The Nets and Barclays Center volunteered to experiment with a shorter NBA game. The league announced that it will be slashing 60 seconds from each quarter, “to examine the flow” of a game. Originally, 48 minute games are played, so it will be interesting to see how less play time will affect NBA teams and their game. More details following the jump !

via DailyNews

The league announced Monday that Brooklyn’s Oct. 19 preseason match up against the Celtics will be 44 minutes. The idea was formed at a coaches’ meeting, and it was decided that the Nets-Celtics game — televised on YES — will provide the league with “preliminary data that will help us further analyze game-lengths.”

In addition to cutting the time, the number of mandatory timeouts in the second and fourth quarters are reduced from three to two.

“When this idea came up at the coaches’ meeting, I thought it was a unique experiment that was worth participating in,” said Nets coach Lionel Hollins. “I’m looking forward to gauging its impact on the flow of the game. Since there is a shorter clock, it affects playing time, so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays into substitution patterns.”

The league has added a layer of time to games with the evolving replay rule.