May 15, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Indiana Pacers shooting guard Paul George (left) and small forward Danny Granger (right) celebrate their 78-85 win over the Miami Heat in game two of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Many thanks for the input in the comments and on Twitter and Facebook regarding SB Nation's NBA 3 on 3 contest as we try to field the most competitive 3 on 3 team comprised of current Indiana Pacers. The SBNBA crew decided this would be an interesting look at each team when considering FIBA's push to make 3 on 3 an Olympic-worthy event by 2016.
Why not? Seems like it would also make a sweet All-Star weekend addition to spice things up with a nice pot o' cash for the winners. As for the FIBA-style tournament, consider these rules.
- Games are one 10 minute period -- team ahead at the end of 10 minutes wins, unless a team reaches 31, in which case that team wins.
- Points are scored in 2's and 3's.
- 7 fouls results in the bonus situation.
- You can't foul out.
- 12 second shot clock.