After last night’s game, the Celtics have moved up to #2 in the league in offensive rating, behind only our opponent, the Mavericks. This despite being 13th in eFG% and TS%, and 26th in OREB%. Not turning the ball over (we’re first in the league by a significant margin) goes a long way. Hopefully this ball security is sustainable.
It's a hallmark of CBS teams. I think there is a correlation between the low turnover rate and the low free throw shooting rate, though. They take what the defense gives them, which minimizes turnovers, but it also doesn't put guys in a position to draw fouls.
Which could be dangerous in the high variance game known as the playoffs. You need a decent FT rate to keep your offense afloat when you're facing stingy playoff defenses who spend weeks analysing your offense, although our current offense generates some really open looks that even average players should make with ease, which should keep our offensive floor decently high simply because a lot of shots we take are very makeable.s
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley