Pace is playing a key role in how the Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns are performing on offense.
Heading into Saturday game in Phoenix, the Nets and Suns own among the quickest paces in the league.
The Nets are averaging 103.50 possessions per game through their first eight games in new coach Kenny Atkinson's motion offense. The Suns have averaged 104.37 possessions through their first nine games.
En route to losing a combined 61 games under coaches Lionel Hollins and Tony Brown last season, the Nets were 21st in pace at 97.37 possessions per game. Last year, the Suns lost 59 games and averaged 100.9 possessions, which placed them fourth.
It is what teams do with those possessions that ultimately leads to wins. >> Read more