Jazz Win Moves Them Into The Six Seed In The West
It was a big Western Conference showdown with playoff positioning on the line. Everyone on the Golden State Warriors except Steph Curry must have missed that memo as the Jazz rolled to the uncontested 115-101 victory over the slumping squad from Oakland.
Maybe it was that Gol*en State *efense (No "D"), but the Jazz had an offense night they won't soon forget. The NOR (Napoleon Offensive Rating) numbers for most Jazz players are off the charts for this game.
Measuring A Player's Offensive Efficiency
The NOR measures how effective a player is on offense. The key component is points per shot (PPS). Someone who scores 20 points on 25 shots won't help you win. They're just a ball hog who is ineffective on offense. Someone who scores 20 points on 10 shots is very effective. PPS is calculated by dividing point total by shot attempts.
Gordon Hayward scored 17 points on 9 shots last night. 3-pointers and free throws helped him to a 1.9 PPS. Effective offensive players also pass (assists) and add possesions via offensive boards. Ineffective players take possesions away with turnovers. So the NOR is calculated by taking (total points X PPS) + (Assists X 1.5) + Offensive Rebs. - Turnovers
Sticking with Gordon Hayward, he had 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting, 4 assists, no offensive boards, and 1 turnover in 25 minutes. Gordon's NOR = (17 X 1.9) + (4 X 1.5) + 0 - 1 = 32.3 + 6 - 1 = 37.3 Divide that NOR by the ammount of minutes played and you have an effective measure of how efficient that player was while on the court. I move the decimal place over 2 spots to the right to give a double or triple digit final NOR. In Gordon's case 37.3 / 25 = 1.49 Final NOR = 149
Interpreting NOR Scores:
|Below 60||Below Average|
NOR's accross the Association:
|Utah Jazz Last Night||PPG||PPS||Assist||O REB||TO||min||NOR||NOR/Min|
|NBA Season NOR||PPG||PPS||Assist||O Reb||TO||Min||NOR||NOR/min|
|Big Al Jefferson||17.7||1.13||2.1||2.1||1.2||32.9||24.05||73|