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Sad: Mavericks suspended Markieff Morris today

Sad: Mavericks suspended Markieff Morris today


Nikola Jokic suspended for one game, Markieff Morris fined $50,000 after on-court altercation


Following an altercation on the court on Monday, the NBA has announced that Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris has been fined $50,000 and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been suspended for one game without pay. During the Nuggets’ 113-96 victory over the Heat in the fourth quarter, Jokic pushed Morris to the ground after Morris had started the fight by fouling Jokic twice.


Last season’s MVP Jokic, who scored 25 points in the game, will serve his suspension when the Nuggets host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.


The Heat report that Morris seemed to have a neck injury and that both players were ejected following the altercation. According to the NBA, Jimmy Butler, a forward for Miami, was also fined $30,000 for “trying to escalate the altercation and failing to comply with an NBA Security interview.” “I’m sorry, but this play is so dumb. I get hit in the middle of the game, and I’m not allowed to react that way. About the event, Jokic stated, “I just needed to protect myself.”


The spat has intensified on social media after Monday’s game, with Morris’ brother, Marcus, tweeting: “Waited till bro turned his back smh. NOTED.”


Meanwhile, Michael Malone, the head coach of the Nuggets, stated: “I think the referees did a good job of breaking it up and trying to restore order.” Although it was a bit of an ugly conclusion to a fantastic game from us, we won’t let it detract from our victory.” The Heat, who lead the Eastern Conference and play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, are 7-3, while the Nuggets are 6-4 on the year.




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