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Meyers Leonard Defends Damian Lillard Against Rockets' Patrick Beverley

After some chippy play, Meyers Leonard comes to the defense of the Blazers' leader.

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Early in Saturday afternoon's battle between the Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets, the Blazers took offense to Patrick Beverley's chippy play against Damian Lillard. When Beverley tried to add a few words, he found a much taller player awaiting him: Portland's Meyers Leonard, who jumped to the defense of his captain. Here was the perspective of the Rockets' broadcast:

Beverley and Lillard have a history, including Patrick witnessing Damian's three-pointer to end his team's playoff hopes in 2014.