NBA suspends Patrick Beverley three games after pushing Deandre Ayton in the back

The will be without guard for their next three games. The NBA suspended Beverley on Thursday after he shoved Deandre Ayton in the back during a game against the on Tuesday.

In its statement, the NBA said Beverley’s “history of unsportsmanlike acts” played a role in the length of the suspension.

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The with just under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter of a . Suns star fouled Lakers guard in the paint. Ayton approached Reaves and Beverley took exception to that. He shoved Ayton to the ground, leading to Beverley getting ejected. Booker received a flagrant 1 foul for his actions.

After the game, Booker called out Beverley, saying he needs to “stop pushing people in the back, man.”

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Patrick Beverley (21) and Anthony Davis (3) walk toward Deandre Ayton (22).

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