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.
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.