Report: Rockets’ Patrick Beverley could return next week

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Rockets starting guard Patrick Beverley said he practiced Friday and expects to return this coming week from left knee surgery.

Beverley didn’t say which game would be his season debut in, but he proclaimed he’s completely healthy. The Rockets’ first game this coming week is Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The return of the defender is good news for the Rockets who hover around .500 (5-4) because they are giving up 107.8 per 100, the third worst defense in the NBA.