May 25, 2024

Bucks’ Patrick Beverley throws basketball at Pacers fans near end of Game 6 loss

Tensions seemed high near the end of the Bucks’ Game 6 matchup.

The Indiana Pacers thwarted Milwaukee 120-98 on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, capturing the series 4-2 and ending the Bucks’ season. With roughly two and a half minutes to play and down 20, Bucks guard Patrick Beverley threw a basketball at a fan behind him from the team’s bench. He appeared to miss his target, a male Pacers fan, instead hitting a female Pacers fan in the side of the head before asking for the ball back.

The man collected the ball and tossed it back to Beverley, who immediately over-the-head, double-hand chucked it back at the fan. The fan deflected the ball as Bucks staff and security stepped in, but the fan and Beverley continued to exchange words.

When asked about the exchange postgame, Beverley said: “Nah, don’t worry about that. Nothing.”

Beverley — who averaged 8.6 points in the playoffs, peaking at 13 — scored six in Game 6, adding five assists and two rebounds.

The Pacers advanced to the second round and await the winner of the New York KnicksPhiladelphia 76ers series.

(Photo: Jeff Haynes / NBAE via Getty Images).