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Efficiency: The Daily Recap

How do many WNBA coaches quickly evaluate a player's game performance? They check her efficiency.

WNBA.com now evaluates all players based on the efficiency formula, the same one also used by fantasy game players in WNBA Virtual GM: ((Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks) - ((Field Goals Att. - Field Goals Made) + (Free Throws Att. - Free Throws Made) + Turnovers)).

For example, compare Nykesha Sales' game (16 points, 10 rebounds and two assists) on May 24 vs. Los Angeles and Tamika Williams' game (six points, eight rebounds and two assists) on May 24 vs. Sacramento. Sales played a better game, right? Not exactly. Williams, who shot 3-3 from the field and committed zero turnovers, registered a +16 efficiency total while Sales, who shot 5-14 from the field and committed three turnovers, logged a +14.

For games played on 9/12/2014

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Mercury  87
Box Score
Sky  82
Player MIN EFF
C. Dupree40+30
P. Taylor31+19
D. Taurasi35+18
E. Kobryn25+17
D. Bonner40+14
M. Bass15+13
S. Murphy5+1
E. Phillips100
PlayerMINEFF
S. Fowles36+24
A. Quigley29+18
E. Delle Donne40+18
C. Vandersloot36+14
T. Young16+8
J. Breland17+7
M. Gatling4+2
J. Faulkner4+1
E. Prince170

 

2014 MOST EFFICIENT PLAYOFF PERFORMANCES
PLAYER
DATE
OPP
MIN
FGM-A
FTM-A
REB
AST
ST
BS
TO
PTS
EFF
ATL @ Sky 35 13-20 13-14 4 1 2 0 2 39 + 36
MIN vs Stars 37 9-18 6-6 6 7 3 2 0 26 + 35
CHI @ Dream 36 10-19 11-11 2 4 1 3 1 34 + 34
PHO vs Lynx 35 12-17 4-7 5 7 1 1 4 31 + 33
IND @ Mystics 37 8-16 9-10 11 4 2 1 2 26 + 33
MIN vs Mercury 40 10-21 7-7 9 2 3 0 3 32 + 32
MIN @ Stars 30 11-17 9-10 7 4 2 0 5 31 + 32
CHI vs Fever 42 12-14 3-5 7 0 3 3 4 27 + 32
MIN @ Stars 37 5-13 5-5 8 10 2 4 1 16 + 31
PHO vs Lynx 33 9-14 5-5 11 1 0 3 3 23 + 30
PHO @ Sky 40 11-16 2-2 3 6 2 1 1 24 + 30
PHO vs Lynx 33 3-9 10-11 13 7 2 1 3 16 + 29
PHO vs Lynx 32 9-12 4-4 6 4 0 1 1 22 + 29
PHO vs Sparks 36 10-15 8-8 2 3 1 0 6 34 + 29
CHI @ Dream 39 5-8 3-5 15 1 4 1 0 13 + 29
PHO vs Sky 31 13-17 0-0 6 1 2 0 3 26 + 28
IND vs Mystics 29 4-15 14-14 10 2 7 0 2 22 + 28
PHO vs Sky 31 8-13 0-0 4 11 2 1 4 19 + 28
SAN vs Lynx 28 8-14 5-6 7 2 0 2 0 23 + 27
IND @ Sky 45 5-6 5-5 11 2 1 2 4 15 + 26
CHI @ Fever 36 6-12 8-10 14 0 0 3 3 20 + 26