FIBA LiveStats is built around the idea that the Scout/Statistician is watching the game in progress and will move their mouse left to right as the ball moves up and down the court. FIBA LiveStats was built around the need for the Scout/Statistician to enter information quickly and to assist the Scout/Statistician to do as accurate a job as possible. So, if a shot is entered for a player and the opposition player earns a defensive rebound, the shot is entered on one end of the court and to put the defensive rebound in then the Statistician moves their mouse to the other end to choose a defensive player. Most actions are generated through a shot attempt by a player. In this example, a shot (A) has been attempted by a player and the Statistician has clicked to indicate where the shot has been taken from. Note the prompt at the bottom of the screen asking the Statistician to select the player for the 2pt attempt (B).
Now the statistician has selected the player (Fire - 14) and four options appear – 'Putback', 'Block', 'Fast Break' OR 'Made' '(A).' Note that in the prompt area the Statistician is being asked for a rebound '(B).'
The Statistician therefore has four available options from the Pop-Up Prompt:
- Clicking Made will prompt for an assist (not compulsory).
- Clicking Block will prompt for the player who blocked the ball and then for a rebound.
- Clicking Put back will prompt for the player who attempted a Putback.
- Clicking Fast break will record a MADE shot and also mark the shot as made off a Fast Break situation.
Clicking none of these four and simply clicking on any of the ten players available will give either an offensive or defensive rebound to that player. Clicking on a team name will give the rebound to the team and not to the player. The Scout/Statistician can also ignore all of these options if for example the ball went out of court and they did not wish to award a team rebound. In all cases other than 'Made' or 'Fastbreak' FIBA LiveStats will award a missed shot.
Of course some actions are not started in the court area. Some of the actions are initiated using Action Buttons.
FIBA LiveStats uses both the Prompt Box and Pop-Ups that assist the Statistician to record the best possible statistics as quickly as possible.
General game concepts
The Space Bar
You can use the space bar to start and stop the clock, or you can use the mouse and click the start/stop clock button.
The esc key on your keyboard will clear the prompt box, which stops you from accidentally adding statistics to players.
Adjusting the Clock
Sometimes your clock will get out of sync with the official game clock and you might need to adjust time up or down. You can adjust either the minutes or seconds by using the arrow buttons on either side of the FIBA LiveStats clock.
The Possession Arrow
Provided you record who won and lost the jump ball at the start of the game, and then use the jump ball situation button throughout the game appropriately, FIBA LiveStats will maintain the correct direction of the possession arrow. Should however you discover that the arrow is not corresponding with the officials table, you can easily adjust it by clicking on the arrow itself. This will reverse the direction of the arrow.
Accepting Prompted Actions
n most cases, you must accept a prompt to complete a transaction. For example, if you click on the foul button, but do not choose one of the five options that pop up, then the foul will not be recorded. This is the same for possession arrow or for turnover types.