Things got a bit heated at the end of the Heat-Nuggets game on Monday night.
While the Nuggets were up big in the 4th quarter, Nuggets center Nikola Jokic decided to shove Morris from behind, which nearly led to a bench-clearing brawl between both teams.
Nikola Jokic clobbers Markieff Morris from behind late in the fourth quarter and things get intense. pic.twitter.com/9RclknqIKB
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Jokic was apparently angry that Morris had fouled him hard a few seconds earlier.
Nikola Jokic retaliates against Markieff Morris after his hard foul.
Officials now discussing. pic.twitter.com/sfqjzSpu9O
— Joel Rush (@JoelRushNBA) November 9, 2021
Both Jokic and Morris were ejected while Jimmy Butler was assessed a technical for cursing out Jokic on the sidelines.
"Bring that sh*t! Bring that sh*t! Bring yo ass to the back! Bring yo ass to the back! Let's go!"
Jimmy Butler was FUMING after Nikola Jokic's dirty foul on Markieff Morris 😤pic.twitter.com/UcqNgYkZOc
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 9, 2021
Thankfully Morris was able to walk off the court on his own, but Jokic is definitely going to be suspended by the league over his blatant cheap shot.