NBA fines Pistons’ Morris $35K for verbal abuse

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Oct 26, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris (8) before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA fined Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris $35,000 on Monday for “directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official” on Saturday.

The incident occurred during the Pistons’ 117-111 loss to the visiting Philadelphia 76ers.

Morris, 30, scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

The fine was announced by NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.

—Field Level Media

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