Brooklyn Nets at Indiana Pacers Notes and Observations: 10-18-17

Nets vs Pacers 10-18-17 ScoreWelcome to the 2017-18 NBA season, Nets fanatics! Great to begin the most encouraging Brooklyn Nets season in a few seasons. Not too encouraging, mind you. Let’s not start reserving Barclays tickets for May yet. However, Brooklyn gets to formulate an identity out of its solid mix of veterans and youth to shine a light on a way to greener pastures in future seasons. Unfortunately, Chapter 1 of 82 concluded in a 140-131 pyromaniacal perishing to the Pacers in Indianapolis. Still, analyze this season intro we must.

Best Wishes To Jeremy Lin

Much of the excitement Nets fans have had for the 2017-18 season stemmed from hopes of team leader and starting point guard Jeremy Lin realizing the promise flashed from his injury-prone 2016-17 season. In those 36 games last season, Lin looked tailor-made for Coach Atkinson’s offense and had the Nets playing better than its sum of parts. With another year of familiarity as a Net and hopes of abandonment of his lingering injuries, relative success awaited Lin this season.

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