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MRI finds no new damage to Patrick Beverley’s knee, he likely plays Game 2

Apr 21, 2014, 2:43 PM EST

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UPDATE 2:43 pm: Houston has officially confirmed that there was an MRI of Patrick Beverley‘s knee “which revealed no acute issues. He will likely be available for Game 2 Wednesday.”

12:38 pm: This is very good news for the Houston Rockets.

In overtime of the Trail Blazers win in Game 1 over the Rockets Sunday night, Patrick Beverley banged knees with LaMarcus Aldridge. It was Beverley’s right knee, the one where he had a torn meniscus that caused him to miss time earlier this season. He hobbled through the rest of the game but the team was concerned this was something serious.

But the MRI found no new damage, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Hopefully his knee is well enough not to impede his ability to skip down the court.

This is huge because the Raptors need Beverley to contain the dangerous Damian Lillard. As our own Dan Feldman noted, in 38 minutes with Beverley on the court, Lillard scored 18 points. In the eight minutes with Beverley on the bench, Lillard scored 13 points and was far more aggressive in attacking and creating offense. Jeremy Lin simply cannot defend him.

This is a tight series and an injury such as this would tip the balance of power.

  1. spursareold - Apr 21, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Beverly plays for the Raptors?

    • theromeo2k - Apr 21, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Yeahh, u didn’t know that? It’s all over the news…

    • eugenesaxe1 - Apr 21, 2014 at 1:08 PM

      It’s just a part-time job.

    • brookwell2013 - Apr 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Bunch of knuckleheads, can’t they get someone to proofread this stuff?

  2. goldmember21 - Apr 21, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Lmao!!

  3. chunkala - Apr 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Speak for yourself:
    Hopefully his knee is not well enough not to impede his ability to skip down the court

  4. spthegr8 - Apr 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    D Lillard light them up like a Christmas tree last night and Jones is Lunch Meat on the block for L.A. Kevin McHale needs to make some adjustments or my prediction of Rockets in 6 is gonna be WAAAAAAY wrong!!

  5. duhwighthoward - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    He deserves damage to his knee.

    • kavika6 - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:49 AM

      Karma.

  6. whitwarren - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    Dammit, so he’s not out for the playoffs?
    -Russell

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