After he had a huge game, scoring 19 points, recording three steals, grabbing two rebounds and dishing out two assists in the Houston Rockets’ 106-103 victory over the Miami Heat Tuesday night, Rockets’ point guard Patrick Beverley wasn’t nearly as good at night later in Orlando during a 101-89 victory over the Magic.
Beverly scored four points on one-of-eight shooting, had two steals and dished out just one assist. He also suffered an injury during Wednesday’s game.
Pat Beverley ‘ nose was broken. Will be fitted for mask tomorrow.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 6, 2014
.@patbev21 had his nose broken in tonight’s game & will be fitted for a mask.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 6, 2014
Much like Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Beverley will now have to wear a mask. As long as players wear the mask, they usually don’t suffer further injury, but obviously, it is not impossible.
Despite the injury, Beverley still played 32 minutes, which is his average (31.9 minutes per game).
On the season, Beverley is averaging 9.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game.