Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was arrested, paid a fine and was released today because of an open warrant for a traffic violation, Ch. 13 reported. The Harris County Precinct 8 Constable’s Office told the TV station that Beverley was stopped this morning on Beltway 8 at Telephone Road by Pearland police. Beverley had an open warrant for a Class C misdemeanor for “Operating a Motor Vehicle on Toll Road When Prohibited” issued out of Harris County. Beverley was arrested at the scene and transported to the Clear Lake substation. He paid a fine and was released at around 11 a.m.
May 26, 2016 | 11:45 am EDT Update
Draymond Green: This team, this group of guys, we haven’t been in an elimination situation [since 2014]. So it’s different. But I also know this team knows how to lock in. I know this team knows how to play tough. I know this team knows how to play like our lives depended on it. And I have no doubt in my mind that we will win [Game 5]. No doubt about that. I absolutely expect to be back here and I look forward to it.”
Draymond Green: I love [the Thunder fans booing me]. That is so fun for me. That is why it’s so frustrating that I couldn’t do what I do because I love that stuff. It’s cool. I like that … I love being able to look at the [booing opposing] crowd and laugh at them. Walk off the court and smile at them. I love that. I didn’t give myself the opportunity to do that and it’s killing me.
Magloire, 38, was certainly a tough guy during his 12-year professional career, but he isn’t playing. His last NBA game was four years ago. It’s on the Raptors players to step up to the moment and perform. “We’ve still got another game to play and they come back to Toronto, so we’re not really worried about it,” Raptors guard Terrence Ross told cleveland.com. “We’ve got to take care of business [on Friday].”
During pregame individual shooting, Jamaal Magloire, Raptors assistant coach/team consultant, started cracking jokes in the direction of the Cavaliers about hitting below the belt. It was supposedly intended as a lighthearted shot at Dahntay Jones’ low-blow punch of Bismack Biyombo at the end of Game 3. However, a few members of the Cavaliers didn’t find him to be funny at all. It was viewed by a few who witnessed it as the retired player trying to filled the void of being the Raptors’ enforcer from behind the bench.
Adam Zagoria: 7-footer Thon Maker works out today for Atlanta. Was at Utah on Wednesday. Projected No. 40 on @Jonathan Givony but could well go higher.
What do you want the Nuggets organization or the fans to know about you? Ben Bentil: I’m a competitor. I’m a person who competes no matter what the ups and downs are. Who would you compare your game to in the NBA? Ben Bentil: I model my game after Wilson Chandler, Draymond Green, Paul Millsap and Kevin Garnett.
Indiana junior forward Troy Williams will remain in the NBA Draft and sign with agent Stephen Pina of ASM Sports, sources confirmed to SNY.tv. The 6-foot-7 Williams averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds last season at Indiana. He is currently projected as the No. 48 pick in 2017 by DraftExpress.com.