research data . Dataset . 2016

“Hand down, Man down.” Analysis of Defensive Adjustments in Response to the Hot Hand in Basketball Using Novel Defense Metrics

Csapo, Peter; Raab, Markus;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>The hot-hand phenomenon, according to which a player’s performance is significantly elevated during certain phases relative to the expected performance based on the player’s base rate, has left many researchers and fans in basketball puzzled: The vast majority of players, coaches and fans believe in its existence but statistical evidence supporting this belief has been scarce. It has frequently been argued that the hot hand in basketball is unobservable because of strategic adjustments and defensive interference of the opposing team. We use a dataset with novel metrics, such as the number of defenders and the defensive intensity for each shot attempt, wh...
Subjects
ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Ecology, Biological Sciences, Science Policy, defender, shooting performance, Novel Defense Metrics, streak length, novel metrics, shot difficulty, shot attempt, shooting accuracy change, Defensive Adjustments, NBA players changes, shot difficulty increase, shooting percentage, shooting percentages, Hot Hand
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Science and Innovation Policy Studies
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