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Patrick Beverley was nominated for Eastern Conference Player of the Week

New York Knicks forward Julius Randle won the weekly award. Justice for Pat Bev!

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While one of the common refrains from among Philadelphia 76ers fans this season has been the team’s need for a backup ball handler, veteran guard Patrick Beverley shouted from the rooftops over the past week that “he’s got this.” Across three games in which the Sixers went 1-2, Beverley averaged 16.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.7 assists. The pièce de resistance was his 26-point, 8-rebound, 7-assist effort against the Boston Celtics on Friday, in which he almost carried a Philadelphia squad without Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey to victory. The 26 points tied a career-high for Beverley, originally set on April 2, 2017 while with the Houston Rockets. All in all, it was a remarkable night for the 35-year-old.

Beverley’s efforts earned him a nomination as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week:

He was beat up by the New York Knicks’ Julius Randle, who has shaken off an abysmal start to his season that included shooting 29.5 percent from the field across four October games.

Now, are Randle’s numbers better than Beverley’s last week across the board? Yes. Is a team going 3-0 better than a team going 1-2? Also yes. But Patrick Beverley winning a Player of the Week award for the first time at age 35 might have been one of the most delightfully random things to happen in the league in quite some time. Now that the nomination has brought that sweet cup of nectar near my lips, I can’t help but be disappointed I didn’t get to take a drink. Congrats to Pat Bev for the nomination.

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