Harden, the slowest-moving defensive wing in the NBA,2 sometimes argues for too long, putting the Rockets in a tough spot when he does. Houston’s been fantastic when it can set its defense; the club ranked seventh in efficiency on that end after a make, according to Inpredictable, which specializes in win probabilities and advanced stats. But the club falls to 24th after it misses a shot and has less opportunity to align itself properly.
October 22, 2017 | 6:25 pm EDT Update
Adam Zagoria: Hawks PG Dennis Schroder is down with a left ankle injury after landing on Caris LeVert’s foot.