Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, Clippers’ Marcus Morris Fined
The back and forth between Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic and Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris has hit them both in the pockets.
Morris was fined $35,000 for his Game 6 flagrant foul on Doncic, according to an official NBA announcement issued on Wednesday. The NBA said Morris wad fined for “recklessly striking” Doncic above the shoulders.
Additionally, Doncic was fined $15,000 for throwing the ball at the legs of an official during the third quarter of Game 6. Doncic received a technical foul for tossing the ball at referee Billy Kennedy’s legs after being called for an offensive foul.
The Clippers eliminated the Mavericks.
“It was a terrible play. What can I say?” Doncic said, according to ESPN’s Tim McMahon. “It’s two games in a row he did something like that. I really hoped the first game it wasn’t on purpose, but looking back on the foul this game, you know what I think.
“I don’t want to deal with that kind of players. Just move on.”
“He’s going to be the face of the league,” Morris said, following Game 6. “I’ve taken into account all of that. I have been around for a while. I know how this thing works. … I am a grown man. I stand on my own. Like I said, I didn’t mean to step on his ankle. They can say the stuff that they want to say, this and that, on Twitter. … Whatever they want to say, they can say it. I am going to continue to play, happy that my team is in the second round.”