Kevin McHale said Patrick Beverly will not play Friday night.

Beverley continues to be hampered by the torn meniscus in his knee he suffered on Mar. 27, but swears that he'll be back on the court before the playoffs open. The team will continue to monitor his slow but steady progress and keep things on a day-to-day basis. Jeremy Lin will continue to start for him Friday and we'll worry about Saturday on Saturday.ANALYST: Howard Bender