NBA fines Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins for on-court altercation

NBA fines Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins for on-court altercation

Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris was fined $35,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for his "on-court altercation" with Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins following Morris' flagrant 1 foul on Jae'Sean Tate during Sunday's game.

Cousins was fined $10,000 for the testy exchange with Morris.

Source: ESPN

ANALYSIS: Markieff Morris and DeMarcus Cousins were called for double technical fouls late in the first quarter of Sunday's game in Houston. Following a hard foul on Rockets Jae'Sean Tate from Markieff Morris, Cousins was given a technical for shoving Morris to the floor and Morris then escalated the situation by chasing after Cousins and shoving him, resulting in Morris getting ejected. The two teams square off again tonight in Houston.

 

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