TAG: Patrick Beverley

NBA, Twitter / Apr 23, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Al Jefferson & Pat Beverley Prepare To Play In Pain Because It’s The Playoffs

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen

Al Jefferson, Chris Andersen (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

There were a couple of injuries in the opening weekend of the 2014 NBA Playoffs that could mean early exits for the team’s involved. Al Jefferson briefly left Game 1 between the Heat and Bobcats after a plantar fascia injury in the first quarter. Patrick Beverley appeared to strain the same right knee whose meniscus he tore late in the regular season, but stayed in Game 1 against the Blazers. Both injuries could spell doom for their respective teams even as both players plan to grit through the pain for the playoffs. Read More »

NBA / Apr 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul

Stephen Curry, Chris Paul (Jayne Kamin/Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.”

While much attention has been focused on the first-round matchups in the Western Conference due to the stellar performances by the majority of Western teams this season, there are intriguing matchups in the East that could translate into even more intriguing matchups in the second round. Read More »

NBA / Apr 17, 2014 / 10:00 am

Patrick Beverley Shows Off His Houston Handles In The Big Easy

Patrick Beverley

Patrick Beverley (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston’s playoff fortunes depend a bit on the health of perimeter pest, Patrick Beverley, who has come back quickly from a meniscus tear he suffered last month. Beverley looked to be ready when he showed off some spiffy ball-handling skills during shootaround in New Orleans today. Read More »

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 »