- Thomas Smith
Top NBA Offenses As of Valentines Day
The top-scoring NBA offenses as of Valentine's Day are led by the Sacramento Kings, who have an average of 118.7 points per game, followed closely by the Golden State Warriors at 116.8 points per game. The Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Denver Nuggets round out the top five with averages of 117.7, 117.6, and 117.1 points per game, respectively. These teams are all known for their offensive firepower, with talented players who are able to score at will. With the pace of the game quickening every season, these high-scoring teams are putting up impressive numbers that would have been considered unattainable just a few years ago.
The graphic below shows the average PTS per game plotted against each Team's Plus Minus at this point in the season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Boston Celtics lead the league with an average of 15.9 threes made per game. The team has an array of talented shooters, with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker leading the charge. The Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors also make the list with 14.1 and 16.4 threes made per game, respectively. The ability to shoot the three has become an essential part of the modern NBA game, and these teams are leading the charge in terms of volume and accuracy. With a focus on the three-ball, we can expect these teams to continue to be among the league's top offenses and to compete at the highest levels throughout the season.
The graphic above shows the average Field Goals made and Three Pointers made by each NBA Team as of this point in the season. And the histogram below shows for the 2023 season, the distribution of Threes Made in every game. The red line denotes the season average across all teams.