Brooklyn Nets at Boston Celtics Notes and Observations: 12-31-17

Rondae led the Nets in scoring with 22 points. While he was not a paragon of efficiency (in that he took 21 shots to get those points), Rondae actually had the highest shooting percentage of any Nets starter. RHJ also was aggressive on the glass, grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. The game might not have ended well for the Nets, but Rondae’s aggressive and effective game was a positive sign in spite of the team’s failure overall.

Taming the Turnovers

The Brooklyn Nets have struggled to hold onto the ball this season. Their fast pace often leads to errant passes whipped around too quickly for anyone to receive them. Spencer Dinwiddie might be leading the NBA in assist to turnover ratio, but the team as a whole is 24th in the NBA in terms of total turnovers. Brooklyn also struggles to force turnovers on the other end; the Nets ranked 29th in opponent turnovers before this game.