TAG: Patrick Beverley

Latest News, NBA / Mar 31, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Report: Patrick Beverley Will Likely Play Again This Year For Houston

Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

Finally some good news for Rockets fans, who heard late last week Dwight Howard might miss 10 games after having a cyst removed from his ankle. Following a torn meniscus against the Sixers last week, many observers felt Patrick Beverley‘s season was done. But Beverley met with Dr. James Andrews over the weekend and was told he wouldn’t need surgery on his injured right knee. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 28, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Report: Patrick Beverley Out Indefinitely After Tearing Meniscus

Patrick Beverley, Michael Carter-Williams

Patrick Beverley, Michael Carter-Williams (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

If you’re the schadenfreude sort, you should still hold your tongue. Patrick Beverley, the pest of a point guard for the Rockets — who has annoyed everyone from Russell Westbrook to Blazers stud Damian Lillard – left last night’s game against the Sixers with what was reported at the time as a sprained knee. But Yahoo Sports reports Beverley has torn his meniscus and is listed as out “indefinitely.” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 13, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Gregg Popovich Dimisses Talk Patrick Beverley Is A “Dirty” Player

Boris Diaw, Patrick Beverley

Boris Diaw, Patrick Beverley (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

Thank God Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has officially weighed in on what seems to be a growing consensus — especially this week — that what Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley likes to call physical defense, is what others call flopping or even, “dirty” play. When asked about Beverley, Pop The Hang Time Blog’s Fran Blinebury, “I haven’t noticed him being dirty.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 12, 2014 / 12:57 am

Patrick Beverley Bangs Russell Westbrook Before A Timeout…Again

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley

Russell Westbrook, Patrick Beverley (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

Patrick Beverley has turned into the little engine that could — antagonize Rockets opponents enough to help them into the Conference Finals or beyond this year. After getting in Damian Lillard‘s mug the other night before trading off-the-court barbs, he resumed a roiling rivalry with Russell Westbrook on Tuesday night during OKC’s 106-98 win. One first-quarter moment eerily mimicked the lunge Beverley made for the ball during the playoffs last spring, which inadvertently led to the tear in Westbrook’s meniscus. Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Smack / Mar 10, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Damian Lillard Takes Umbrage With Patrick Beverley’s “Irritating” Antics “Like Flopping”

Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard

Patrick Beverley, Damian Lillard (Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports)

During Houston’s comeback over Portland, the action in the backcourt was non-stop as Patrick Beverley refused to give ground to Portland’s all-star Damian Lillard. Beverley is a defensive agitator of the highest order; a Bruce Bowen for the digital age that laps up an opponent’s frustration and uses it to dig even deeper on the defensive end. After Lillard caught Beverley with an elbow to his mask-encased noggin in overtime, Lillard was assessed his sixth foul. After the game, Dame downplayed their battle while acknowledging Beverley was an irritant who might be embellishing the contact a bit. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 2, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Patrick Beverley Throws Off-The-Backboard Lob To James Harden

James Harden

James Harden (Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Rockets All-Star James Harden was questionable against the Cavs on Saturday night. But he dressed and they needed him despite going against a bickering Cavs team that’s been in shambles all year. On one fast break Patrick Beverley lobbed it off the backboard for two of Harden’s game-high 28 points. Rockets fans are glad he played. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jan 20, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Fantasy Basketball: The Week’s 3 Best Pickups (1.20)

Ramon Sessions

Ramon Sessions (photo. Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

Basketball demands we break down its players not just by stats, but by the time and place they occur. That’s not the case in NBA fantasy hoops, though, where cold calculations rule the day and the matchup. Who are the Fantasy Doctor’s choices for this week’s best pickups? Hit the jump to find out. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2014 / 3:15 pm

5 NBA Playoff Series We Know You Want To See

Paul George, LeBron James

Paul George, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the playoffs.

Sure, the regular season has been great so far, if you’re ignoring that one of the conferences currently has three teams with a winning record, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already begin thinking about the potential the playoffs have in store for us. A lot can happen in those seven games. It can make or break a franchise, sending one into the vaults of the elite and the other into a downward spiral that may result in the breakup of the team. It can also make or break a player, essentially putting their entire legacy on the line if that player’s influence on the team is that great. Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Dec 9, 2013 / 12:40 pm

The Rockets Wish Dwight Howard A Happy Birthday With Silly String

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Instagram/jlin7)

One of the craziest things about Dwight Howard, is the fact he only turned 28 yesterday. As part of his birthday celebration, Howard’s old team, the Orlando Magic, stopped by the Toyota Center in Houston to take on Howard’s Rockets. Howard scored 20 points, snagged 22 rebounds and the Rockets’ 10-point win was the best birthday present he could get. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 27, 2013 / 2:45 pm

NBA Instagram Fashion: What’s Hot & Not From The Past Week

Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (photo. Instagram.com/easymoneysniper)

From Jordan‘s sneakers to Iverson‘s tattoos, NBA players have long had an influence that reaches far beyond the court… and today, the league’s fashion focus is climbing to new heights. With resources like Twitter and Instagram, many players are captivated by a quest to promote the latest trend. This obsession with social media, in conjunction with a mass hipster movement and David Stern‘s implementation of the dress code, has resulted in a fair bit of questionable dressing. Read More »