Team statistical determinants of victory in Brazilian basketball

de Carvalho, Emanuel Messias Oliveira, Leicht, Anthony Scott, Nakamura, Fabio Yuzo, Okuno, Nilo Massaru, and Okazaki, Victor Hugo Alves (2017) Team statistical determinants of victory in Brazilian basketball. MOJ Sports Medicine, 1 (4). 00018. pp. 1-7.

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Aim: The present study aimed to identify the team variables that better determine victory in Brazilian basketball in a variety of game dynamics (close, even and disparate games).

Methods: Team statistics including: accuracy of free-throws, 2-point shots and 3-points shots, offensive and defensive rebounds, assists, steals and lost balls, violations and committed and received fouls during 182 games of the Brazilian National Basketball League were analyzed by Discriminant Analysis.

Results: Variables that determined overall victory were: defensive rebounds, assists, steals, committed and received fouls and 2-point, 3-point and free-throw accuracy. For disparate games, victory was determined by: defensive rebounds, assists, steals, 2-point, 3-points and free-throw accuracy. For even games, victory was determined by defensive rebounds, received fouls, assists, 2-points and 3-point accuracy. In contrast, no variables were able to identify victory for the close games.

Conclusion: The current results have identified the most important team variables for victory in a range of games.

Item ID: 50852
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2574-9935
Keywords: game dynamics; statistical analysis; basketball sporting success
Funders: CNPq, Brazil
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 03:25
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4207 Sports science and exercise > 420799 Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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