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Police are investigating Patrick Beverley’s ball-throwing incident

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the ball-throwing incident involving Milwaukee Bucks guard Patrick Beverley that occurred during Game 6 of the Bucks-Pacers first-round playoff series on May 2.

A case report was filed that evening after an officer observed the interaction, and detectives are investigating the incident, a police spokesman said. The Athletics. They are working with Gainbridge Fieldhouse to review video footage and plan to speak with those involved. The outcome of the investigation will be presented to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, which will decide whether to file charges.

With about two and a half minutes left in the game, Beverley threw a basketball to a fan behind him from Milwaukee’s bench. He appeared to miss his target, a male Pacers fan, but instead hit a female Pacers fan in the side of the head before asking for the ball back.

The man picked up the ball and threw it back to Beverley, who immediately threw it over the head and double-handed back to the fan. The fan deflected the ball when Buck’s staff and security intervened, but the fan and Beverley continued to exchange words.

According to a source who witnessed the incident and two others who were briefed on it, the conversation between Beverley and one of the fans behind the bench escalated when the Bucks broke a huddle and the fan shouted, “Cancun…Cancun on 3.” “

Those sources indicated that obscenities had been uttered against Beverley in the lead-up to the escalation.

The NBA is investigating the matter, the league said The Athletics on Friday.

When asked about the exchange post game, Beverley said, “No, don’t worry about that. Nothing.” He also gave this answer after the match via social media:

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(Photo: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)