HOUSTON (AP) - Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley has been cleared to play in Game 2 on Wednesday night after injuring his right knee in the opening game of the first-round playoff series against Portland.
Beverley was injured when LaMarcus Aldridge knocked him down setting a pick with about a minute left in the Trail Blazers 122-120 overtime win on Sunday night. He missed eight games late in the season because of a torn meniscus in the same knee.
Beverley says he felt pain in the same area where he was injured before when he was knocked down on Sunday night. He didn t feel any pain on Monday morning and says he ll be ready to play on Wednesday.
He had nine points and six rebounds in Game 1.