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Patrick Beverley Fined $25,000 for Confrontation with Thunder Fan

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 23, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 21:  Patrick Beverley #2 of the Houston Rockets waits for a penalty call against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of Game Three in the 2017 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Quarterfinals  on April 21, 2017 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)
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The NBA fined Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for an incident with a fan after his team's defeat to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night, the league announced Sunday.

ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne reported Beverley had a verbal confrontation with Stuart Scaramucci, son of Jay Scaramucci, who's a minority owner of the Thunder.

Beverley took exception to something Scaramucci said to him in the first half and approached him after the game.

"The Rockets are taking care of the situation," Beverley said Saturday, per USA Today's Sam Amick. "I'll talk more after the investigation is done."

On Sunday, Beverley said the fan yelled "Eff you, Patrick Beverley" multiple times while waiving a clapper in his face.

Beverley also said he doesn't mind being hazed or booed by fans but that he won't tolerate "blatant disrespect."

The fact Beverley avoided a suspension was surely welcome news for Houston, as it will look to take a 3-1 series lead Sunday. He was 0-of-6 from the field and scored just one point in Game 3 but had 36 combined points in Houston's victories in Games 1 and 2.

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