Euroleague Basketball Rules:
- Three Point Line (measured from the center of the basket) = 6.75 m (22'1.75"), minimum 90 cm (2'11.5') from sideline (thus, shortest distance is 6.6 m).
- Restricted Area (a.k.a. "The Key" or "The Lane") = 4.88 m (16') wide rectangle.
- Playing Time = 4 - 10 minute quarters; OT periods are 5 min each.
- Game Clock Operation — Last Minutes of Play/Field Goal = The clock stops after a successful field goal In the last two minutes of the second half and of any OT period.
- Shot Clock — Time Allowed to Shoot = 24 seconds.
- Time Outs — Number and Duration = 2 time outs in first half, 3 in second half, one per overtime period; All time-outs must last 60 seconds and do not accumulate.
- Player Fouls = Foul out on 5 (personal + technical); All fouls involving contact with an opponent, even when play is stopped, are personal fouls.
- The 4-game (2h/2a) preseason starts and ends in October; all Euroleague players must play in the preseason games before the start of the regular season.
- The regular-season is a 66-game (33h/33a) season that starts in late October and ends in mid-March:
a) Each team plays 6 games (3h/3a) against all of the other 7 teams in their division (42 Games).
b) Each team plays 2 games (1h/1a) against all 8 teams from the other in-conference division (16 Games).
c) Each team plays 1 game (4h/4a) against all 8 teams from one of the two non-conference divisions in an alternating cycle (8 Games).
d) Before all games against other Euroleague teams, all Euroleague teams will play 8 games (4h/4a) against NBA basketball teams with one long European tour in Europe (for American franchises) & one long American tour (for European franchises) during October.
e) Each team will receive premier points for entry into the post season; Each team will receive 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.
f) Order of Season (# of Games) = Eurloeague preseason(4) - NBA/Euroleague Crossover (8) - Euroleague Regular Season (66) - Eurloeague postseason (9-15) - FIBA Intercontinental Cup (5); Total Games = 92-98.
- Bonus Points System:
1) 4 points for winning a game
2) 2 points for drawing a game
3) 0 points for losing a game
4) 1 bonus point for losing by 12 points (or fewer) or in overtime.
- The post-season is an 8-team Best-of-Series tournament:
a) The 8 teams that enter the tournament are the 4 division champions and runner-ups.
b) The format for the first round of the playoffs is 1v4 & 2v3 in each conference bracket; The second round format for the playoffs is (1/4)v(2/3).
c) The first round (Conference Semifinals) is a 2-of-3, the second round (Conference Finals) is a 3-of-5, with the Euroleague Championship being a 4-of-7.
- A coin toss will determine which team gets more home games during each series, unless they win the rights to more games twice in a row:
a) Team #1 = more home games / Team #2 = less home games.
b) 2-of-3 & 3-of-5 =Both Teams alternate between hosting games.
c) 4-of-7 = Team #1 hosts 2 consecutive games, Team #2 hosts 2 consecutive games, then both teams alternate for the final 3 games starting with Team #1.
- After the Euroleague Championship is the revised FIBA Intercontinental Cup in which the club champions of each of the following leagues takes part of each year:
a) Teams = NBA, Euroleague, NBL Australia, FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup, FIBA Asia Champions Cup, and FIBA Americas League.
b) Each team plays all other teams once in a round-robin tournament (5 games) while the tournament is hosted by one of the 6 leagues each year in a 6-year rotating format.
c) All host teams can play their games in their respective arena (example: Golden State Warriors playing all 5 games in Oracle Arena) while the other 4 teams must rotate their games among some, if not all, of the host league's arenas.