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As rambunctious and irritable Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been on defense to Kevin Durant, surprisingly, he seemingly knows who not to talk trash with on the court.
In an article on NBC Sports Bay Area, Beverley says that he knows when to pick his battles, and more specifically, that Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is not one to be trifled with.
“I ain’t gonna come at nobody and I know he’s a hitter,” Beverley said on a podcast with former NBA players Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles. “Ain’t no need to talk to him. I know what he brings. I’m locked in. I’m watching him.”
Beverley went on to say that Curry demands undivided attention when guarding him.
“I ain’t gonna go out there and talk trash to Steph Curry – Steph Curry gets 30 shots a game. Some people you pick your battles with. Steph Curry see me (not talking) and then he’s like, ‘Oh, what’s up with Pat? Oh, he locked in.’… It’s just different approaches with people.”
Beverley will surely hope to keep his intensity going as the Warriors look to close out the Clippers in Game 5 Wednesday night.