Beverley plays through 101 fever in Game 5

Beverley plays through 101 fever in Game 5
May 1, 2014, 12:15 am
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Pat Beverley couldn’t immediately remember which night he spent in a local hospital. 

And really, it’s hard to blame him. 

The Rockets’ starting point guard made it through 21 grueling minutes in the 108-98 series-extending Game 5 win but he was visibly exhausted. Eventually, Beverley remembered that he went into the hospital on Monday evening, to get IVs and rest. 

And then he played in an NBA playoff basketball game on Wednesday night. 

“It was tough. It was tough. I could hardly breathe,” Beverley said when asked how hard it was to play on Wednesday night. He didn’t get an IV during the game. “It was hot out there; I felt cold. I had the chills, a mix of things. But none of it matters anymore now that we got the victory. I’ll probably go to the hospital tonight, check myself in, get some more IVs, get ready for the next one.”

Beverley said that he had a 103.8 temperature on Tuesday. It was down to cool 101 on Wednesday.