Mark Berman of FOX 26:
Russell Westbrook (@russwest44)on Pat Beverley (@patbev21): “Pat Bev trick y’all man, like he play defense. He don’t guard nobody man. He just running around doing nothing..As you seen what happened 47. All that commotion and (@jharden) got 47.” pic.twitter.com/WaJ5D0Q1U5
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 14, 2019
Westbrook ripping someone else for phony defensive effort? That’s rich. Westbrook is the king of that style.
Beverley is one of the NBA’s best defensive guards. Sure, he has antics. But there’s an underlying effectiveness behind all his bark.
James Harden scoring 47 points hardly disproves Beverley’s defensive ability. Harden’s output by defender:
Beverley: 4 points on 1-of-9 shooting
Other: 43 points on 11-of-17 shooting