Rockets’ Beverly Making Impact on Series
(Patrick) Beverley keeps stepping between the Oklahoma City Thunder and their chase for a championship. They will forever remember Beverley as the man responsible for cutting down Russell Westbrook, costing him season-ending knee surgery. They will forever remember Westbrook pounding that scorer’s table, limping away and leaving Kevin Durant without his running mate.
Moments before the Thunder’s Serge Ibaka missed a layup at the buzzer of a 105-103 loss, they will remember Beverley sliding his feet, getting between Durant and a driving basket to push Game 4 into overtime on Monday night. This was a charge to spare the Rockets a sweep at the Toyota Center, to drag the Thunder back to Oklahoma City on Wednesday night for Game 5.