Beverley scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added eight rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Tuesday's Game 5 105-99 win over the Thunder. After starting the series with two good offensive games, Beverley struggled with his shot in Games 3 and 4. He went a combined 2-19 (10.5%) from the floor in the contests, scoring a total of just seven points. He recovered in Game 5, outscoring the combination of all three of the other starters not named James Harden. Whether the Rockets face the Spurs or the Grizzlies in the next round, Beverley's defensive assignment will be easier than Russell Westbrook, the league leader in scoring.
Beverley posted one point (0-6 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during a 115-113 loss to the Thunder on Friday. Beverley had by far his worst game of the series as he totaled just one point before fouling out in 25 minutes in the loss. He had scored a combined total of 36 points in the first two games of the series, and that type of performance should be expected in the remaining game of the series. Expect him to bounce back in the next one.
Beverley produced 21 points (8-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals across just 25 minutes during Sunday's 118-87 win over the Thunder in Game 1. Each of Beverley's most well-known attributes were on display in this one en route to the best postseason game of his career. He sent the crowd into a frenzy in the first half with a series of three-point makes and took several trips to the floor as he put his body on the line, including one brutal collision with Steven Adams as he set a screen for Russell Westbrook. Beverley briefly went to the locker room at one point, but he returned to the bench, although he was not needed as the score tilted in his team's favor in the latter stages. He will likely receive some attention from the trainers ahead of Game 2, but there is nothing to suggest his availability should be in question.
Beverley (shoulder) isn't listed on the Rockets' injury report ahead of Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves. Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni previously said last weekend that he didn't intend to hold out Beverley over the team's final few games of the season, but the point guard ended up sitting out Monday against the Clippers with what was labeled as a stinger. It's worthwhile to check back on the statuses of Beverley and the team's other key contributors following morning shootaround Wednesday, but it looks as though the Rockets are planning to have everyone available for the regular-season finale Wednesday, save for Sam Dekker (hand).
Beverley is dealing with a shoulder injury and will sit out Monday's game against the Clippers, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. It's being labeled a stinger and sounds like a very minor injury for the point guard, so his status for the playoffs doesn't appear to be in jeopardy. That said, he'll get the night off Monday, which could mean Eric Gordon moves into the starting lineup alongside James Harden. Beverley could return as soon as Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Timberwolves, but look for Rockets to update his status beforehand.
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