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Clippers’ Patrick Beverley fined $5,000 after flopping in back-to-back games

NBA: NOV 22 Rockets at Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Houston Rockets Guard James Harden (13) defended closely by Los Angeles Clippers Guard Patrick Beverley (21) during a NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers on November 22, 2019 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley was warned about flopping by the NBA league office after Tuesday night’s Los Angeles win over Boston, where Beverley sold actual contact from Jayson Tatum like there was a sniper on the grassy knoll.

Friday night against Houston, Beverley tried to oversell contact from James Harden (the referees made the right call here and ignored it).

Saturday, the league fined Beverley $5,000 for flopping twice this season.

The amount of the fine is minuscule for a player making $12.3 million. The league hopes that the public disclosure and discussion of it essentially shames Beverley into reforming his behavior. Not sure that works in this case.

Also, know that Harden also did this to Beverley on Friday night.

Beverley fouled out of the game but the Clippers got the win — Beverley will make that trade every day.