NBA Scores Are Increasing Slowly Because of The Three-Pointer Rule
By: JJ G
NBA players have started to make a lot more three-pointers and scores are getting very high. Although three-pointers are a farther distance away from other point lines, every NBA player can still make three-pointers most of the time. Most teams get over 110 points per game. For example, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Brooklyn Nets scored a total of 247 points with a final score of 124-123. The Brooklyn Nets won in overtime and as you can tell, it was a nail-biter with many baskets shot.
Not only do teams score many points, but each player is also scoring many baskets. Six people in the NBA have scored more than 30 points, led by Luka Doncic, averaging about 33 points per game with his highest record being 60 points in just one game. Some teams in the 1900s averaged 75 points as a team, so as you can tell basketball has evolved significantly.
Many people at a young age in our era dedicate their lives to playing sports, in this case, basketball. Kids drop out of school and even college to be homeschooled and upgrade their skills. This is one of the main reasons players are improving. [awesome evidence! Really helps give context to this new trend. I would maybe consider moving this paragraph later in the article since it does seem to interrupt your discussion about these recent statistics.]
A whopping 43 people are averaging more than 20 points per game because most players are better at defense than offense. A few of the best offensive players nowadays are Steph Curry, a player for the Golden State Warriors in California, Giannis Antetokounmpo, a player for the Milwaukee Bucks in Wisconsin, and Jayson Tatum, a player for the Boston Celtics in Massachusetts.
Not only has this affected the scores but also the teams’ plays and strategies. For example, players train their shooting skills even more because they know their opponents are also very skilled at shooting three-pointers.