Patrick Beverley was excused from the Clippers' Game 2 loss to the Nuggets early on Saturday night. The LA guard was ejected after receiving two technical fouls with 1:04 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Beverley argued too long with officials after being called for two personal fouls in quick succession. Referee James Capers tossed Beverley with consecutive techs.
Pat Bev got ejected after receiving back-to-back techs pic.twitter.com/on1S6d2CWl— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 6, 2020
Denver's Jamal Murray sank both technical free throws to give the Nuggets a 10-point lead. They won the game 110-101.
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Beverley was highly frustrated after being called for the first personal, which he wanted Clippers coach Doc Rivers to challenge. Beverley even grabbed Rivers' arm as if to get his attention. Rivers didn't acknowledge Beverley.
The ejection produced pointed comments on Twitter about Beverley and Rivers.
Beverly just got two technical fouls & got tossed with 1 minute remaining in an 8 point game. That is so irresponsible and just shows that Doc Rivers doesn’t have complete control of his team. You can be upset at a call, but you can’t call it quits because you want to. #Clippers— Sean Bennett (@Broadcaster005) September 6, 2020
Doc Rivers gotta tell Pat Bev to chill, dude was screaming at him to challenge a foul call that wouldn’t have changed anything. Doc gotta demand some respect— Freddy (@freddyg24_) September 6, 2020
How doc rivers looks at pat bev when he asks to challenge his 57th foul call of the night pic.twitter.com/QiByfGBvYa— AD ‘20 FINALS MVP (@OVOLakeShow) September 6, 2020
High key if pat bev was on the lakers they would say that Vogel can’t control his players but since it’s doc rivers, he gets a pass— José (@optimuspepe_) September 6, 2020
Doc Rivers tired of Pat Bev lol— THE ELUSIVE ONE (@BlvckElusive) September 6, 2020
Doc Rivers gave up. I completely stand by Pat Bev there. Game was over when Doc refused to challenge. Didn’t deserve to win but bad coaching there.— Jeff Allen (@factoryjeff) September 6, 2020
The LA-Denver Western Conference second-round playoff series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 will be Monday in the Orlando bubble.