Brooklyn Nets vs Golden State Warriors 3-6-18 Notes and Observations

Brooklyn actually scored more points off turnovers than the legendary Golden State transition offense (28 to 20). This statistical victory occurred despite only winning the turnover margin by one. Furthermore, the Nets noticeably made concerted efforts to attack early in the shot clock to exploit inattention or lax defensive rotations.

The emphasis on pushing the pace even during inbounded possessions naturally led to a greater resemblance to the competitive Nets games of November and December. The Nets currently rank 6th in pace via Basketball-Reference with 98.8 possessions per regulation game. That standing still marks a significant drop-off from last year’s league-leading 101.3 pace.

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