Point (basketball)

basketball unit of scoring accumulated by making field goals and free throws

A point in the American sport Basketball can be either in the form of one, two, or three points. The goal of winning a basketball game is to score more points than the opposing team when the time runs out.

In college basketball the time of a basketball match is usually 40 minutes and in high school it is usually 32 minutes. In the NBA, however, it is four quarters of 12 minutes each.