Russell Westbrook Trashes Patrick Beverley’s Defense

by November 14, 2019
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Russell Westbrook has never been particularly impressed with longtime nemesis Patrick Beverley‘s defensive work.

“Pat Bev trick y’all like he play defense,” Westbrook told reporters Wednesday night after Rockets teammate James Harden lit up the visiting LA Clippers for a game-high 47 points in Houston’s wild 102-93 victory.

Russ, who struggled in the win shooting an ugly 6 for 20 from the field, claims that Beverley merely runs around “doing nothing.”

Per The AP:

“Pat Bev trick y’all like he play defense,” Westbrook said. “He don’t guard nobody, man. It’s just running around doing nothing. As you seen what happened — 47. All that commotion to get 47.”

Doc Rivers said after the game that he was upset with the officials because of a mix up with the number of timeouts. He said that he tried to challenge a play but that it was past the 30 seconds allotted after a play in which to make a challenge. So they told him he didn’t burn a timeout on the challenge and he had two remaining. His ejection came after they said he was out of timeouts when he called the timeout where Beverley received his technical.

Austin Rivers will still laughing about the situation after the game and tweeted: “Welp…. thanksgiving is going to be weird,” before talking to reporters.

“He actually is sensitive with stuff like that so we’ll see what happens,” Austin Rivers said. “I love him, but it was a really good moment that I enjoyed a lot … I really enjoyed that. It was fun.”

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