During the stretch run, Duke went with Irving-Smith-Dawkins-Singler-Mason. It was our best lineup by far - +12 overall, meaning that the rest of the lineups were a collective -7. Seth Curry was the biggest offender, showing up at -11 and joining Ryan Kelly as the only Devils with negatives on the night. Note also that Miles, despite playing very little in the second half, was on the court for a good stretch for Duke, finishing second at +8.
Andre Dawkins 53-44 (+9)
Miles Plumlee 21-13 (+8)
Kyle Singler 80-73 (+7)
Kyrie Irving 69-63 (+6)
Mason Plumlee 67-63 (+4)
Nolan Smith 71-68 (+3)
Tyler Thornton 0-0 (0)
Ryan Kelly 19-20 (-1)
Seth Curry 30-41 (-11)
Per 40 Minutes
Miles Plumlee +32.0
Andre Dawkins +17.1
Kyle Singler +7.4
Kyrie Irving +7.1
Mason Plumlee +5.0
Nolan Smith +3.4
Tyler Thornton 0
Ryan Kelly -3.3
Seth Curry -24.4
Lineups (Score, times used, margin)
Irving-Smith-Dawkins-Singler-Mason (27-15, x2, +12)
Irving-Curry-Dawkins-Singler-Miles (9-2, x1, +7)
Irving-Smith-Singler-Mason-Kelly (17-14, x3, +3)
Smith-Dawkins-Singler-Mason-Miles (6-3, x1, +3)
Irving-Smith-Curry-Singler-Miles (4-4, x1, 0)
Irving-Smith-Dawkins-Singler-Miles (2-2, x1, 0)
Thornton-Smith-Curry-Singler-Miles (0-0, x1, 0)
Irving-Smith-Curry-Mason-Kelly (2-4, x1, -2)
Irving-Dawkins-Singler-Kelly-Miles (0-2, x1, -2)
Irving-Curry-Dawkins-Singler-Mason (0-3, x1, -3)
Smith-Curry-Dawkins-Singler-Mason (7-11, x3, -4)
Irving-Smith-Curry-Dawkins-Singler (0-4, x1, -4)
Irving-Smith-Curry-Singler-Mason (6-11, x2, -5)
Just be you. You is enough. - K, 4/5/10, 0:13.8 to play, 60-59 Duke.
You're all jealous hypocrites. - Titus on Laettner
You see those guys? Animals. They're animals. - SIU Coach Chris Lowery, on Duke
Once again, Miles had our best plus/minus per 40. Despite all the criticism against him, it's not just luck. He's playing good defense, and he's making the team better when he's in the game.
While watching the game I had a feeling Andre was playing really well. I almost voted for him as MOTM, although ultimately I went with Mason. I'm glad to see the plus/minus stats confirm my impression.
<devildeac> anyone playing drinking games by now?
7:49:36<Wander> drink every qb run?
7:49:38<loran16> umm, drink every time asack rushes?
7:49:38<wolfybeard> @devildeac: drink when Asack runs a keeper
7:49:39 PM<CB&B> any time zack runs, drink
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I do agree that Mason, Kyle, Kyrie, Nolan and Dawkins were our most effective lineup.
If you listened to Coach K's post game remarks, he talked about Miles's problems finishing plays. He was quite relaxed about it (in fact, he seemed more relaxed than normal throughout the press conference) and said that later in the year Miles would finish those plays. He also talked about how Duke's bigs will develop over the course of the season.
Folks, it's way too early to draw conclusions about this team and any of its players.
Curry seems to be feeding off the high energy stuff - popping 3s on the break and attacking in the half-court when we have a team on their heels. But I thought he'd be the type of player who would have thrived last night - Duke looks a little flat so we insert our high energy offense guy and Seth attacks giving us a lift. At least that's what I would have thought a month ago.