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Rockets' Patrick Beverley cleared for Wednesday's game


By on 4/21/2014 02:30:00 PM

The Houston Rockets lost in overtime to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday by the score of 122-120. The loss put the Rockets behind in the series 1-0. Point guard Patrick Beverley suffered a blow to his injured knee in Game 1. They head into an all-important Game 2 already having lost home court advantage, so the potential loss of Beverley was a scary proposition. But an MRI on Beverley's knee revealed no new damage and he should be ready to go for Game 2.


Artem Korzhimanov  via Wikimedia Commons
Adrian Wojnarowski, who covers the NBA for Yahoo! Sports, tweeted the following confirming Beverley' MRI result.
Wojnarowski also confirmed that Beverley is likely to be able to play on Wednesday.
Beverley recently returned from a torn meniscus on the same knee he injured on Sunday. He's a key contributor on both the offensive and defensive end of the court, and his defense was particularly missed down the stretch in Game 1. Barring a sudden turn of events, Beverley will play on Wednesday. Should he be unable to go or is limited, expect Jeremy Lin or Francisco Garcia to see additional minutes.

Beverley averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 56 games this season. In two NBA seasons, he's averaged 8.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.





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