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Professional Basketball (NBA and FIBA) has its games divided into quarters, as do high school ball (at least in my experience). NCAA basketball games are divided into two 20 minute halves, as are many recreational leagues. So, does basketball have quarters? Sometimes.

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There are 4 quarters in a basketball, or parts all lasting the same amount of time. A basketball game is 48 minutes (not including timeouts, Free throws, halftime, etc) where each quarter is 12 minutes. 1/4 of 48=12

First 2 quarters are played. Halftime proceeds and then the last to quarters. The team that wins tip will have the ball during first quarter and last quarter. The loser inbounds during second and third quarter.

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The terms 'quarter' and 'period' are synonymous. Both are correct.

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they are definitely Β different

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in basketball, there are 4 quaters. after the 2 first quarters, it is halftime, and then comes the 3rd and 4th quarter.

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4 and 4 time out for each half

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iNeed help!!!!!!! Now

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