Nikola Jokic suspended one game for hit on Markieff Morris

Nikola Jokic suspended one video game for struck on Markieff Morris initially appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has actually been suspended one video game for pushing Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris from behind throughout Monday’s video game.

Morris, who started the contact and got an Ostentatious Foul 2, was fined $50,000.

Morris tried to stop the Nuggets’ quick break by facing Jokic as he brought the ball up court late in the 4th quarter of Denver’s 113-96 win. Jokic charged at Morris and powerfully reduced his shoulder into his back, sending out Morris to the court. Morris was sluggish to get up after the contact however strolled off under his own power.

Jokic was evaluated a technical nasty and both gamers were ejected from the video game. The ruling MVP will miss out on Wednesday’s video game versus the Indiana Pacers while serving his suspension.

The league likewise revealed that Jimmy Butler was fined $30,000 for trying to intensify the run-in and stopping working to comply with an NBA Security interview throughout an evaluation of the matter.

Butler started yelling at Jokic after the occurrence and was amongst the Heat gamers waiting to face the Nuggets in the corridor outside the locker spaces after the video game.

The run-in later on caused a brotherly Twitter beef in between Jokic’s siblings and Morris’ sibling, Marcus Morris Sr., who bets the Los Angeles Clippers. 

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

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.