2022-08-10 23:10:26

Balance before scoring

2010.06.27 08:30

The statistics in this video:

  1. White #15 – Turnover
  2. Orange #13 – Steal
  3. Orange #13 – 3-Point Field Goal Attempt
  4. Orange #13 – 3-Point Field Goal Made
  5. Orange #11 – Assist

1. The Steal

The mistake by White #15 on handling the ball was caused by Orange #13’s effort, Orange #13 shall be charged a steal after he gains control of the ball. White #15 shall be charged a corresponding turnover in this play.

2. The Assist

Orange #13 takes one step dribble to balance for the shot while it is assumed his intention to score is maintained. Orange #11, who passes the ball, shall be charged an assist.

The play above should be “small” enough, how about this one?

The statistics in this video:

  1. White #1 – 2-Point Attempt
  2. Black #8 – defensive REB
  3. Black #11 – 2-Point Attempt
  4. Black #11 – 2-Point Made
  5. Black #8 – Assist *
  6. White #7 – Personal Foul (Shooting)

All the statistics mentioned above should be easy to identify except the statistician has to judge whether the field goal made by Black #11 is assited by Black #8 or not.

Should there not be White #7 trying to defend and foul, an uncontested fast-break lay-up shall mean Black #8 is eligible to be charged an assist:

“A pass to a player at half court who dribbles directly to the basket for a successful lay-up is an assist.”

The presence of White #7 made the case a bit more difficult. Basically, “statistician should bear in mind that the more the scoring player has to do in order to score, the less likely it is that the pass is an assist.” In this case,

  • The intention to score looks to be maintained by Black #11;
  • The effort in this play by Black #11 is “small” enough.

Black #8 shall be charged an assist.

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