OKLAHOMA CITY – There is a well-known story between Russell Westbrook and Patrick Beverley, and on Tuesday it was again fueled with double technical fouls and a fulminant foul 1 played by Thunder over the LA Clippers in 128-110 Thunder. 19659002] After 6:20 minutes in the fourth quarter, just after the whistle blew, Beverley dived for a loose ball that Westbrook had already collected and crashed into the knee of the Thunder Point Guards. Westbrook made an immediate exception to Beverley's train, and in a possible attempt to dispel the situation, Oklahoma City manager Billy Donovan called Timeout. Westbrook, however, remained at the Clippers Bank and ended up with Beverley. The two had to be separated and double technical fouls were dealt.
After a brief review during the timeout, Beverley was handed a foul foul 1
"I have no comment on that," Westbrook said. "I just know we won."
"I decided on a loose ball, what did you think happened?" Said Beverley. "Someone went to our bank to do all that stuff, I do not know what that is, I went to our bank and did all that, and from then on things went awry, two competitors, nobody's going back down, nobody did, two technical ones, keep playing. "
Beverley said he did not feel the piece was a blatant 1, noting that his reputation had something to do with it.
Russell Westbrook says he has "no comment" when asked about his rivalry with Patrick Beverley, but then explains his rock-a-bye baby celebration.
Every time Beverley comes to Oklahoma City, he still hears Boos, and when a Courtside fan poured them sometime in the second half, Beverley turned around and said, "It was seven years ago, Bro. Let it go."
Beverley refers to the playoffs from 2013 when he made his way to the ball after Westbrook had granted a non-stop time-out. Beverley crashed into Westbrook's knee, tore his meniscus and ended his postseason after being operated on a day later.
Both are extremely competitive, hard-hitting players and have been tangled up a few times since then.  "They have bad blood," said Clippers coach Doc Rivers. "There's nothing wrong with that, as long as they keep it clean, I thought they both did, all the gossip, whatever, but there's nothing wrong with not liking someone in the league, it's that day and too There is nothing wrong with that, as long as the guys keep it clean and play hard and play physically, it reminded me of that 20 years ago, it's all good. "
Donovan gave his assessment.
"There's a bit of history," he said. "Obviously, the officials looked at where he dived and it came back that it was a Flagrantik, I'm glad they had that right."
Westbrook was, as it seems to be, crucial to trigger a notable third-quarter turn when the thunder overtook the Clippers 39-10 in the frame – and 74-43 in the second half. He finished the race with 13 of 25 points, four rebounds and nine assists with 32 points.
"Russ does not like anyone out there, so you know," George said. "He's so fiery, no matter who's against him, it just does not make it any better if there's Pat out there."