Patrick Beverley was crying after Timberwolves beat Clippers in play-in game
What’s it like to come across your ex knowing you won the breakup? Just ask Patrick Beverley.
Beverley’s Minnesota Timberwolves beat the LA Clippers 109-104 at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Tuesday night. The victory secured Minnesota the No. 7 spot in the playoffs and a first-round playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies. The loss means the Clippers face the winner of the Spurs-Pelicans game for the right to take on the Phoenix Suns in the first round.
Even though the play-in win only meant the Timberwolves got the No. 7 spot, Beverley acted like they had won the NBA championship.
Pat Bev and Ant going WILD 😂 pic.twitter.com/jxdOffwBei
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He even was shown crying:
Patrick Beverley was overcome with emotion after a hard-fought victory against his old squad. pic.twitter.com/0CJ8DBPMME
— NBA (@NBA) April 13, 2022
Some felt like the Timberwolves embarrassed themselves with their celebrations, but there is a lot of meaning to their win.
For Beverley, beating his former team made the accomplishment special.
“I wanted this so bad,” Beverley said after the game. “It’s deep for me. I gave my blood, sweat and tears to that organization. To just be written off like that. ‘He’s injury prone. He’s old.’ To play them in a play-in and beat they a–, no other feeling.”
Even though all they did was clinch the No. 7 spot, this is a big deal for Minnesota. They’re a young team, one that rebuilt and has gone through lots of hard times, and now they seem to have arrived. To go from 19-45 a couple seasons ago to 46-36 and in the seven spot is an accomplishment. And the win against the Clippers could help give them a major confidence boost moving forward.