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NBA fines Clippers’ Morris, Mavericks’ Doncic

NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks

The NBA on Wednesday fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris $35,000 for “recklessly striking” Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic above the shoulders.

The league also fined Doncic $15,000 for throwing the basketball off the legs of an official during the same game on Sunday.

Morris was assessed a flagrant-2 foul and ejected for his incident, which occurred with 1:07 left in the first quarter of the Clippers’ series-clinching 111-97 win in Game 6 in the NBA bubble near Orlando.


The amount of the fine was based on several prior disciplinary measures against Morris, according to a statement released by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.

Doncic was whistled for a technical foul after throwing the ball, which happened with 8:20 remaining in the third quarter.

The Clippers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals and will face the Denver Nuggets, with Game 1 set for Thursday night.

–Field Level Media