Gators in the NBA: Beal fined for altercation

Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal shoots against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bradley Beal began the week with a season-high 28 points in Washington’s overtime loss to the Lakers, but was ejected in the first half of the Wizards next game against defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Beal and Warriors forward Draymond Green were both ejected late in the first half as Beal and Green got entangled and ended up on the floor as players from both teams tried to pull the two off each other. Beal finished with just four points, three rebounds and two assists as Washington fell to Golden State 120-117.

Beal and Green avoided suspension as Beal was fined $50,000 by the league for the incident and Green was fined $25,000. Two Wizards players, guard Carrick Felix and forward Markieff Morris, were suspended one game each for leaving the bench area during the scuffle.

Around the NBA, Boston Celtics starting forward Al Horford registered his first double-double of the season Tuesday against the Knicks with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five assists in 29 minutes of game action. Horford followed up that performance with a 27-point outburst against the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday, spurred by 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Horford and the Celtics finished up the week with their fourth straight win as Horford chipped in 12 points and nine boards in Miami as the Celts topped the Heat 96-90.

Chandler Parsons exploded for 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting against Houston, including six threes in 19 minutes on the floor. The Grizzlies have kept Parsons’ usage under 20 minutes in all of Memphis’ games so far, but the 19 he played against the Rockets was a season-high and the first time he reached 20 points since the 2015-2016 season when he played for the Mavericks.

Dorian Finney-Smith has missed action this week. The second-year forward is dealing with tendonitis in his knee, according to Earl Sneed of He played sparingly in losses to Golden State and Memphis this week and it is unclear how long he will be sidelined.

Corey Brewer played 22 minutes in the Lakers loss to Toronto on Friday where Brewer had three points, three rebounds and three assists. Brewer has only started one game this season in a 132-130 win over Phoenix.

Marreese Speights got subbed in late in the fourth quarter in a game against the San Antonio Spurs as the Magic were comfortably ahead and beat the Spurs 114-87.

Udonis Haslem continues his role as a veteran mentor who sees very little if any game action. Haslem has yet to enter a contest this season.

Joakim Noah continues his suspension and will be eligible for the Knicks’ November 13 home game against the Cavaliers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 


Boston Celtics
Al Horford (C)
Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (F)
Los Angeles Lakers
Corey Brewer (F)
Memphis Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons (F)
Miami Heat
Udonis Haslem (F)
New York Knicks
Joakim Noah (C)
Orlando Magic 
Marreese Speights (F)
Washington Wizards
Bradley Beal (G)
Devin Robinson (F)