It was only a matter of time before Patrick Beverley and Russell Westbrook had to be separated during Tuesday night’s showdown between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets. Beverley, who last year during playoffs lunged into Westbrook and caused a meniscus tear, again went in for the steal as he was calling a timeout. The two players briefly jawed but nothing else transpired after that. Only the Beverley was given a technical for the scrum.
Here’s the play from last year’s playoffs that was awfully similar to the one tonight: