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Dead-ball Foul

What does Dead-ball Foul Mean?

A foul that is committed after a referee has suspended play or the ball is dead according to game rules.


Sporting Charts explains Dead-ball Foul

By rule in the NBA, every dead ball foul is a technical foul, but not every technical foul occurs when the ball is dead. There are many types of technical fouls that can occur when the ball is dead, including unsportsmanlike conduct, delay of game, and other infractions not related to live play.

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