Bradley Beal said there was no hard feelings between him and Luka Doncic following their chippy battle that lead to Beal’s ejection in the fourth quarter.
The Mavs beat the Wizards 108-100, with Beal finishing with 19 points and Doncic scoring 34.
“It was just hoops. You could see when I got kicked out, he came up and was the first one to dap me, so he understood what it was. We weren’t fighting. It was just basketball, trying to frustrate him. He was kicking our butts, so you’ve got to do something,” said Beal following the game.
Doncic said that there was mutual respect between the two players.
“That was great. That’s what basketball is about. You don’t have no friends on the court. I respect him for doing that. Everybody’s saying he’s only a fancy player. No, he showed he’s great on defense, too. He showed that there, so I respect it for him,” added Doncic.