HOUSTON - An NBA source confirmed Rockets guard Pat Beverley has been fined $25,000 by the league for an incident involving a fan following game three of the first-round playoff series with the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
ESPN video shows Beverley and the fan, identified initially by the Norman Transcript as Stuart Scaramucci, son of Thunder minority owner Jay Scaramucci, had an exchange after the game was over.
Teammate Sam Dekker intervened and pulled Beverley away.
The Thunder fan initiated the problem which began in the second quarter when Beverley fell at his feet while trying to make a play and the fan waived a noise maker at him. Beverley quickly complained to one of the game officials.
Beverley said at practice on Saturday he would comment on the situation after the investigation was completed.
The NBA released this statement:
Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley has been fined $25,000 for confronting a fan, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred at the conclusion of the Rockets' 115-113 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 21 at Chesapeake Energy Arena.