Everyone has their own way to celebrate a special moment, and for Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, his is more than a bit unique. The Los Angeles Clippers capped off the wildest comeback in NBA playoff history by overcoming a 31-point deficit against the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
The game was essentially out of hand even before halftime, when Doc Rivers’ squad trailed 73-50, but it only got worse from there. Then, the Clippers flipped a switch after the score moved to 94-63 with 7:31 left in the third quarter, going on a 31-14 run to end the third quarter. By the 6:26 mark of the fourth quarter, the Clippers had cut the lead to single digits and were left with plenty of time to complete the comeback.
As we know, they did just that, going on to win 135-131 and shifting homecourt advantage in improbable fashion. After the game, Patrick Beverley, who played spent the entire game frustrating Kevin Durant, had his own unique way of celebrating.
Patrick Beverley Celebrates Clippers Comeback Win
Beverley’s response to the win was probably quite a bit different from the approach his teammates took, and it came in the form of an extra workout, as Andrew Greif of the Los Angeles Times revealed.
It’s pretty much the perfect (and most expected) way for Beverley to celebrate the win. For what it’s worth, he did show plenty of emotion right after the game wrapped up, as KNBR revealed.
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Beverley had plenty of reason to be amped up after this win, specifically the fact that it now sets the Clippers up to potentially pull off a stunning first-round upset. There’s a ton of work left to do, obviously, but the door is open.
Clippers’ Comeback & Patrick Beverley’s Play vs. Kevin Durant
There are a number of things to take away from this win for the Clippers, including the play of Lou Williams. The two-time (likely three-time after this season) NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award winner poured in 36 points on 12-of-22 shooting while adding 11 assists in 33 minutes. Montrezl Harrell was also exceptional off the bench, scoring 25 points with 10 rebounds on 9-of-9 shooting.
As for Beverley, he scored 10 points with five assists, two rebounds and one steal, but it was his defense on Kevin Durant which again grabbed attention. After he and Durant were ejected in Game 1, Beverley played a big role in the Warriors star totaling just eight field goal attempts while turning the ball over nine times and fouling out.