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NBA fines Clippers' Morris, Mavericks' Doncic

Aug 30, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) is flagrantly fouled by LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (31) during the first quarter in game six of the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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