BASKETBALL IS AN AWESOME SPORT! You can play pickup games, or grab some more friends and make a huge regular game. It is a sport just like baseball with the New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, and more. But that's totally off topic.
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Okay, so in a regular game, you start with the referee throwing the ball up in the air, and you try to hit it onto your team's side. This is called a jump ball.
After the jump ball, the timer starts for the first quarter. In an NBA game, the quarters last 12 minutes. If the score is tied, you have to go to a five-minute overtime.
There are several kinds of fouls. They are: flagrant fouls, technical fouls, personal fouls and team fouls. Check Wikipedia for more information.