News: Beverley (hamstring) said he will play Monday against the Knicks, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.
Impact: Beverly said he simply tweaked his hamstring in Saturday's game against the Mavericks and was being smart about not returning to the game and risking further injury. With a day off to rest Sunday, he should be ready to go Monday night.
News: Beverley left Saturday's game against the Mavericks with a sore hamstring and did not return, the Houston Chronicle's Jenny Dial Creech reports.
Impact: Beverly did play 31 minutes before departing, finishing with 20 points (7-for-16 FG), including a 6-for-11 performance from long range. He'll have a day off to rest his hamstring before a possible return Monday against the Knicks.
News: Howard will miss his second straight game on Saturday night against Dallas with a strained right knee. Howard also missed Wednesday's game against the Lakers and there is no timetable for his return.
Impact: Howard is averaging 18.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his second season with Houston. Rockets rookie Tarik Black will likely start in his place.