Michael Malone does not care about Patrick Beverley.
Nikola Jokic has elevated his game in the postseason, but Patrick Beverley believes the Denver Nuggets star has done that in part by putting pressure on officials.
After Jokic scored 32 points in Monday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Beverley addressed reporters by comparing the Nuggets big man to Luka Doncic.
He said Jokic does a lot of “flailing” like Doncic.
Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone took a shot at Clippers guard Patrick Beverley on Tuesday over comments Beverley made about Nikola Jokic.
“I don’t listen to Patrick Beverley a whole lot,” Malone said Tuesdsay, via Mark Medina of USA Today. “If Kawhi Leonard was talking, maybe I might’ve listened to it. Kawhi is a great player. But all you have to do is look at the stat sheet.”
Malone added that there was a huge free throw disparity in Game 3 that favored the Clippers, and finished by saying he was “not really sure what game Patrick is talking about or looking at.”
It should be noted that Jokic has only shot 10 free throws through the first three games against the Clippers.
The Clippers took a 2-1 series lead against the Nuggets as they look to take their talents to the Western Conference Finals.