A Narrative Review of the Most Demanding Scenarios in Basketball: Current Trends and Future Directions
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Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Faculty of Sports Sciences, University Alfonso X el Sabio, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain.
Club Baloncesto Breogán de Lugo, Lugo, Spain.
London Sport Institute, Faculty of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, London, UK.
Sport Sciences Research Centre, Faculty of Education & Sport Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Fuenlabrada, Spain.
Submission date: 2023-04-13
Acceptance date: 2023-05-29
Online publication date: 2023-09-05
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Sergio L. Jiménez Sáiz   

Centre for Sport Studies, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Camino del Molino, 28942, Madrid, Spain
Journal of Human Kinetics 2023;89:231–245
Since the analysis of most demanding scenarios (MDS) in basketball has improved the practical knowledge about match demands and possible impacts for the training process, it seems important to summarize the scientific evidence providing useful information and future directions related to MDS. This review assesses the results reflected in the available literature about the MDS in basketball, synthesizing and discussing data from scientific papers, and then providing relevant insights about terminology, sex and sample size, competition category, workload variables recorded, technology used, method of calculation, time windows analyzed, and activities evaluated related to MDS. Therefore, the present narrative review would be of practical use for coaches, scientists, athletes as well as strength and conditioning trainers exploring the current trends and future directions related to MDS in basketball.
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