What Is on a Basketball Statistics Sheet?


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A basketball score sheet usually records statistics such as the number of made field goals, made free throws, individual fouls and total points scored. A basketball score sheet normally also includes team statistics such as the total number of fouls and total score in a given quarter.

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At the top of a basketball stat sheet, the scorekeeper records general information such as the team name, game location and assigned referees. Scorekeepers sometimes also record the game time and date, as well as the number of attendees at the arena.

The score sheet usually lists individual players by their last names; the starters are placed higher on the list than the bench players. The scorekeeper writes the player's uniform number next to his name. The offensive statistics for each player are usually recorded every quarter, with totals listed either at the bottom or the far right of the sheet. In addition to made field goals and free throws, some scorekeepers list the number of attempted field goals and free throws.

Some defensive statistics that sometimes appear on a basketball score sheet are the player's number of defensive rebounds, steals and blocks. Additional offensive statistics that sometimes appear on a score sheet are offensive rebounds, turnovers, three-point shots and minutes played.

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