Patrick Beverly Ejected: Patrick Beverly receives 2 quick technical fouls within the last 2 minutes of Game 2.
Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals took place on Saturday night, between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets.
The Clippers looked off of their game throughout all 48 minutes of the bout, never once taking a lead against the Nuggets. Out of all of the Los Angeles Clippers players who underperformed, Patrick Beverly had the most disappointing performance Saturday night.
Beverly recorded 2 points in 15 minutes of play.
Patrick Beverly is ejected with a minute left in the game.
Patrick Beverly is notorious for being hot-headed on the court. He’s always yelling in opponents faces, and sometimes, even at referees. The latter act is what got him ejected tonight by official, James Caper.
With 1:08 left in the game, Pat Bev got called for a foul, making it his 4th personal. 4 seconds later, Beverly got called for his 5th foul.
This caused Patrick Beverly to viciously retaliate, resulting in 2 quick technical fouls being called against, which means Pat Bev was ejected.
Pat Bev was ejected in the final minutes of the Clippers’ Game 2 loss. pic.twitter.com/sjYSmxpSlv
— ESPN (@espn) September 6, 2020
At the 1:04, the score was 107-99, with the Clips only being down by 8. However, due to Beverly’s foul on Jerami Grant, and his ejection, the Nuggets were awarded 3 free throws, effectively sealing the game for the Nuggets.
Is Patrick Beverly a good defender?
Patrick Beverly is known around the league as a “get in your face” type on ball defender. He is always reaching in for the steal and applies immense pressure on the ball handler. However, this type of defense usually ends up being called a foul.
Many players around the league have taken an issue to Patrick Beverly’s demeanour on and off the court.
Even the 2017 MVP had some choice words for Beverly earlier this season.
This quote by Russell Westbrook about Patrick Beverly is still 100% accurate pic.twitter.com/LzYxwnoWz4
— OG Anunoby fan page (@starchildjr_) September 6, 2020