View Full Version : Final minute of a close game, scoring, killing clock rules

02-16-2017, 01:34 AM
Baseball at least has this. They know situations where you should or shouldn't bunt for example. Because the out can be more valuable than the base.

I can assume in basketball, there are situations where it is more valuable to try to kill the clock than to try to take a shot. For example, being up 3 with 35 seconds to go, you want to kill the clock inside 24 seconds if they don't foul you.

What I am looking for is a guide to score and time left that says 'you should foul here' you should kill clock here, etc.

Does such a thing exist?

I recall times when John Stockton didn't take a layup instead, he chose to waste 5 more seconds until they would foul him.

Looking for a guide book like that.

02-16-2017, 01:40 AM
It's all situational basically. Who is on the floor, how much fouls your team has, how much timeout you have, and whether you trust your defense and offense enough.

02-16-2017, 01:48 AM
I know that, I'm looking for a guide that says 40 seconds, up 3, kill clock
Down 3 with 22 seconds, quick 2, etc

02-16-2017, 02:13 AM
For example:

This was made years ago for Barry Bonds, the most fearsome hitter baseball has arguably seen at any one time.


Each situation, when to walk a player with his numbers and when not to.

I am hoping such a thing exists for basketball.

Additionally, is there such a thing as a win probability chart for basketball like baseball has that keeps track of each teams win probability based on score differential and time left