### How many players are on a basketball court at a time?

In a typical NBA regulation game the number of players allowed is five (5) per team, for a total of ten (10) players. You can substitute but there will always be five on each team. In addition to players, there are three referees for a total of 13. There are five players of a team on a basketball court during regular play, usually consisting of one center, two forwards and two guards.