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Houston Rockets: J.J. Watt is a Patrick Beverley Fan

Apr 16, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt puts on a Houston Rockets shirt before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt puts on a Houston Rockets shirt before a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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After J.J. Watt watched the Houston Rockets destroy the Thunder, he raved about Patrick Beverley’s intensity. Needless to say, Mr. 94 Feet’s got a new fan.

Patrick Beverley is an unusual player. He’s only 6’1″, but he grabs rebounds like a power forward. He plays both shooting guard and point guard. The best aspect of his game is his defense. If there were a Draymond Green of guards, he’d be it. The Houston Rockets consistently depend on his intensity, and he doesn’t hesitate to bring it.

Game one of the Rockets/Thunder series was arguably the best game Pat’s played in his NBA career. He forced Russell Westbrook to shoot abysmally, hounding him all the way up and down the floor. Additionally, he hit eight of his 13 shots and grabbed 10 boards. He was the second best player on the court last night, behind only James Harden himself.

Among the thousands of fans who were there to witness the Rockets beat OKC by 31 was none other than J.J. Watt. The Houston Texans superstar sat courtside and came away impressed by Bev’s intensity.

.@JJWatt on @patbev21 last night: "The guy was just absolutely killing it" pic.twitter.com/rQ9aWDh61X

— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 17, 2017

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Watt even went on to say that he wanted to get in the game and help Pat out after Steven Adams leveled him with a hard screen (Good thing for Adams that’s not allowed. J.J. Watt is 290 pounds of nope).

Beverley loved having his fellow Houston athlete there for the game, and wants the Houston Rockets to get him tickets for game two as well. He’s so excited about it, actually, that he forgot which day he plays next. After his game one performance, I’d suggest the Rockets organization to do everything possible to grant his wish.

@HoustonRockets make sure @JJWatt is there tomorrow. Same seats please. Thanks you!!!! #rednation

— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) April 17, 2017

It’s nice to see different Houston sports teams supporting each other. Maybe some Rockets can take the time to watch a Texans game in the 2017 season. J.J. Watt would sure appreciate the love from a guy he’s a fan of himself.

Next: NBA Playoffs: Complete First Round Predictions

Game two is this Wednesday in Houston. Somebody contact J.J. Watt and make sure he gets his tickets!

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