A personal foul represents a foul for one individual player, while a team foul represents a foul for the entire team. Even though the terms mean different things, however, doesn’t mean that they don’t affect each other. In fact, each personal foul committed by a team during a game is added up to make the team foul number.
The difference between the two types of fouls is the way they are counted during a game. A personal foul is any penalty that is against the rules of play. This foul will be added to the player’s total fouls and the team’s fouls. A team foul is the number of fouls of every player added together, the total of each player is the number of team fouls.
A player is assessed a personal foul every time he commits a defensive or offensive foul. Each player can commit up to 6 personal fouls per game, after which he will already be disqualified from the game. Team fouls are accumulations of personal fouls (except offensive fouls) committed by players on a team.
Team fouls reset every quarter, while personal fouls don't. In the NBA, a team is allowed to commit up to five Team fouls per quarter, then the 6th team foul results in free throws. The difference between team fouls and personal fouls is that team fouls resets after every quarter while personal fouls don't.
If a player is called for a personal foul on the court, the other team will either get possession of the ball or free throws, depending on the team foul count. If the fouling team is in a penalty situation, the fouled player may receive one or two free throws (depending on the foul count and competition). These situations are known as the bonus and double bonus.
Personal Fouls. A personal foul is any rule breaking physical action by a player. Any illegal contact like pushing, grabbing, hitting, and tripping are personal fouls. Personal fouls can be committed by both players on offense or defense, although there are more defensive fouls in a game than offensive fouls. Fouls are part of the game of basketball, and committing and suffering fouls is all part of the game.
According to wikipediaoffensive fouls are personal fouls. A personal foul against a player of the team in possession of the ball is called an offensive foul. What I understand from the article is that a team foul relates to the foul count against a team;
A team is given a maximum of 5 fouls before they're in the bonus. The bonus is where every subsequent foul automatically ends in two free throws for the team. Personal fouls is just that, a single player on the team fouling and as above when a team gets 5 of those in a quarter they put the other team into the bonus.