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Patrick Beverley and Kevin Durant have gotten into multiple skirmishes during the first round series between the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers, but during Game 5 it was Draymond Green’s turn to get into it with the Clippers point guard.
Early in the third quarter, Green received a pass under the basket with Beverley playing defense on him.
Beverley was holding one of his shoes since he lost it earlier in the possession, and the contact with Green forced Beverley to hit the ground.
Green was called for an offensive foul and turned to an official to protest the call, while Beverley was still lying underneath him.
The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year then forcefully stepped over Beverley and drew a technical foul in the process.
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Green’s teammate Durant has referred to Beverley as a “pest” and said the Clippers play a “gimmick defense.”
The Clippers led the Warriors 71-63 at halftime and extended their lead to double digits to the third quarter.
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