LOS ANGELES – Ivica Zubac and the LA Clippers took on the Houston Rockets in their final game before the NBA All-Star break. Just before tipoff, a special guest was seen high-fiving players court-side during the pregame introductions: Minnesota Timberwolves guard and former Clipper Patrick Beverley.

Beverley's Timberwolves played on Wednesday night against the Toronto Raptors, but dropped their final game before the All-Star break. The guard hopped on a flight with his girlfriend and the two sat courtside for the game. Patrick Beverley wore an Ivica Zubac jersey, supporting the former Clippers teammate he was with the longest.

When Ivica Zubac checked out of the game for his usual rest in the first period, Beverley was on his feet clapping and yelling, ‘Yeah Zu!'

After the first quarter, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer walked over to Patrick Beverley's seat and the spoke for a few minutes.

Patrick Beverley played four seasons with the Clippers, leading them past the Lob City years and helping to develop a culture that would entice Kawhi Leonard to join them in free agency.

Beverley averaged 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.0 steal per game while shooting 39.5 percent from three.

Along with Rajon Rondo, Patrick Beverley was traded last offseason as part of the trade that brought Eric Bledsoe to Los Angeles. He was then re-routed to the Minnesota Timberwolves, and it's no surprise to see he's changed the culture there as well.

After 3 straight losing seasons and 15 losing seasons in their last 16 years, the Timberwolves are on pace to make the playoffs and may actually make a bit of noise if they can stay healthy. At the All-Star break, the Timberwolves currently sit in the seventh seed with a 31-28 record, just 2.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets for the sixth seed and 2.5 games ahead of the LA Clippers for the eighth seed.