1. There is a 14-second shot clock for each possession, which makes the action on the court super fast. (Unlike NBA games, there is no boring slow dribble up the court after a change of possessions.)
2. There is no game clock; instead, the winner of each contest is the first team to score 60 points. Thus there is no parade of lame fouls or time-consuming time outs at the end of each game.
3. Hand-checking is legal, so less fouls are called. Also, when a foul is called, players take one shot, worth 2 points (though foul shots after a basket are still worth 1 point). The two-point free throw not only cuts down on dead time; it makes every free throw meaningful.