More importantly, they run an NBA-low 16.1 miles per game, and the difference between them and second-place Minnesota is as large as the difference between second and 13th. The Rockets’ average speed, on both offense and defense, is by far slowest in the league, which you probably wouldn’t expect given their reputation as a high-octane offensive machine. The reality is that Harden, Paul, and Capela — with whom the Rockets are 38-2 — are often running a three-man motion offense within an offense, while a mishmash of interchangeable wings chill and watch.
KC Johnson: Fact Bulls are adhering to minimum requirements of new rest rules by sitting Lopez tonight says, to me, how they feel about situation. They were cooperative & understanding. But this is 1st year of rest rules, which were also designed to stop good teams from resting players.