Patrick Beverley ties Clippers playoff record for most rebounds by a guard
Patrick Beverley snatched 14 rebounds in the Los Angeles Clippers’ tight 129-121 road victory over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle on Wednesday night. The carom count was so impressive for the 6-foot-1 point man, it also tied the franchise postseason record by a guard which is held by Randy Smith back in 1976.
Patrick Beverley grabbed 14 rebounds in LA's Game 5 win, setting a new career-high (regular or postseason) and tying the Clippers postseason franchise record for rebounds in a game by a guard. #ClipperNation
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This is the second-straight double-double for Beverley following his 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks, outing on Tuesday. This time around, he chipped in with a bit more scoring with 17 points (knocking down five of his 11 three-pointers attempted) and dishing four dimes. He also had a clutch defensive play later in the fourth, drawing a charge off Klay Thompson that allowed further heroics from backcourt mate Lou Williams.
The rebounds is another thing to add to Beverley’s offseason portfolio. Mostly known as a 3&D pest that has made it his personal mission in the playoffs to harass Warriors superstar Kevin Durant, the added streak of boards will certainly boost his market value and land a long term contract with slightly higher pay.
As for the Clippers, they hope to carry the momentum of their win back to Staples where they lost both games and are aiming to protect home court. Another win would certainly create a blank slate as the series gets tied and push the defending champions on the brink of possible first-round elimination.