Analysis of shooting effectiveness in elite basketball according to match status

Miguel Gómez, Francisco Alarcón, Enrique Ortega


The aim of the present study was to identify the importance of performance indicators to predict shooting effectiveness in basketball according to match status. The sample was composed by 510 shots corresponding to n=10 games randomly selected from the FIBA Basketball World Cup (Turkey, 2010). The effects of the predictor variables on successful shots according to match status were analysed using Binomial Logistic Regressions. Results from balanced match status context allowed identifying significant interactions with shooting zone and previous action zones. On the other hand, results from unbalanced match status context allowed identifying interactions with passes used, shooting zone, and possession duration. The results showed no interaction with game period situational variable. The present findings allow improving coaches’ plan and tasks that involve game constraints of the identified game scenarios.


Situational variables; Performance analysis; Binomial regression; Performance indicators

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