Table 2 Descriptive results and univariate differences in close, balanced, and unbalanced games from the European Championships. Values are means (±SD) and were normalized to game ball possessions and multiplied by 100.
Close Games Balanced Games Unbalanced Games
Winners Losers Winners Losers Winners Losers
2-pt field-goals
Successful # 27.5 (5.4) 26.4 (4.8) 30.6 (6.6) 23.8 (5.7) 36.1 (5.5) 18.5 (6.1)
Unsuccessful # 32.5 (8.8) 32.0 (8.2) 29.1 (7.9) 34.1 (7.4) 26.8 (6.8) 34.8 (11.5)
%2 46.6 (8.4) 44.9 (6.9) 51.7 (6.4) 43.2 (8.9) 57.5 (5.4) 40.0 (8.3)
3-pt field-goals
Successful 7.5 (3.3) 6.5 (3.3) 6.6 (3.3) 6.2 (4.1) 6.3 (2.8) 4.4 (2.5)
Unsuccessful 16.9 (6.2) 17.0 (6.6) 14.4 (5.1) 16.3 (6.6) 13.7 (3.9) 15.0 (4.1)
%3 46.6 (8.4) 24.2 (9.8) 28.7 (12.9) 29.6 (9.7) 28.1 (10.1) 18.6 (7.3)
Free-throws
Successful # 17.4 (7.7) 16.0 (7.2) 19.5 (7.8) 13.4 (7.7) 18.1 (6.1) 13.5 (5.8)
Unsuccessful 10.8 (4.6) 9.5 (4.6) 11.7 (5.5) 10.2 (5.4) 11.1 (5.7) 12.3 (8.3)
%1 51.7 (14.8) 54.0 (17.1) 63.6 (9.2) 50.6 (17.6) 65.6 (12.3) 54.5 (15.2)
Rebounds
Defensive rebounds # 32.1 (6.2) 32.1 (5.8) 34.9 (6.6) 28.1 (5.1) 33.2 (8.1) 25.2 (8.4)
Offensive rebounds # 15.7 (5.8) 15.8 (6.1) 15.8 (5.7) 13.5 (5.0) 16.7 (4.3) 14.9 (6.3)
Offensive efficiency 91.3 (8.5) 82.8 (9.6) 98.3 (10.2) 78.8 (9.2) 109.4 (9.5) 73.5 88.2)
Defensive efficiency 91.5 (9.4) 82.1 (8.7) 98.2 (9.2) 76.6 (9.1) 107.0 (9.9) 70.9 (9.7)
Assists *# 13.1 (5.2) 10.9 (5.2) 13.8 (4.7) 9.7 (4.8) 17.2 (5.4) 7.7 (3.7)
Steals # 13.6 (4.7) 12.2 (4.3) 14.7 (4.9) 12.2 (4.3) 17.4 (6.1) 12.2 (4.6)
Turnovers * 20.1 (5.5) 23.5 (6.2) 22.3 (5.1) 23.7 (6.9) 21.9 (4.8) 31.5 (6.1)
Blocks # 4.4 (3.1) 4.2 (2.9) 5.2 (3.6) 3.7 (2.8) 7.1 (4.2) 3.9 (3.7)
Fouls # 25.4 (5.6) 27.1 (6.3) 25.2 (6.4) 28.5 (6.9) 22.4 (6.2) 26.2 (5.9)
* p ≤ 0.05 in close games
# p ≤ 0.05 in balanced games
† p ≤ 0.05 in unbalanced games.