Patrick Beverley had a busy night for the Houston Rockets on Tuesday against the Miami Heat as he put up 19 points. He also apparently had a busy night talking – and Udonis Haslem let him know that, the Miami Herald reported.
Beverley took part in the 2010 training camp with the Heat and may have been trying to show the team what they missed out on. The guard started out sinking his first three attempts from behind the arc. After some of his makes, Beverley could be seen on the TV feed making gestures with his hand. It could've been easily construed as taunting which interestingly enough was called against the Heat's Chris Andersen instead during the game.
When halftime hit, Haslem decided he would step in and give the 25-year-old a little lesson in sportsmanship.
"I just told him to stop talking crap and looking over at our bench. I know Pat. I think he the spent the summer with us. He's a hard-nosed kid, a real competitor, and I respect the road that he took and the success that he had, but he was just doing a lot of yapping and I told him to stop looking at our bench and talking crap," Haslem told the Herald.
Houston currently sits in the third slot of the Western Conference and is a potential NBA Finals opponent for the Heat. It would be interesting to see if there is any carryover from Beverley's antics if the teams should meet again at that juncture. As the Houston Chronicle points out, Beverley is known for being a bit of an aggressive player on the court.
Tuesday's loss to the Rockets snapped an eight-game winning streak for Miami, which is still on pace with the Indiana Pacers for the top seed in the East. The Heat are off on Wednesday and will take on the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Finals rematch on Thursday.