Patrick Beverley woke up from a pregame nap on Sunday afternoon to terrible news, learning that his grandfather had passed away. Beverley was visibly upset during pregame warmups, but insisted on playing. His effort with 10 points, six assists, and four rebounds helped the Rockets to a 125-104 victory over the Spurs, evening the series at 2 games apiece.
The emotions of the day were evident on Beverley’s face, especially early in the game after his first made shot just a minute into the contest, but he was able to give Houston 25 quality minutes, with a +27 rating while on the floor.
After the game, Beverley took to the podium for the postgame press conference and was asked about the emotions of the night, to which he gave an open and honest response to what he was dealing with.