Video: Clippers’ Patrick Beverley puts Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic on skates
If you didn’t know that Patrick Beverley had handles, then it’s best you reconsider. The 30-year-old point guard made Bojan Bogdanovic pay dearly for that in the Los Angeles Clippers’ 115-109 win against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
Beverley, doing his best Allen Iverson impression, knocked Bogdanovic to the floor with a swift crossover in the closing out minutes of the game.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) March 20, 2019
Though Beverley isn’t necessarily known for offensive accolades, with two All-Defensive team selections in the past, he often changes the narrative — as he’s done for the Clippers this year.
Beverley’s personality lands a bit on the unorthodox side, among the reasons why he’s been issued three fines this season.
His sound ability to change the outlook of a matchup with his dynamic presence is what keeps teams enticed. Beverley can guard any opposing teams’ best scorer when on the floor, and make their life a misery for four quarters.
(Just ask Lonzo Ball.)
But there is a method to his madness, which remains the reason why he hasn’t experienced much time on the unemployment line.
Beverley is currently playing out the last of his four-year, $23 million contract he signed with the Houston Rockets in 2015.
He will likely be a hot commodity for organizations looking to add a fervent defending backcourt member.
Patrick Beverley has bolstered the Los Angeles Clippers’ playoff hopes since losing three of their most impactful assets at the trade deadline in Tobias Harris, Mike Scott, and Boban Marjanovic.
The Clips have likely secured their postseason ticket at 42-30, but will need to win as many games possible down the stretch to avert an unfavorable first-round series against the Golden State Warriors.