NBA fines Clippers' Beverley $5K for flop offense

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Nov 24 2019 10:16 AM

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) shoots against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. File photo. Troy Taormina, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley was fined $5,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating the league's anti-flopping rule for the second time this season.

The most recent incident by Beverley, a veteran in his eighth season, happened in the first quarter of Friday night's 122-119 home win against the Houston Rockets. He apparently overreacted while trying to draw a foul on Houston star James Harden.

On Thursday, Beverley received a warning from the league for flopping in Wednesday's win against the Boston Celtics. Beverley, who was held to six points on 2-for-6 shooting on Friday, is averaging 7.6 points and 6.6 rebounds over 14 games (all starts) this season.

In the Clippers' season-opening victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in October, Beverley was hit with a $25,000 fine for throwing a ball into the crowd at the end of the game, even though his underhand toss apparently was to celebrate the win after he high-fived teammate Montrezl Harrell.

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