12:57 PM - February 6, 2014 by MMChrisS
The end of last night's Lakers-Cavs game was a weird one. Many of us were never aware of what would happen if a team, when down to five players, has one of them foul out. Do they play on with four?
Well, apparently the answer is 'yes.' LA's Robert Sacre picked up his 6th foul, but instead of heading for the bench and a power-play hockey-like situation, Sacre was able to stay in the game. The Lakers eventually held on for the final three minutes and change to beat Cleveland, but it was a learning experience for many NBA and sports fans.
Had Sacre or any other member of the team continued to commit fouls beyond a sixth, rules state that each foul is treated as a technical -- essentially giving free throws to the opposing team while allowing them to maintain possession.
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