The Rockets will be without starting point guard Patrick Beverley for the conference finals. Beverley tore ligament in his left wrist on March 23 and still doesn’t have the mobility or strength to be effective on the basketball court.
After trying a second time on the eve of Game 1, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley couldn’t find the strength and mobility in his left wrist to believe there exists a chance that he can return in the Western Conference finals, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
“It’s a no-go for the series,” a league source told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. “He’s done trying.”
Beverley worked out twice Monday in the Bay Area, but a second trip to the gym Monday night convinced him to abandon hope for this series, which begins Tuesday night.
Houston Rockets coach Kevin McHale has been adamant that Beverley won’t return against the Golden State Warriors, but his guard’s determination kept Beverley searching for a way until late Monday night, sources said.