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ROMARIS, Iria Uxía; REFOYO, Ignacio  and  COTERON, Javier. The completion of the possessions in basketball: study of the completion action. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.45-50. ISSN 1989-5879.

In this research offence´s completion is analyzed from the tactic perspective, studying the completion action. Using observational methodology, 4605 possessions are analysed from Spanish Professional League (ACB League) and Women´s Spanish League of the 2009/10 season; with the aim of studying the possessions´ completion of ACB and Women´s League, to meet the most common completion actions and study them association with the offence´s type, the completion area and possession´s result. In a general data analysis, it notes that approximately half of the offences end from an advantage generated by an individual move or a direct screen (27.8% and 28.7% of the ACB League´s possessions analyzed and 28.9% and 17.5% of the Women´s League ones). In a detailed analysis, statistically significant differences are detected in completion actions´s use between ACB League and Women´s League (one-sample Chi-square p=0.000), although outside individual move is the most used action and one of those have best results in both samples. The completions using direct screen predominate in ACB and they also have good efficacy percentages; whereas in Women´s League movements without ball, ball circulation and outside and inside individual move are the most favourable and effective actions for the completion. Although set offence´s completions start with various actions, fast break and transition´s ones are conditioned by the type of offence they belong; furthermore completion action is associated with the completion area and slightly associated with the result.

Keywords : Basketball; offence; completion; completion action.

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