Brooklyn Nets Were Defensive in December
We're taking a look at some notable statistics and rankings compiled by the Brooklyn Nets with our weekly Stat Survey presented by Infor.
In the month of December, the Nets were third in the NBA in defensive rating (104.2), and second in both defensive effective field goal percentage (48.0), and opponent field goal percentage (41.3). For the full season, the Nets are 14th in defensive rating (107.), third in effective field goal percentage allowed (49.7), and fifth in defensive field goal percentage (43.3) and third in effective field goal percentage allowed (49.7).
Playing the league’s ninth-fastest pace (102.8), the Nets are sixth in field goal attempts per game (91.0) and eighth in free throw attempts per game (24.2).
The Nets are second in the league in rebounds per game (48.9) and 10th in offensive rebounds per game (10.7). They are seventh in rebound percentage (51.0) and seventh in offensive rebound percentage (28.4). They are eighth in second-chance points per game (13.9).
Brooklyn is sixth in the NBA in 3-point field goals attempted (37.5) and 10th in 3-point field goals made (12.5).
Brooklyn is third in the league in drives (53.0) and fifth in drive points per game (28.0), fifth in isolations (8.9), and third in pick-and-roll ball-handler possessions (26.5).
The Nets have played 22 clutch games, second in the NBA, and are tied for fourth in clutch wins (12) and are eighth in clutch situation plus/minus (24).
The Nets attempt the second-fewest mid-range shots per game (6.3) and attempt the most shots per game from the restricted area (35.9).
Brooklyn is limiting opponents to a 57.7 field goal percentage in the restricted area, the third-best mark in the league.
Since moving into the starting lineup beginning on Nov. 16 in Chicago, Spencer Dinwiddie is ninth in the NBA with 26.0 points per game and 10th with 7.2 assists per game over 21 games. During that same stretch, Dinwiddie is tied for seventh in the league with 6.7 free throw attempts made per game and tied for sixth with 8.4 free throws attempts per game. For the full season, Dinwiddie is second in the NBA in drives per game (19.3) and third in drive points per game (12.3).
DeAndre Jordan leads the NBA in rebounds off the bench with 9.7 per game. Jordan is also third in the league in rebound percentage (20.3), and fifth in defensive rebound percentage (29.6). Jordan has had double-figure rebounds in seven of his last nine games.
Jarrett Allen is third in the NBA in field goal percentage (65.5) and is 11th in rebounding (10.2). Allen is also second in the league in dunks with 94, sixth in offensive rebounds (3.5), and fifth in offensive rebound percentage (12.3).
Joe Harris is 11th in the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage (43.0), and 16th in 3-point field goals made (86). Harris is also tied for 10th in NBA history — and third among active players — with a career 42.7 percentage.
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