Patrick Beverley did not have a great game Sunday, as his Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Los Angeles Lakers by the score of 112-103. Beverley finished with just two points and a +/- of -16 in 26 minutes. LeBron James had a huge game with 28 points, capturing the Lake Show's first win in three editions of the Battle for LA this season. Beverley surprisingly said after the game that guarding LeBron is not all that challenging (and if you know Pat Bev, you know this might not actually be that surprising).
This is nothing out of the ordinary for Beverley. However, it is tough to make this claim after the way James dominated Sunday. He added nine assists and seven rebounds as well for another vintage performance.
Yet this is why Beverley is so beloved by Clippers fans. The veteran never backs down from a challenge, and isn't going to give the Lakers any credit after this one win.
Beverley played hard the entire game, and it is always his goal to get in the head of his opponents every single night. Doubling down after a loss and saying James is just like any other player is a great way to keep this LA rivalry going as the postseason approaches.