Performance analysis of game dynamics during the 4th game quarter of NBA close games

Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel and Gasperi, Lorenzo and Lupo, Corrado (2016). Performance analysis of game dynamics during the 4th game quarter of NBA close games. "International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport", v. 16 ; pp. 249-263. ISSN 2474-8668. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868884.

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Title: Performance analysis of game dynamics during the 4th game quarter of NBA close games
Author/s:
  • Gómez Ruano, Miguel Ángel
  • Gasperi, Lorenzo
  • Lupo, Corrado
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Date: April 2016
ISSN: 2474-8668
Volume: 16
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: elite basketball; situational variables; performance analysis
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Ciencias Sociales de la Actividad Física, del Deporte y del Ocio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to identify which situational variables and technical-tactical variables allow to discriminate home and away teams during the fourth quarters of close NBA basketball games according to the scoring trends. The sample comprised 48 men’s NBA close games (below 10 points of difference) during the 2013-14 regular season. The situational variables (starting quarter score, game location, and quality of opposition) and technical-tactical variables (game situation, defense type, outcome, shot type, technical execution, defense on the shooter, play events and mean played clock-time) were studied. The main results showed that the variables that best differentiated home and away teams were: i) starting quarter score, free-throws scored, 3-point fieldgoals from central positions, and defensive fouls during balanced scoring trends between teams; ii) game location, quality of opposition, ball possession success, 2-point field-goals inside and outside the central positions, 3-point field-goals from central and right court positions, and defensive rebounds during home teams’ positive scoring trends; and iii) starting quarter score, game location, quality of opposition, ball possession success, alley-hop, the stop-shot, the 1 defense on the shooter, the 2 or >2 defense on the shooter and block 1 in defense during away teams’ positive scoring trends. The identified trends allow improving the game understanding during last stages of close games and help the coaches to plan practice sessions and deciding better in competition.

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Item ID: 52524
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/52524/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:52524
DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2016.11868884
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24748668.2016.11868884
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Nov 2018 09:13
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 09:13
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