Clippers' Beverley fined $25K for throwing basketball at fan
NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball at a fan during a game in Dallas.
The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.
The incident occurred with 9:10 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' 114-110 loss to the Mavericks on Sunday.
Beverley and Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. wrestled on the floor for a loose ball, their second loose-ball scramble of the game. After Beverley got up holding the ball, he threw a bounce pass to a Mavericks' fan sitting courtside, which the fan caught. That drew a technical foul and an ejection.
He said after the game that the fan uttered an expletive about his mother.
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