The National Basketball Association has been around for many years now, and since it was first founded in New York City on June 6, 1946 it has grown to one of the biggest organizations in sports today. But that’s not why I am here talking to you today. I am here today to talk to you about how since the NBA has started up the scoring over each season has increased greatly. A few examples/ facts that I have to back this up are from three NBA games that occurred on Wednesday November 11, 2009. The three games are the Phoenix Suns vs. the New Orleans Hornets, the Houston Rockets vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Atlanta Hawks vs. the New York Knicks. These three games were very high scoring games that have happened this year so far. My three facts that I will discuss in my article here today is how high scoring games have increased, teams are not playing defense, and individual star players themselves are increasing their points per game NBA MT Coins.
On Wednesday November 11th, 2009 really expressed how the scoring game has increased in the NBA. The Phoenix Suns defeated the New Orleans Hornets 124-104. Now even though the Hornets lost they still managed to score pretty high. The aggregate score for this game was 224 points. Another game that happened was the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New York Knicks 114-101, and the aggregate score for this game was 215 points. Now as you can see both these games were very high scoring games. Over the years the years the score has been going up and up, and it has been amazing to see how much these teams are winning by. Or maybe it could be because of teams not playing defense in which I will be talking about in my next segment.
As I had concluded in my last paragraph not many teams are playing defense as you can see in the game between the Portland Trailblazers defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-84. Seeing this score, in my opinion, shows how the Timberwolves didn’t play much defense allowing the Trailblazers to score a total of 107 points in the entire game. Another game that is an example of teams not playing defense is the game between the Boston Celtics defeating the Utah Jazz 105-86. Once again another game where a team did not play any defense and the Jazz allowed the Boston Celtics to score 105 points in the entire game, losing by 19 points. That might not seem like a high score, but to lose by 19 points in a score that totaled out to a 105-86 loss is pretty big. So as you can see in these two games that I have mentioned not many teams are playing defense, and defense is very critical in sports today. While teams are not playing defense that much it is allowing for star players’ points per game to increase in which I will be talking about in the next part of my article.
Players such as Lebron James and Kevin Durant since they both entered the NBA in 2003 for Lebron and 2007 for Kevin Durant have increased their PPG dramatically. If you were to ask me why their points per game have increased its because teams aren’t playing defense, and its allowing star players like Lebron James and Kevin Durant to have such high scoring games. The reason why I chose these two players is because they are some of the youngest players in the NBA and they are two of the best players in the NBA as well. Other players such as Kobe Bryant, Dwanye Wade, and Paul Pierce are some of the other known star players that have increased their points per game this year as well, and have increased since they entered the NBA.