On Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves punched their ticket to the NBA playoffs by defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the play-in tournament. Patrick Beverley, who was traded from the Clippers this past offseason, played an instrumental role for the Timberwolves.
During his postgame press conference, Beverley didn't shy away from taking shot at his former team.
When asked what he told his former teammates on the Clippers after the game, Beverley had a very genuine response.
"Take they ass home," Beverley said. "Long flight to L.A. Take they ass home."
Beverley then told reporters that beating the Clippers was an incredible feeling.
"Blood, sweat and tears, to just be written off like that, 'He's injury-prone. He's old.' This, this, that, that. To be able to come here and play them in a play-in and beat they ass, no other feeling, man. No other feeling," he said.
Beverley said he would help take the Timberwolves to the playoffs back in September. He certainly deserves credit for fulfilling that promise.
The Timberwolves will face the Grizzlies on Saturday. Game 1 will tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET.