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Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley apologizes for shoving Suns’ Chris Paul

Jun 26, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) in the second half of game four of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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, Beverley shoved Paul from behind during a timeout as Paul walked past the L.A. 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.

Patrick 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 2020-21 regular season. He contributed 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 17 playoff games (seven starts).

–Field Level Media