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New year, new rules: Rule No. 16

Updated: December 15, 2010, 10:49 AM ET
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Rule No. 16: Limit basketball teams to two timeouts a game

Remember Game 5 of last spring's Cavs-Bulls first-round series? Besides (maybe) LeBron's lefty free throws and Derrick Rose's 31, there's no reason you would. Then again, that clinching game may have had more memory-jogging action if not for the four timeouts called in the final 1:10. And it's not as if either (soon-to-be-fired) coach was carefully crafting endgame possessions: The results of those four timeouts were three Bulls ...

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