With Friday’s 117-104 win over the Kings, the Houston Rockets are 4-1 since the return of Patrick Beverley. Beverley, an expert at getting under the skin of other players, did his best to annoy the Kings with 7 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 1 bump that got DeMarcus Cousins to pick up his 5th tech of the season.
The play came after Cousins missed a 3-pointer and then committed a foul on James Harden. As he was walking down the court, Beverley walked into his path and gave him a light shoulder bump. As expected, Cousins took the bait and the refs felt it deserved a tech.