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Rockets guard Patrick Beverley cleared for Game 2

Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT
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The Rockets' Patrick Beverley goes to the hoop against Portland on Sunday night. (AP Photo)

After undergoing an MRI on his damaged right knee Monday morning, Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has been cleared to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference first-round series against Portland on Wednesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The MRI showed no new damage to Beverley's right knee, sources said. Beverley suffered a torn meniscus in the knee on March 27.

Beverley collided with Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge in overtime of the Rockets' 122-120 loss and limped severely until fouling out of the game later in OT. Beverley is a huge part of the Rockets' lineup and will be desperately needed to defend Portland All-Star point guard Damian Lillard.

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