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FILM STUDY: Is the Brooklyn Nets’ defense turning the corner?

Indiana Pacers v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

Since making the James Harden trade, the Brooklyn Nets have made headlines... a lot of which were for the wrong reasons. Brooklyn’s defense, which had allowed 119 points per 100 possessions prior to Wednesday’s game, ranked 27th out of 30 teams since the date of the Harden trade. This, of course, was highlighted by the disparaging 122-111 loss against the league-worst Detroit Pistons. Two players, in particular, came short with regard to effort, communication, and intensity on defense in what was arguably Brooklyn’s worst loss of the season.

However, on Wednesday, the Brooklyn Nets came back with a resurgent defensive performance against Indiana, holding the Pacers to under 100 total points for just the fifth time in Brooklyn’s season. In this video, I answer the question: Was Brooklyn’s big performance against Indiana for real? Or was it a flash in the pan?

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