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Patrick Beverley’s dirty play on Jeff Green cost Clippers the Nets game…twice

Patrick Beverley, Clippers, Nets, Jeff Green, DeAndre Jordan, Kawhi Leonard

Patrick Beverley just cost the Los Angeles Clippers a huge loss against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday. Beverley set an illegal screen on the Nets’ Jeff Green with just three minutes remaining in the game, with the Clippers trying to claw their way back. Beverley was called for the offensive foul for the pick as he awkwardly blindsided Green, which ultimately caused a right shoulder contusion.

It sparked a series of unfortunate events that could’ve been totally avoided had Beverley not committed the obvious foul.

First, Green’s early exit pushed Nets coach Steve Nash’s hand in going big and bringing DeAndre Jordan back in to finish the game. This decision turned out to be a pivotal one for the Nets as Jordan made the crucial tip-in against his former team. Jordan timed his jump perfectly and put back a Kyrie Irving miss to give the visiting Nets a two-point lead with just 11 seconds left in the contest.

Despite Beverley’s blunder, the game was far from over, though. Down by just a single bucket, Kawhi Leonard took matters to his own hands in the Clippers’ possession. He drove hard to the basket and had James Harden nagging him from the side. Leonard shrugged Harden off with his off-hand and was called for a controversial offensive foul.

We all know how strong Kawhi’s arms are but Harden deserves an Emmy after that flop.

Leonard wanted the Clippers coaches to challenge the call but unfortunately, they were out of challenges. Each team only gets one challenge per game and guess where coach Ty Lue used theirs?

Twitter use FlynnFanClub summed it up perfectly as the Clippers lost, 112-108.

Patrick Beverley won’t be sleeping too well tonight.