Rockets big man Nene won’t return for the rest of the playoffs, the team announced Monday.
The 14-year veteran tore his left adductor, which is a muscle located near the thigh, during Sunday’s Game 4 win against the Spurs. The injury happened in the first quarter as Nene dunked the ball and started to struggle while walking away. He exited the game and did not return.
Something is going on with Patrick Beverley. He was crying when he walked in. Was warming up, stopped, sat down & started crying again.
Beverley was also seen speaking on his cell phone and sobbing during pregame media availability, according to ESPN/ABC.
It’s not much consolation for Beverley, but he did secure the first basket for Houston on Sunday night.
I never met his grandfather, but I know that his grandfather would want him playing in this game, and want his focus to be on this game right now, Rockets teammate Ryan Anderson said, per USA Today. But life hits you with things.
The Rockets are fighting to tie their series with San Antonio at two games apiece.
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