On This Date in NBA History: October 30, The Birth of the 24-Second Shot Clock

Dec 27, 2011; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The shot clock during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. The Bucks defeated the Timberwolves 98-95. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

1954 – The 24-second shot clock is used for the first time in an NBA game. The Rochester Royals beat the Boston Celtics, 98-95, in Rochester, New York. The shot clock helped increase scoring and thereby attracted more fans.

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