Report: Markieff Morris fined $25,000 for shoving official
The NBA recently handed down its usual round of expected fines. Among the players to be penalized was Boston Celtics power forward Marcus Morris.
Interestingly enough, the NBA subsequently announced his twin brother and Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris had also violated the league’s policy, According to John Chick of The Score, Morris has been fined $25,000 for pushing a ref in Game 3:
Markieff Morris of the Washington Wizards has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official in Saturday’s Game 3 win over the Toronto Raptors.
His fine was a lot heftier than his brother’s $15,000 for criticism of the officials. Needless to say, the playoffs have cost the Morris twins more than just their blood, sweat, and tears. However, such is the case when it comes to postseason play.
Both players have made solid contributions thus far to their respective teams. The Wizards power forward is putting up 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 28.0 minutes per game this postseason. More importantly, his team has started to show signs of life after coming out with a 122-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Celtics power forward is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per game. Unlike his brother, Boston currently has the upper hand over the Milwaukee Bucks with a 2-1 series lead. However, the Celtics too suffered their first loss of the playoffs after they were defeated by the Bucks 116-92 in Game 3. That said, do not expect either of the brothers to relent on their competitive edge any time soon.