Friday, January 21 2022

Nikola Jokic suspended one game for hit on Markieff Morris originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game for shoving Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris from behind during Monday’s game.

Morris, who initiated the contact and received a Flagrant Foul 2, was fined $50,000.

Morris attempted to halt the Nuggets’ fast break by running into Jokic as he brought the ball up court late in the fourth quarter of Denver’s 113-96 win. Jokic charged at Morris and forcefully lowered his shoulder into his back, sending Morris to the court. Morris was slow to get up after the contact but walked off under his own power.

Jokic was assessed a technical foul and both players were ejected from the game. The reigning MVP will miss Wednesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers while serving his suspension.

The league also announced that Jimmy Butler was fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the altercation and failing to comply with an NBA Security interview during a review of the matter.

Butler began shouting at Jokic after the incident and was among the Heat players waiting to confront the Nuggets in the hallway outside the locker rooms after the game.

The altercation later led to a brotherly Twitter beef between Jokic’s brothers and Morris’ brother, Marcus Morris Sr., who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. 

The Nuggets and Heat play in Miami on Nov. 29.

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Cubs' David Bote undergoes offseason shoulder surgery

Next

Markieff Morris, Jimmy Butler get fined by NBA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Why Titans will be a different team vs. Bengals if Derrick Henry plays, plus Troy Aikman isn’t wrong

Getty Images Happy Thursday morning, all. I hope this newsletter finds you well. Let’s get right to it. This is the article version of the CBS Sports HQ AM morning newsletter. To sign up and get this in your inbox, fill out the information below. Please check the opt-in box to acknowledge that you would […]

Read More

PHT Morning Skate: Fleury on future; Eichel a ‘month or two’ away

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports. • As the Blackhawks’ playoff hopes slide, here’s Marc-Andre Fleury, owner of a full no-move clause, on his future in Chicago: “I don’t know, it’s not […]

Read More

MLB’s snail-paced lockout talks to resume with union offer

NEW YORK- Locked out baseball players plan to make a counteroffer to management on Monday, 11 days after clubs gave the union a proposal when the snail-paced negotiations resumed following a 42-day break. The players’ association asked Major League Baseball on Thursday to schedule the negotiating session. There is dwindling time to reach an agreement […]

Read More