How Extra Time Can Impact The 2020 Finals

This year we have seen the introduction of rolling substitutions, the Rebel Power 5 and Suncorp Super Shot, but there’s potential for another new rule to be incorporated during finals.

Extra time will be called if two teams are tied at the end of regulation time across the finals series.

Here’s what you need to know:

If two teams are tied at the end of regulation time a one and a half minute break will be taken.

The match will then go into a period of five minutes of extra time.

The Super Shot rule WILL continue into extra time – meaning any shots converted from the Super Shot zone will count as two goals.

If at the end of the five minutes of extra time one team holds the lead, that team will be declared the winner.

Alternatively, if at the end of five minutes teams are still tied then play will continue until one team leads by three goals.

If this takes place a visual signal will be placed on the official bench and on all screens around the court to indicate that extra time will continue.

No time outs can be taken during extra time, however Substitutions can be made in the break before extra time commences.

Injury and rolling substitutions can also be made during extra time.