Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. was fined $35,000 for “recklessly striking Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic above the shoulders” in the first quarter of Game 6 of the teams’ first-round series, the league announced Wednesday.
Morris was ejected from the game at the time of the incident, which the Clippers ultimately won 111-97 to clinch the series.
Marcus Morris with the hard foul on Luka Doncic pic.twitter.com/TIqrWVW9Ql
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 30, 2020
Doncic called it a “terrible foul” after the game, citing previous run-ins with Morris throughout the series. He added: “I really had hoped the first game it wasn’t on purpose, but looking back at the foul in this game, you know what I think. It just – I don’t want to deal with that kind of player.”
Morris stepped on Doncic’s recently sprained ankle in Game 5, though the Clippers veteran denied the contact was intentional.
— Sports ReUp (@SportsReUp) August 26, 2020
Doncic didn’t escape discipline from the NBA’s vice president of basketball operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe, for his conduct in Game 6. The All-Star was fined $15,000 for throwing the game ball off an official’s legs in the third quarter.
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