Rockets PG Beverley to start Game 2 vs Thunder

The Houston Rockets are changing their starting lineup for Game

2 of their playoff series against Oklahoma City, inserting backup

point guard Patrick Beverley in place of rookie power forward Greg


The lineup turned in by the Rockets features three guards:

Beverley, Jeremy Lin and All-Star James Harden. Chandler Parsons

and center Omer Asik fill out the starting five.

Beverley did not start a game during the regular season, moving

into the rotation halfway through the season and averaging 5.6

points. He had 11 points and four assists in Houston’s 120-91 Game

1 loss on Sunday night.

Smith had six points and three rebounds in 17 minutes in that

game, finishing with a team-worst plus-minus rating of