Russell Westbrook criticized the defense of Patrick Beverley after James Harden scored 47 points in the Houston Rockets' 102-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Westbrook and Beverley have been rivals dating back to the 2013 playoffs when the former suffered a torn meniscus when the latter collided with him after calling a timeout.

"Pat Bev trick y'all, man, like he playing defense," Westbrook said. "He don't guard nobody, man. It's just running around, doing nothing. ... All that commotion to get 47."

Westbrook celebrated Beverley's sixth foul with a mocking wave.

"Don't start that, don't start that," Beverley told ESPN as he exited the Clippers' locker room. "I don't care about that."