Brooklyn Nets: 3 stats that prove Nets have edge over 76ers in East

James Harden (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

No. 1: Brooklyn might have the best offense in league history

In terms of net offensive rating, Brooklyn’s total of 118.5 is not only the best mark this season, but it’s the best mark in league history. When you have three of the top five scorers in the game, points just seem to flow naturally. Go figure.

These numbers have largely been accomplished without Durant, but the Nets were on pace for an even higher offensive net rating before the hamstring injury, so it can be reasonably inferred that this production is set to continue. It doesn’t matter how good your defense is. One of these three stars is bound to go off at some point.

The Brooklyn Nets are extremely efficient on offense — historically so.

Be it through Harden dominating the ball and piling up the triple-doubles, Irving using his mind-bending handles to create shots for himself, or Durant rising over anyone and everyone from long range, Brooklyn’s offense is so multi-dimensional it can even be hard for a team as talented as Philadelphia to lock in on one player.

The Nets went from a very beatable team that needed to get into shootouts every night to a juggernaut that is winning games on the back of three of the game’s best players and an improved defensive mindset. Philly will be tough, but the Nets should feel confident if they meet in the postseason.