Although, Washington Wizards defeated Indiana Pacers by 14 points in their Saturday's game at the Capital One Arena, Wizards guard Bradley Beal made the headlines for pushing a NBA official into the empty seats. Before Wizards' game against defending champions Golden State Warriors on Monday night, NBA fined Beal $25,000 for making a contact with the referee and shoving him on the chairs.
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The 29-year-old three-time All-Star registered 32 points, six assists and four rebound in 31 minutes to help the Wizards beat the Pacers in the NBA 2022-23 regular season fixture on Saturday. With 8:26 remaining in the third quarter, Beal attempted to prevent the ball from going out of bounds and collided with the game official, who tried to avoid the collision. After making a contact, Beal pushed the referee, John Butler towards the chairs behind him.
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Ahead of Wizard's road game against the Warriors, NBA executive Joe Dumars announced a $25,000 fine for Beal, however, the third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft escaped suspension from the Monday night game.
Meanwhile, the defending champions defeated the Wizards by nine points at the Chase Center as Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson combined for a total of 56 points, nine assists and 11 rebounds. During the game, Beal chipped or lost his teeth as the pictures were shared on the social media.
The 11-year-veteran Beal, who is averaging 22.5 points, 5.2 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game, scored 33 points, and made four assists and three rebounds in the Wizards' loss against the Warriors.
In the Eastern Conference standings, Washington are placed at the 10th spot with 26 wins in 56 matches so far this season. The Wizards will next face Damian Lillard's Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night.
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