1. This is the area located under each basket that is outlined by a dotted line, in the shape of an arc. This area, located inside the key, is a place on the court that a charging foul cannot be called by an offensive player. A defensive player cannot spend more than three seconds in the restricted area.
1. Battier tries to draw the charging foul under the basket, but instead is called for a blocking foul since he had one foot inside the restricted area.
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