Efficiency Ratings: Miami

Using an NBA Efficiency Rating Formula, TDD tracks the best statistical performances of the season.

A quick way NBA coaches measure a player's game performance is by evaluating his efficiency. In order to find a player's efficiency the following formula is used:

((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).

For example, compare the following stat lines:

Player A: 17 points (5-of-22 FG, 7-9 FT), 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers.

Player B: 15 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 turnovers

Who had the better game? Using the above referenced formula player B, who hit five of eight shots and committed two turnovers registered a +20 efficiency total while Player A who missed 17 shots and had four turnovers had just a +11 rating.

Jabari Parker had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds Wednesday, and No. 18 Duke earned its first league road win of the season by beating Miami 67-46.

Parker helped the Blue Devils to a 42-28 advantage on the boards, which allowed them to overcome a poor shooting night. Duke outscored Miami 22-7 on second-chance points.

A sellout crowd included Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, all seated in the front row. Bryant was at the other end of the court from the Miami Heat stars.

The Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) avenged a 27-point loss the last time they played in Coral Gables. That was a year ago, when Duke was ranked No. 1. Duke improved to 1-2 in the league on the road after losing at Notre Dame and Clemson. The Blue Devils are 4-4 away from home overall. Duke has won its past two games by a combined 56 points. Coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his 899th win at Duke, which leaves the NCAA men's career leader in victories one shy of joining Syracuse's Jim Boeheim with at least 900 wins at one school.

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Notes: Parker and Hood were both very good against Miami, and while Parker logged a career high in rebounds, his efficiency score suffered with a field goal percentage of just 42 percent and four turnovers. Compare that to Hood who shot 5-of-8 from the field, committed no turnovers, grabbed six rebounds, handed out three assists and recorded two steals. Parker got the higher score, but if you listened solely to the announcers, you'd have thought Parker's night was on a completely different level.

In a game that struggled to find any sort of sustainable tempo, the only other Blue Devil to find a double figure efficiency score was Amile Jefferson who posted a +15. Jefferson added a season high three blocks and a steal. Meanwhile, Rasheed Sulaimon had a number of flashy plays, but the sophomore's score was hurt by his 40 percent shooting clip from the free throw line, leaving him at +6.

Throughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.

Ten Most Efficient Performances

Five Least Efficient Performances*
  • Andre Dawkins v. Alabama (-3)
  • Matt Jones v. Kansas (-3)
  • Alex Murphy v. Florida Atlantic (-3)
  • Marshall Plumlee v. Florida Atlantic (-1)
  • Jabari Parker v. Notre Dame (-1)
*- players must play at least five minutes or factor into the box score to be considered for per game E-ratings

Cumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*

  • Jabari Parker: 370 (19.5)
  • Rodney Hood: 332 (17.5)
  • Quinn Cook: 274 (14.4)
  • Amile Jefferson: 229 (12.1)
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 150 (8.5)
  • Andre Dawkins: 138 (7.7)
  • Tyler Thornton: 122 (6.4)
  • Josh Hairston: 59 (3.1)
  • Semi Ojeleye: 36 (3.0)
  • Matt Jones: 35 (1.9)
  • Marshall Plumlee: 27 (1.8)

Games Factored In: Ojeleye (12), Dawkins (18), Plumlee (15), Sulaimon (18), Jones (18)

Cumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)

  • Jabari Parker: 0.667
  • Amile Jefferson: 0.612
  • Semi Ojeleye: 0.581
  • Rodney Hood: 0.543
  • Andre Dawkins: 0.523
  • Quinn Cook: 0.439
  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.396
  • Tyler Thornton: 0.341
  • Marshall Plumlee: 0.265
  • Josh Hairston: 0.252
  • Matt Jones: 0.206

Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player

  • Rodney Hood +32/+3
  • Jabari Parker +30/-1
  • Amile Jefferson +27/+1
  • Quinn Cook +31/+3
  • Rasheed Sulaimon +25/-2
  • Tyler Thornton +15/+0
  • Matt Jones +12/-3
  • Josh Hairston +8/-1
  • Semi Ojeleye +16/-1
  • Andre Dawkins +23/-3
  • Marshall Plumlee +7/-1

Notes: Rodney Hood remains within striking distance of Parker for the overall season lead, while Amile Jefferson's recent surge in production has moved him closer and closer to Parker for the overall per minute lead.

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