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The league handed down punishments for the altercations from the Nuggets-Heat match and a former NBA All-Star is set to step into the boxing ring.
Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game without pay for shoving Markieff Morris. A bench player for the Miami Heat, Morris has been fined $50,000 for his cheap shot on Jokic and Jimmy Butler was fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the situation. Jokic’s suspension means the Denver Nuggets will be without him for today’s game against the Indiana Pacers.
Former point guard Deron Williams is set to fight in a heavyweight boxing match next month against former Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore. The former athletes will make their boxing debuts on the undercard of the Jake Paul and Tommy Fury fight on December 18. Williams explained that he’s always had an interest in combat sports saying, ““Combat sports have been a part of my life since my youngest days. Before I was a basketball player, I was a wrestler.”
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|Game (home team in bold)||Time (US ET)|
|Wizards at Cavaliers||7 pm|
|Nets at Magic||7 pm|
|Raptors at Celtics||7:30 pm|
|Bucks at Knicks||7:30 pm|
|Pistons at Rockets||7:30 pm|
|Mavericks at Bulls||8 pm|
|Hornets at Grizzlies||8 pm|
|Thunder at Pelicans||8 pm|
|Kings at Spurs||8:30 pm|
|Pacers at Nuggets||9 pm|
|Trail Blazers at Suns||9 pm|
|Timberwolves at Warriors||10 pm|
|Heat at Lakers||10 pm|
Woj confirmed that Deron Williams will fight Frank Gore in the undercard of Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury.
Nikola Jokic’s brothers apparently created a Twitter account to reach out to Marcus Morris.
Turns out Jokic is only afraid of one person, and it isn’t Markieff Morris.
Best of r/NBA
The Ringer’s Bill Simmons chimed in on the Jokic-Morris incident.
Shaq and the TNT crew all agreed that Markieff Morris had it coming.
This photo of the Miami Heat waiting for the Denver Nuggets after the game drew plenty of laughs and ‘fake tough’ comments.
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