Sometimes a whole bunch of stats tells one simple story. In this case, the evolution, then de-evolution, of offense in the NBA.
Back in the 1980’s, when I first started watching the game, everybody scored 100 points or more pretty much. Often, both teams in a single contest broke the 100-point barrier.
This offensive explosion began at the tail end of the 1950’s, reached its heights in the 1960’s, settled down a bit in the 1970’s and came back some in the 1980’s through the 1994-95 season.
Since then, average NBA league scoring has hovered mostly below 100 points.
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