Brooklyn Nets Offense
The Nets had a shaky offense throughout the game. Let’s start with the cons of Brooklyn’s offense. One notable con that was very noticeable was there was too much isolation. Nets guard Milton Doyle would commonly take on Houston’s defense in solo acts.
He blew past the opposing guard and drove to the hoop quite often in the game. He is not the only player to do so. There was a good majority of Nets players who took the play in their own hands, commonly ending in missed shots.
Brooklyn was also sometimes careless with the ball. There were many missed passes leading to transition points for Houston. The Rockets recorded eight steals off Brooklyn’s 26 turnovers, which in the end would be a big factor in Brooklyn’s defeat.
Now, one bright spot for the Nets on the offensive end was Jarrett Allen’s poster dunk followed up by a transition dunk by Shawn Dawson. Dawson drove the ball well, finishing through contact. He also did a great job passing the ball and controlling Brooklyn’s ball movement.
Wiz of Awes
Now on to the pros of Brooklyn offensive performance. They did a good job shooting from mid-range throughout the game. Yuta Watanabe had a good mid-range performance, but struggled getting the ball in his hands.
Another interesting note is Jarrett Allen hit a surprising three-point shot from the corner. Allen rarely shot the ball at all last season from distance. It is good to see he does have some confidence shooting the ball.
If Allen can extend his shot at least out to mid-range, he can become a dangerous young big in the NBA.
The Nets did do a good job passing the ball when they did pass. The Nets did have some instances where an extra pass could have led to a basket, but they failed to do so.
Milton Doyle was the leading scorer for Brooklyn with 21 points and six assists while Jarrett Allen gathered 11 total rebounds.