Patrick Beverley reinjures left ankle, will miss Skills Challenge

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley will not defend his Skills Challenge title this weekend at the NBA All-Star Game because he reinjured his sprained left ankle.

The NBA announced that he would be replaced in the Skills Challenge by Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay.

After the Rockets' 116-103 loss to Portland on Wednesday night, Beverley was sitting at his locker icing the ankle. Beverley said he wanted to attend All-Star Weekend in Toronto but needed to see how he felt physically on Thursday morning before making a final decision.

Beverley reinjured the ankle less than a minute into the second half but remained in the game. He finished with seven points in 31 minutes.

Beverley has been bothered by the ankle most of the season. He has missed seven games during two different stretches because of the injury.