The cost of playing through pain

Patrick Beverley's brave efforts could wind up hurting him in more ways than one

Updated: April 22, 2014, 3:44 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN.com

As his teammates described it, Patrick Beverley could barely walk after Sunday's game.

With a little more than a minute to go in overtime, Beverley had gotten blindsided by a backcourt screen from Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Somewhere in the collision with the near-7-footer, Beverley twisted his right knee, sending his body crumbling to the floor.

Beverley limped around the court and played through the injury for two more possessions before eventually and mercifully ...

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