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Patrick Beverley on irritating Russell Westbrook: 'I must be doing something right'

staff reports Published: March 13, 2014

Patrick Beverley became much-despised in Oklahoma when he took a dive at Russell Westbrook in 2013 that cost Westbrook the rest of the postseason.

Beverley then took his "love affair" with OKC to another level on Tuesday, with some similar antics that jumpstarted the Thunder victory.

A few days later, Beverley said he must be on to something if he's getting under Westbrook's skin, which Westbrook denied.

“I don’t watch TV so I don’t even know what people are saying,” Beverley said on Thursday before the Rockets’ game against the Chicago Bulls. “I just go out there and try to do whatever I can to help our team win basketball games.”

“I guess I’m doing something right,” Beverley said when asked about the irritation he’s caused Westbrook and Portland's Damian Lillard in recent weeks. “I don’t really pay attention to that. I just go out and play aggressive defense and leave the cards on the table.

“I can’t really help what other people say or how they feel. I’m just putting myself in the position to help my team win basketball games. If that means me defending all night, that’s what I’m going to do.”

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