a team called a TO before trying to inbound. Afterwards, they couldn't so they called a TO. After that though, they cannot use another TO correct?

Any info or links would be helpful. I know, this is random lol

03-11-2014, 11:15 AM
NFL you can't.
I thought in the NBA you can. I've seen teams try taking the ball out and be forced to call back to back time outs.

03-11-2014, 11:19 AM
off the leg of the defender. Easy fix. Plus, in the end of the game aren't there only 2 timeouts anyway?

03-11-2014, 11:48 AM
As long as you have a TO you can use it.

03-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Pretty sure you can. I've seen teams call timeout, then call another to advance the ball to half court.

03-11-2014, 01:51 PM
It happened last night at the end of the Clippers-Suns game. Timeout was called by Doc, Clips had only two seconds to advance the ball so they called another to take the ball out part mid-court

03-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Consecutive timeouts are allowed