Thursday, October 21, 2010
NBA tweaks instant-replay rules
NEW YORK -- The NBA's Board of Governors has approved several modifications to its instant replay rules.
Referees now can turn to review during the last two minutes of regulation, and all of overtime, to determine if a shot hit the rim and the shot clock should be adjusted, or which of two players knocked the ball out of bounds.
Also, officials can use replay to determine which player should shoot free throws if there was confusion on a foul, and to make certain a clear-path-to-the-basket foul met that criteria.
The other rule passed Thursday allows refs to use replay when a ball goes out of bounds to adjust the game clock and shot clock.