Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and L.A. Clippers guard Patrick Beverley found themselves in the middle of a tense altercation during Sunday night’s game between the two teams.
In a tied game in the second quarter, Curry had the ball in his hands after a whistle stopped play.
But for some reason, Beverley wasn’t all that happy and decided to try to swipe the ball away from the Warriors guard, which led to the two players going back and forth momentarily before double technical fouls were called.
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) December 24, 2018
As always, this stuff is going to happen during competitive NBA games, but something obviously had Patrick Beverley pretty irritated.
Unfortunately, it was Stephen Curry that was far and away the more productive player in this matchup between the two as the Warriors earned the 129-127 victory over the Clippers at Oracle Arena thanks to Curry’s made bucket with less than a second remaining in the game.
Curry finished with 42 points on 12-of-22 shooting from the field, which included going 6-of-15 from beyond the arc. He also was stellar from the free-throw line once again in making 12 of his 13 attempts.
Kevin Durant was his usual self as well, posting 35 points and 12 rebounds to go along with five assists and three blocks.
As for Patrick Beverley, he added just 10 points in 24 minutes off the bench.
The win helped the Warriors to improve to 23-11 on the season after finding a bit of rhythm in recent weeks.
Next up will be one of the most anticipated matchups on the NBA schedule this season, as Curry and company will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas Day.