Patrick Beverley to Start Over Jeremy Lin

by October 30, 2013
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The point guard battle in Houston has been won by Patrick Beverley, sending Jeremy Lin to the bench. Rockets head coach Kevin McHale wouldn’t tell the media who would start tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats, but Chandler Parsons spilled the beans. Per CSN Houston: “I don’t know why it’s a big surprise,’ Parsons said. ‘It’s the same as how the preseason ended.’ That means Patrick Beverley will not only make his first opening night roster, he’ll be making his first opening night start. ‘I haven’t had the fortune to play in the NBA on opening night,’ Beverley said. ‘It’s going to be my first. I’m definitely excited.’ It also means the twin towers experiment of Omer Asik and Dwight Howard will be used to tipoff the season. This year’s starting five: Beverley, James Harden, Parsons, Howard and Asik. The experience level of their starting lineup will be drastically different from a year ago. The starting five last year was Asik, Marcus Morris, Parsons, Harden and Jeremy Lin.”