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