— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2021
According to NBA reporter Landon Buford, Paul made a comment directed at Clippers center DeMarcus Cousins that caused the scuffle.
Chris Paul instigated Clippers in WCF Im hearing.
CP3 told DeMarcus Cousins: “You bum ass nigga! That’s why my son got more money in the bank than you’ll ever have!”
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) July 19, 2021
Neither player has publicly revealed what happened in the sequence, but it is clear something must’ve been said to anger Beverley enough to shove Paul in such a manner.
Phoenix is trailing 3-2 in the series with Game 6 set to take place on Tuesday in Milwaukee.