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Can announcers stop using the phrase "use it or lose it timeout" continuously at the end of every 1st half?
why did this phrase become a big thing?
we all know timeouts don't carry over. please stop.
And can we stop feeling obligated to always use it? I swear its been a turnover or awful shot for us every single time.
You are wrong. A team gets 5 timeouts for the entire game. However, if you do not use at least one in the first half, you only start the second half with 4 timeouts.
If you use 3 in the first half, you only start the second half with 2 timeouts.
Perhaps you are just wording things weirdly, but it doesn't sound like you know what the timeout rule is.
No its only the first TO that doesnt carry over. Its a 30 sec timeout, if it isnt used you lose it. If a team uses two timeouts in a half, they still have three to start the second.
hmm, what the hell man, neg bomb me away. i apparently am dumb as shit.
Exactly. That's why we only call the end of half timeout if we haven't used one yet. If we call one earlier in the half on a loose ball or to stop a run, we won't call one with under a minute left like we frequently do.
I had been thinking about tracking this and posting about it for a long time. I dont know if it is my imagination but I swear we never score in that situation. In fact I feel like the other team has a better chance.
It's tough because it's hard to score in an end of half situation regardless whether you call a timeout. You don't want to shoot early and give the opponent a chance to score, so you basically take the flow of the offense out of the equation and hope somebody can make a play.
I didn't neg bomb you. I don't think a lot of people know the timeout rule. Harmless mistake.
Right.. because 5 minus 2 is three. If a team uses 2 30 second timeouts, they still have two thirty seconds and a 60 second to use in the second half.
A team starts a game with 4 30-seconds (3 can carry over) and one 60 second to be used at any point during the game.
3 on Payne. Fuck
EDIT: Wrong thread.
This post was edited by Stan Sitwell 14 months ago
A man's gotta eat!
its like my penis, if i dont use it, i'll lose it. and with my slump, im guessing i may lose it in a few weeks, according to my calculations.
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