February 13, 2020 by Charlie Eisenhood in Livewire with 0 comments
Ultimate fans should feel right at home watching this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game.
The league has announced that the game will feature a clock-free fourth quarter — and a point cap — to determine the winner.
After three standard 12-minute quarters, the game clock will be turned off and 24 points (honoring the late Kobe Bryant) will be added to the score of the team with the most points to determine the Final Target Score. Whichever team reaches that score first will win the game, ensuring that the game will end with a made basket or free throw.
TNT will air the fourth quarter without an ad break, so we’ll get a chance to see how the ‘play to a score’ format works without interruption.