Patrick Beverley suspended one game for shove of Chris Paul

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Patrick Beverley lost his cool and it’s going to cost him the first game of next season — and a game’s pay.

The NBA announced a one-game suspension without pay for Beverley for “an unsportsmanlike act for forcefully pushing Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul from behind and knocking him to the court during a stoppage in play.”

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The suspension will be enforced the first game Beverley is able to play next season.

The day after the incident, Beverley Tweeted out an apology to Paul.

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This was the right move by the NBA (if it had given Beverley two games it would not have been out of line). The cheap shot ended what had been a historic and impressive Clippers season on a sour note.

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