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The first team to score two (2) points wins the game


Free throw(s) following a shooting foul


1 free throw
2 free throws, if foul committed behind the arc


Foul limit per team


6 team fouls


Penalty for team fouls


7, 8 and 9 gets 2 free throws


Penalty for team fouls 10 and more


2 free throws + ball possession


Possession following a successful goal


Defence possession
Right underneath the hoop
Ball to be dribbled or passed to a player behind the arc
Defensive team not allowed to play for the ball inside the "no-charge semi-circle" area underneath the basket




In dead ball situations, prior to the check ball
The substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court and establishes a physical contact with him behind the end line opposite the basket.
Substitutions require no action from the referees or table officials

Court and Ball


A regular 3x3 court playing surface
A FIBA 3X3 ball shall be used in all categories


Team roster


5 players (3 + 2 substitute)

Each team must provide a scorekeeper

Note: the game must start with 3 (three) players in FIBA 3x3 Official Competitions




1 per game


Time/Score keeper(s)


Up to 2




1 per team, 30 seconds


Initial possession


Coin flip
Note: the team that wins the coin flip decides whether it takes the ball or leaves it, in order to get it in a potential overtime




1 point and 2 points, if scored behind the arc


Game duration & Score limit


15 Seconds Shot Clock per possession

1 x 20 minutes, playing time, (Not applicable to playoff games)
Score limit: 21 points. Applies to regular playing time only


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