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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley apologizes for shoving Suns’ Chris Paul

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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley apologizes for shoving Suns’ Chris Paul

OUT. Patrick Beverley and the Clippers end their season at the hands of the Phoenix Suns.

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Patrick Beverley says ‘emotions got the best’ of him during Game 6 of the Suns-Clippers series

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley apologized for his cheap shot against Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.

Midway through the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ lopsided season-ending loss Wednesday, June 30, Beverley shoved Paul from behind during a timeout as Paul walked past the LA bench. 

Beverley was ejected, while Paul finished with 41 points as the Suns advanced to the NBA Finals with a 130-103 victory.

“@CP3 emotions got the best of me last night gang. My bad wasn’t meant for you. Congrats on making it to the Finals. Best of Luck,” Beverley tweeted to Paul on Thursday.

Beverley joined the Clippers in the June 2017 trade that sent Paul to the Rockets.

Beverley, 32, averaged 7.5 points and 3.2 rebounds during the 2020-2021 regular season. He contributed 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17 playoff games (seven starts).

– Rappler.com