Patrick Beverley concussed, out for Rockets


Ty Lawson won the Rockets’ starting point guard job, but he has looked uneasy as Houston has started 2-3.

He needn’t worry about Patrick Beverley pushing him from behind, though.

Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle:

Maybe this makes Lawson more confident? He’s better when he plays assertive.

The Rockets are deep at point guard, and Jason Terry will slide into the rotation. James Harden can serve as lead guard, too.

After opening the season with blowout losses to the Nuggets, Warriors and Heat, Houston has won two straight, though needing overtime to top the Magic. More than anything, the Rockets need to establish a comfort level with each other. Beverley’s absence will be a setback in that quest.