Yes, it’s only preseason. Yes, LeBron James wasn’t playing for the Miami Heat, and most of the game was played with the intensity of a garden snail. But it’s still incredibly encouraging to see Brooklyn Nets hit seventeen three-pointers last night on 27 attempts in their 108-87 blowout victory.
What’s most intriguing about the shots isn’t that they hit 17, it’s how easy those 17 looked. Sure, Joe Johnson had an iso or two, and Mirza Teletovic’s 3 couldn’t have had less space, but most of them were wide open shots, created from crisp ball movement or player movement in transition.
Or look at it this way: the Nets 2012-13 season high for three-pointers made was 16, which they did twice (once against the Houston Rockets in January, and once again against the Denver Nuggets in February). They beat that last night.
I can’t stress enough that #WeTalkinBoutPreseason, but the ball and the court won’t change once the regular season starts. The firepower the Nets have from top to bottom is incredible, and when they’re firing on all cylinders, they’re going to be so much fun to watch.