Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley has been suspended three games by the NBA for pushing. Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton In the back, dropped it to the ground in Tuesday’s game in Phoenix.
Beverley was assessed a technical foul and ejected from the game.
The NBA announced Thursday afternoon that Beverley will begin serving his suspension without pay on Nov. 25. The Lakers face the San Antonio Spurs..
Lakers’ Patrick Beverley fires Deandre Eaton, pushing Suns: ‘I’m going to stand up for my teammate’
Occurred in the incident The fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game When Suns guard Devin Booker committed a foul on Austin Reaves of the Lakers that was later ruled a flagrant-1.
Eaton appeared to be standing over Revis, as Beverley shouldered Eaton in the back and sent him to the floor.
“There’s a man on the ground, two people looking foul and sticking their chests out and the referees don’t come in to break it up, to control the game, so I’m standing up for my team-mate. Going,” he said, via ESPN.
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“I’m not going to—. Obviously, it’s unfortunate that this happened on national TV. But you know me: whatever’s going on, I’m very concerned about the safety of my teammates. Big fan. … I’m a Foxhole guy. I wear the jersey, and I commit to a team, I commit to a city, and that’s my motto.
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Lakers head coach Darwin Hamm defended Beverley after the game, saying Beverley was defending his teammate.
“From what I saw Ayton was standing there ready to walk (Reaves),” Hamm said. “I’m not mad at (Beverley). He’s out there protecting his teammate and I’m sure he’s going to have to face some kind of consequence for that, but that’s what we have to do. Teams have to know that. They can’t do that. Push us around.”
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The Lakers have played the last five games. Without star LeBron James who is recovering from chronic stress. James is expected to return Friday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.