Team B requests a time-out:
(a) as the teams position for the jump ball to start the game;
(b) just prior to the toss on the jump to start the game; or
(c) following the first free throw for a technical foul which occurred prior to the start of the game. Should the official grant the request?
The request should be denied in
(b), but granted in
(c). The game must be started with the ball becoming live or by a violation or foul prior to this before a time-out request can be honored. In
(c), the ball became live when it was at the disposal of the free thrower.