((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.
LATEST GAMEAngel Rodriguez scored 24 points and Miami shot 67 percent after halftime to upset No. 4 Duke 90-74 on Tuesday night, snapping the Blue Devils' 41-game home winning streak.
Manu Lecomte had a career-high 23 points for the Hurricanes (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who dominated the final 20 minutes with their pesky defense and attacking dribble penetration that the Blue Devils just couldn't defend.
Trailing 35-34 at the break, Miami shot 18-for-27 after halftime and hit 6 of 9 3-pointers -- a stunningly one-sided show starring a team that lost by 28 points at home to Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 19.
Duke (14-2, 2-2) hadn't lost at Cameron Indoor Stadium since March 2012 and hadn't lost consecutive regular-season games since February 2009. But much like Sunday's loss at against North Carolina State, the Blue Devils were unable to slow a hot-shooting team nor keep up at their own offensive end.
vs. MIAMI(change from previous game)
- Jahlil Okafor +19 (-14)
- Justise Winslow -5 (-9)
- Tyus Jones +1 (-3)
- Quinn Cook +20 (+3)
- Rasheed Sulaimon +7 (-)
- Amile Jefferson +21 (+11)
- Grayson Allen +3 (+3)
- Matt Jones +1 (+1)
- Marshall Plumlee +1 (+1)
Notes: On a night where Jahlil Okafor was average and Justise Winslow played the least efficient game of his career, Duke would been even worse off had it not been for Jefferson playing one of his best games of the year. The junior captain never let down on either end of the floor, and shot 7-of-9 from the field to finish with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The only knock on Jefferson’s night came at the free throw line (a commonality for the Blue Devils as a team), where he shot 0-for-3.
Meanwhile, Okafor’s initial stat line looks great with 15 points and 15 boards. But the freshman shot under 50 percent for the season and just 3-of-5 from the line. Throw in a 0-to-2 assist to turnover ratio and a lack of presence on the defensive end, and he posted ‘only’ a +19…a score that’s still very high, but one of his least efficient in the last month in comparison to his usual night.
Duke also didn’t get any help from Winslow, who played not only the lowest rated game of his career (-5), it was the second lowest score of any Blue Devil this season after the freshman hit just one of six shots and didn’t factor in throughout the box score. Of course the major concern was his shoulder injury which took him out of the game and into the locker room in the second half.
Classmate Tyus Jones continued his ACC regular season struggles, posting just a +1.
MEMORABLE SEASON PERFORMANCESThroughout the season TDD will track the various highs and lows using the formula.
Ten Most Efficient Performances
- Jahlil Okafor v. Elon (+37)
- Jahlil Okafor v. NC State (+33)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Furman (+32)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Boston College (+32)
- Amile Jefferson v. Furman (+30)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Wofford (+30)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Toledo (+28)
- Jahlil Okafor v. Presbyterian (+28)
- Tyus Jones v. Army (+27)
- Tyus Jones v. Toledo (+27)
Five Least Efficient Performances*
- Rasheed Sulaimon (-6) v. Connecticut
- Justise Winslow (-5) v. Miami
- Rasheed Sulaimon (-4) v. Temple
- Grayson Allen (-3) v. Boston College
- Matt Jones (-2) v. Elon
SEASON EFFICIENCY RATINGCumulative Season ratings for the Blue Devils. (E/game)*
- Jahlil Okafor +372 (23.3)
- Quinn Cook +239 (14.9)
- Amile Jefferson +223 (13.9)
- Tyus Jones +215 (13.4)
- Justise Winslow +188 (11.8)
- Rasheed Sulaimon +113 (7.1)
- Marshall Plumlee +96 (6.0)
- Matt Jones +77 (4.8)
- Grayson Allen +42 (3.0)*
*- Games Factored In: Allen (13)
MOST EFFICIENT PER MINUTECumulative Season ratings per minute for the Blue Devils. (E/minutes)
- Jahlil Okafor: 0.785
- Marshall Plumlee: 0.644
- Amile Jefferson: 0.606
- Tyus Jones: 0.467
- Justise Winslow: 0.426
- Grayson Allen: 0.442
- Quinn Cook: 0.443
- Rasheed Sulaimon: 0.356
- Matt Jones: 0.278
SEASON HIGH/LOW PERFORMANCES
Tracking the most and least efficient performances by player
- Jahlil Okafor 37 / 13
- Amile Jefferson 30 / 3
- Quinn Cook 24 / 6
- Tyus Jones 27 / 1
- Grayson Allen 22 / -3
- Rasheed Sulaimon 20 / -6
- Justise Winslow 21 / -5
- Marshall Plumlee 17 / 1
- Matt Jones 16 / -2
Notes:- Jefferson’s big nigh combined with Jones’ continued struggles have allowed the junior captain to leapfrog the freshman in the cumulative ratings.
- Winslow’s -5 was a full nine points lower than any of his previous performances on the season.