Rockets get good news on Beverley’s knee injury

Rockets get good news on Beverley’s knee injury

Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverly (2) dribbles the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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by Sam Amick / USA TODAY Sports

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Posted on March 31, 2014 at 8:45 PM

After a rough stretch on the injury front, the Houston Rockets may have caught a badly needed break.

Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley will not need surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to return in time for the playoffs, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the diagnosis had not yet been publicly announced.

The updated news on Beverley comes just two days after center Dwight Howard said he would likely miss 10 days with an ankle injury.

Beverley has been quite a boon for the Rockets this season, averaging 9.9 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.4 steals while starting 52 of 71 games. The Rockets have been better with Beverley on the floor defensively (101.5 points allowed per 100 possessions with to 103.2 without) and offensively (110.5 points scored per 100 possessions with to 106.7 without).

The Rockets (49-23) have won five of their last six games and are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference. Yahoo Sports first reported Beverley’s diagnosis.

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