The Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers for an 11th straight time on Tuesday night. But the win came with some drama.
Late in the game, Patrick Beverley was ejected after shoving Deandre Ayton in the back. That didn’t sit well with Devin Booker.
“Pat need to stop pushing people in the back man,” Booker told TNT. “Push them in the chest.”
Beverley said he pushed Ayton, because he didn’t like the way the Suns were treating Austin Reaves.
“Got a person on the ground, two people looking over mean-mugging and puffing their chest out and referees don’t get into it to kind of separate it, control the game, so I’m going to stand up for my teammate,” Beverley said. “I’m not going for that s***. Obviously, it’s unfortunate that it happened on national TV. But you know me: Regardless of what’s going on, I’m a big fan of protecting my teammates. … I’m a foxhole guy. I put on the jersey, and I commit to a team, I commit to a city, and it’s kind of my motto. I’m a foxhole guy. Very unfortunate situation, though.”