Suns’ Bradley Beal ejected from return to action after altercation with Rockets’ Jalen Green

Mar 2, 2024, 9:05 PM | Updated: 10:51 pm

Phoenix Suns guard Bradley Beal was ejected from his return to the floor Saturday night against the Houston Rockets after getting into an altercation with Jalen Green.

The two shooting guards were exchanging words ahead of an inbound before Beal held the ball in front of Green’s face before throwing the pass in.

Green gave Beal a shove to the sternum before Beal swiped the hand away and returned the energy, connecting with Green’s face. Green gave him a shove and the two had to be separated.

Beal was assessed two technical fouls for his part in the shoving match, resulting in his disqualification. Green was assessed one technical foul.

Crew chief David Guthrie said in the postgame pool report Beal received the first tech for taunting with the basketball and the second for “aggressively shoving Green in an unsportsmanlike manner.”

Guthrie said Green was in the proper defensive position on the inbounds play.

In his 20 minutes of game time, Beal tallied seven points, two rebounds and two assists with two turnovers.

This was Beal’s first game back after missing the previous five with a hamstring injury. He also was playing without a mask for the first time since Jan. 26, the night he took a charge on Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner, resulting in the nasal fracture.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Phoenix Suns

Timberwolves Nuggets Basketball...

Associated Press

Timberwolves advance after defeating defending NBA champion Nuggets in Game 7

The Timberwolves overcame a 15-point halftime deficit — the largest comeback in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history — in Sunday's win.

19 hours ago

T.J. McConnell...

Associated Press

Pacers punch ticket to Eastern Conference finals with Game 7 win over injured Knicks

The Pacers rode one of the most sensational first halves in Game 7 history to a win over the Knicks, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals.

23 hours ago

Head coach Frank Vogel of the Phoenix Suns reacts during the second half of game three of the Weste...

David Veenstra

Suns GM James Jones on why Frank Vogel was fired: ‘We needed to improve in a lot of areas’

James Jones explained why the Suns fired Frank Vogel and why they waited so long to hire new head coach Mike Budenholzer.

3 days ago

Bradley Beal #3, Kevin Durant #35 and Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns watch from the bench duri...

Nick Borgia

James Jones on Suns’ Big 3: ‘Those guys aren’t going anywhere’

The Suns GM told Arizona Sports’ Burns & Gambo on Friday that there are no plans of trading Devin Booker, Kevin Durant or Bradley Beal.

3 days ago

Mike Budenholzer and James Jones pose for a picture...

Dan Bickley

Suns’ Mike Budenholzer has a chance to reach new heights in Phoenix

Mike Budenholzer has already notched his first victory as Suns head coach. He dominated a must-win introductory press conference Friday.

3 days ago

Phoenix Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer is introducted on Friday, May 17, 2024....

Kevin Zimmerman

Why Suns coach Mike Budenholzer might do what Frank Vogel couldn’t

Phoenix Suns head coach Mike Budenholzer played to a frustrated fan base. He gave reason to believe why he can do what Frank Vogel didn't.

3 days ago

Suns’ Bradley Beal ejected from return to action after altercation with Rockets’ Jalen Green