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Patrick Beverley Makes NBA History

Apr 23, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) reacts to a play against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first quarter in game four of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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Patrick Beverley made history in his fifth season with the Houston Rockets. The accolade characterizes PB’s energetic playing style.

By just watching one Houston Rockets game, anyone can see how much energy Patrick Beverley brings to the team. His willingness to guard elite point guards and ability to play alongside James Harden is key to the Rocket’s success. This past season, PB’s toughness earned him an accolade that no other player his size has ever achieved in NBA history:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/872576031386996736

This unique stat sums up who Patrick Beverley is as a player. A player that never backs down from any opponent and never takes a night off. He brings it every single game.

By just watching him play, you can tell Beverley is a different breed. His path to the NBA was certainly unorthodox. The chances of Pat even making an NBA roster was extremely low due to his circumstances. Playing in Ukraine, Greece, and Russia before his days as a Houston Rocket made Beverley the player that we love today. Because he had to earn his role in the NBA, Pat plays like every game is his last. This can be seen in this amazing rebound and assist play during Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals:

Beverley's heads up dime is the #AssistOfTheNight! #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/D0rVlxxr4t

— NBA (@NBA) May 10, 2017

The grit can also be seen this three pointer in Game 4 that he hit only hours after hearing that his grandfather died:

Patrick Beverley gets very emotional after opening three pointer just hours after learning his grandfather died pic.twitter.com/rYzT3PBi5h

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 8, 2017

Patrick Beverley a.k.a “Mr. 94 feet” is, in my opinion, the toughest player in the NBA. This unique stat that no other player under 6′ 1″ has ever achieved supports this claim and epitomizes PB’s grit.

Next: Offseason Preview for the Rockets

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