Austin Reaves Lakers: Reacts to heated Patrick Beverley confrontation in Sixers blowout
Lakers' Austin Reaves and Sixers' Patrick Beverly have heated confrontation in game, leading to a blowout win for Philadelphia.
Los Angeles Lakers' Austin Reaves spoke out about the intense altercation with Philadelphia's Patrick Beverly following their game. The heated confrontation took place late in the third quarter, with the Sixers holding a commanding 93-72 lead over the Lakers.
Reaves expressed that he wasn't caught off guard by Beverly's actions, stating that as a competitor, he expected him to retaliate after Reaves' "too small" celebration directed at Beverly last season. The altercation unfolded as Patrick Beverly and Robert Covington double-teamed Reaves near the baseline, resulting in a physical confrontation between Beverly and Reaves.
The game ended with a resounding 138-94 victory for the Sixers, marking the Lakers' most significant loss of the 2023-24 NBA season thus far. Reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid achieved his first triple-double of the season, contributing 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the dominant win, with Tyrese Maxey adding 31 points to the scoreboard.
Looking ahead, the Lakers are set to face the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, aiming to bounce back from their defeat against the Sixers.