Patrick Beverley learned of his grandfather’s death shortly before Rockets-Spurs Game 4 yesterday, and he said his immediate reaction was to book the first flight home to Chicago. After the game – in which he played and played well – he spoke of being with his family.
There are obviously bigger concerns, but where does this leave Beverley for Game 5 tomorrow?
Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:
These conflicting concerns – wanting to grieve with his family and wanting to help his team – must be so tough to handle. My thoughts go out to Beverley.
Houston needs him. His perimeter defense is unmatched on the team, and he works well as a secondary playmaker/spot-up shooter next to James Harden.
But Beverley and his family also clearly need each other.
I just hope he felt the freedom to make whatever choice he deemed best for himself.