Originally Posted by no pun intended
Wait, the time before the timeout counts toward the 8 seconds?
Yeah because they had possession. I just checked the 05-06 rule book. http://www.nba.com/media/rule_book_2005-06.pdf
b. The 24-second clock is never reset on technical fouls and/or delay-of-game warnings called on the offensive team.
c. The 24-second clock shall be reset to 24 seconds anytime the following occurs:
(1) Change of possession
(2) Ball from the playing court contacting the basket ring of the team which is in possession
(3) Personal foul where ball is being inbounded in backcourt
(4) Violation where ball is being inbounded in backcourt
(5) Jump balls which are not the result of a held ball caused by the defense (6) All flagrant and punching fouls
d. The 24-second clock shall remain the same as when play was interrupted or reset to 14 seconds, whichever is greater, anytime the following occurs:
(1) Personal foul by the defense where ball is being inbounded in frontcourt
(2) Defensive three-second violation
(3) Technical fouls and/or delay-of-game warnings on the defensive team
(4) Kicked or punched ball by the defensive team with the ball being inbounded in the offensive teamís frontcourt
(5) Infection control
(6) Jump balls retained by the offensive team as the result of any violation by the defensive team during a jump ball which results in a frontcourt throw-in.
e. The 24-second clock shall remain the same as when play was interrupted or reset to 5 seconds, whichever is greater, any time on jump balls retained by the offensive team as the result of a held ball caused by the defense.