Five NBA early season surprises: Lakers' historically poor offense, Warriors' road turnaround

The 2023-24 NBA season brings unexpected surprises, highlighting the unpredictable and thrilling nature of sports.

The Golden State Warriors break last season's pattern, securing their fifth road win by November 6, showcasing improved team chemistry and the addition of Chris Paul.

The Indiana Pacers dominate as the league's offensive powerhouse, leading with 121.5 points per 100 possessions, surpassing teams like the Warriors and Suns, fueled by Tyrese Haliburton's dynamic performance.

The Los Angeles Lakers struggle with a sluggish offense, ranking 28th in the league with 106.6 points per 100 possessions, facing challenges in first-quarter performances and shooting woes.

The Washington Wizards, under coach Wes Unseld Jr., adopt a faster pace, significantly increasing possessions per game, revealing a strategic shift and adjustments in playing style.

Cam Thomas of the Brooklyn Nets surprises as a top scorer in the early season, averaging nearly 27 points per game, showcasing consistent scoring despite increased defensive attention.

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