Basketball’s fast-paced, half-court 3×3 iteration will make its Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games with men’s and women’s tournaments featuring eight teams each.

A game of 3×3 basketball lasts either until a team reaches 21 points, or a 10-minute period expires. If the score is tied after the 10-minute regulation period, overtime is played, with the winner being the first team to score two points.

3×3 features a 12-second shot clock, with the game clock stopping only for dead-ball situations and free throws. Shots made beyond the traditional three-point arc are worth two points, while baskets inside the arc and free throws are good for one point.


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