Hearing reports about 5 games in 6 nights type playing. I don't think the elder players on the Spurs would enjoy that kind of matchup if they're some of the ones who get it :P.
Also Spurs get Rockets for preseason. Makes sense.
Don't even live in Philly but with a name like Phil E. Moose he deserves my vote.http://www.nba.com/sixers/mascotfanvote.html
The eight-second backcourt violation will occur when the shot clock reaches 15 seconds, rather than 16.
The last rule is necessary because the 24-second shot clock will now be equipped to show 10ths for the final five seconds and work as a "true" clock. From a technical standpoint, the old shot clock began with 24.9 seconds and expired with .9 left. Now the clock will switch from 24 to 23 seconds after .1 second has expired.
Jackson said a survey of coaches determined when the shot clock would break into 10ths.
"We didn't want to run them for the whole 24 seconds and the consensus was, from a strategy standpoint, that the final five seconds were the most valuable," he said. "Before, you could have two seconds left on the shot clock but you wouldn't know if it was 2.9 or 2.1. That makes a big difference."