Nikola Jokic Suspended, Markieff Morris Fined

Both Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris have received penalties for Monday night's events between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat. Jokic has been suspended one game for shoving Morris from behind. Morris, on the hand, has been fined $50,000 for his Flagrant Foul 2 on Jokic.

For those of you who missed the altercation, it was Morris' hard foul on Jokic that came first. This clearly incensed the 2021 NBA Most Valuable Player, which led to the dirty push from behind on Morris. 

The truth is in the video.

The fines did not stop there, however. Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler also was fined $30,000 for trying to escalate the conflict and for failing to comply with the NBA's security interview. 

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