The main goal of the present study was to identify basketball game performance indicators which best determine sports level in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league. The research material consisted of all NBA game statistics at the turn of eight seasons (2003-11) and included 52 performance variables. Through detailed analysis the variables with high influence on game effectiveness were selected for final procedures. It has been proven that a limited number of factors, mostly offensive, determines sports performance in the NBA. The most critical indicators are: Win%, Offensive EFF, 3rd Quarter PPG, Win% CG, Avg Fauls and Avg Steals. In practical applications these results connected with top teams and elite players may help coaches to design better training programs.
Durkovic T, Gjergja D, Marelic N, Antekolovic L, Resetar T. The analysis of two groups of basketball teams based on the situational parameters of the game. In D. Milanovic and F. Prot (Eds.), 4th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology, Proceeding Book - Science and Profession - Challenge for the Future: 466-469; 2005
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