Starts with possession of jump-ball to start game
The clock starts when the ball is legally touched by a player on the floor. The shot clock does not start until the ball is controlled by a player.
after it is touched by a player.
When ever you want it to
The shot clock.
Generally 15 minutes
To save time as the clock doesn't start until someone touches the ball.
at 7:00 tonight
The first game of basketball was played on December 21st, 1891.
To make sure the players don't hold to the ball for more then 24 sec.
After there is no more time on the clock and the team with more points wins
whatever the status of the clock is at the time of the infraction, is when the clock will start on the next play. example if the previous play was an out of bounds play then the clock would start on the snap. if the previous play was in bounds, then the clock will start when the referee blows the 25 second clock in
a shot clock
If the shot is thrown before the clock ends, the point is scored. If the shot is thrown after the clock stops, it is not counted.