Patrick Beverley is a hard man to keep down.
Thunder Center Steven Adams found that out the hard way Sunday after delivering a monster pick against the Rockets point guard.
Beverley was in hot pursuit of Thunder counterpart Russell Westbrook when Adams stepped in to lay the boom on Beverley:
Steven Adams just crushes Pat Beverly on a screen pic.twitter.com/S4TUZ5SdEV— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 17, 2017
Not dismayed, Beverley immediately got up and just minutes later reminded Adams that he's not so tough by hitting a huge 3. The shot put the Rockets up 73-62.
At the end of the third quarter, Beverley had a playoff career-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting — including 4 of 6 from beyond the arc — and eight rebounds. The Rockets, meanwhile, hold an 89-74 lead over OKC.
UPDATE: The Rockets pulled away for a 118-87 blowout victory.