Jimmy Butler was yelling at Nuggets coach, not Nikola Jokic

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If nothing else, there’s this small solace for the Joker when it comes to all this acrimony: While it certainly looked as if the Heat’s Jimmy Butler was also coming for him during the chaos, when he could be seen yelling ‘Bring your ass to the back!’” and the Twitter folks deduced that he was challenging Nikola to a good, old-fashioned brawl, a source with knowledge of the situation said Butler was actually furious with Nuggets player development coach and former NBA player Stephen Graham.
Source: Sam Amick @ The Athletic

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic suspended one game, Markieff Moris and Jimmy Butler fined
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…4:05 AM

Ric Bucher @RicBucher
Why The Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris Altercation Happened shows.acast.com/bucher-and-fri… via @acast3:57 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Denver’s Jokic suspended and Miami’s Morris fined
sportando.basketball/en/denvers-jok…2:37 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
On @NBAonTNT just now: Ernie Johnson asks Charles Barkley if he would have retaliated the same way Nikola Jokic did last night?
Chuck: “Hell yeah!” – 12:37 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic’s regular-season consecutive games played streak will end at 157. It was the fourth-longest active streak in the NBA and dates back to the 2018-19 season. The last regular season game Jokic missed was 4/7/19 — he rested in Portland in Denver’s third-to-last game. – 11:34 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Shaq said he likes what Jokic did to Morris, and three other analysts blame Heat for incident that resulted in Jokic suspension. And media notes: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…11:04 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Nikola Jokic suspended one game for blindside hit to Markieff Morris nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/09/nik…10:52 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Jokic suspended one game; Morris, Butler fined espn.com/nba/story/_/id…10:42 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nikola Jokic suspended one game, Markieff Morris fined $50K for altercation at end of Heat-Nuggets game
cbssports.com/nba/news/nikol…10:25 PM

Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones
Nikola Jokic suspended 1 game, Markieff Morris and Jimmy Butler fined for altercation theathletic.com/news/nikola-jo…10:17 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Nikola Jokic suspended, and Markieff Morris and Jimmy Butler fined. The latest update nearly 24 hours after Monday’s Jokic-Morris incident miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…10:12 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
This is not your slightly older brother’s NBA.
Jokic gets 1 game, Morris gets a $50K fine and Jokic will be eligible to play against the Hawks Friday. pic.twitter.com/bT85LTjCGE10:12 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Updated our story: Jokic suspended, Morris and Butler fined. apnews.com/article/nba-sp…10:10 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Wasn’t looking at my phone when the email was sent but I’m now seeing that punishments have been announced for Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris – 10:08 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Morris should have been suspended for being rube enough to drill Jokic and then keep his back to him . – 10:07 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
One game suspension for Nikola Jokic (without pay). A $50,000 fine for Markieff Morris and a $30,000 fine for Jimmy Butler.
A look back at the Tuesday aftermath of this Monday night mayhem between Denver and Miami, at @TheAthletic
theathletic.com/2945590/2021/1…10:05 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Newser on Nikola Jokić being suspended for a game and Markieff Morris/Jimmy Butler being fined after their altercation on Monday night. denverstiffs.com/2021/11/9/2277…10:03 PM

Kane Pitman @KanePitman
Would have preferred to see Jokic get away without a suspension. Feels wrong to only fine the player who instigated the situation. Tough luck for Jokic in my opinion. – 10:01 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Morris fined $50,000, Butler fined $30,000, with Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic suspended one game for Monday melee. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… No suspensions for Heat. – 9:59 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Jimmy Butler fined $30,000 for failing to comply with an NBA security interview. pic.twitter.com/MxgUEZ3p649:55 PM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The NBA announces its sanctions:
One-game suspension without pay for Nikola Jokic.
$50,000 fine for Markieff Morris.
$30,000 fine for Jimmy Butler.
More coverage from me: https://t.co/LGN9cVpeGP pic.twitter.com/N6l2ZDTDZh9:55 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NBA announces that Nikola Jokic has been suspended for one game without pay for shoving Markieff Morris.
Morris fined $50,000 for committing a Flagrant Foul 2 on Jokić that initiated an on-court altercation.
Jimmy Butler fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the altercation. – 9:54 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
1 game?
All I’ll say is this:
Flip the roles and if Markieff does that hit to Jokic facing the other direction, he’s out half the season – 9:54 PM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Nikola Jokic suspended one game and Markieff Morris fined $50,000 for events of last night, NBA says. Jimmy Butler also fined $30,000. Details here: pic.twitter.com/tvaiHqv8cM9:54 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per NBA: Nikola Jokić has been suspended one game without pay. Morris has been fined $50,000 for committing a Flagrant Foul 2. Jimmy Butler has been fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the altercation. – 9:54 PM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Joker suspended one game … won’t come into play for Bulls next week in Denver. – 9:53 PM

Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
NBA issues a 1-game suspension for Jokic, stemming from last night’s incident. $50K fine for Morris, $30K fine for Butler. pic.twitter.com/jiRoopqGj39:53 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Jokic suspended one game without pay, Markieff Morris fined $50,000 for the foul that initiated an on-court altercation. Jimmy Butler fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the altercation and failing to comply with an NBA Security interview. – 9:53 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
One game suspension for Joker. Would have bet the over on that – 9:53 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Just in from the league: Nikola Jokic suspended one game (tomorrow vs. Indiana).
Markieff Morris fined $50,000 and avoids suspension. Jimmy Butler also fined $30,000. – 9:53 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
NBA announced Nikola Jokic has been suspended 1 game without pay for shoving Markieff Morris in yesterday’s Nuggets-Heat game. Markieff Morris has been fined $50,000 for committing a flagrant foul 2. – 9:53 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game and Markieff Morris has been fined $50,000 for their altercation, NBA announces. pic.twitter.com/5tnonJC0iC9:53 PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
1. Nikola Jokic: Suspended 1 game.
2. Markieff Morris: Fined $50,000.
3. Jimmy Butler: Fined $30,000 “for attempting to escalate the altercation.” pic.twitter.com/ZjOLnfgzIY9:53 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game, NBA announces. Morris has been fined $50,000. Butler has been fined $30,000 for attempting to escalate the situation. – 9:52 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
No Nikola Jokic on Wednesday vs the Pacers. He’s suspended for one game for forcefully shoving Markieff Morris during last night’s game. – 9:52 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Nuggets Nikola Jokic gets a one-time suspension and #Heat Markieff Morris gets a $50K fine for their little scrum. – 9:52 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic has been suspended for one game by the NBA for his retaliatory push to Markieff Morris from behind. Morris was fined $50,000 for his flagrant two foul. – 9:52 PM

John Karalis @RedsArmy_John
One game suspension for Jokic.
I find that surprising. I was expecting a few games. pic.twitter.com/Ifvrf0lHam9:52 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Nikola Jokic suspended, Markieff Morris fined for actions in Miami/Denver game last night pic.twitter.com/KUkp9QidwM9:51 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
NBA announces the following punishments for Nikola Jokic (one-game suspension w/out pay), Markieff Morris ($50,000 fine) & Jimmy Butler ($30,000 fine) – 9:51 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
MVP Nikola Jokic has been suspended for one game for his actions in Monday’s Nuggets-Heat game. He will serve the suspension against the Pacers tomorrow night. – 9:51 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Nikola Jokic suspended one game, Markieff Morris fined $50,000, Jimmy Butler fined $30,000. – 9:51 PM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
The NBA has suspended Nikola Jokic one game and fined Markieff Morris $50,000. – 9:51 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Nikola Jokic was suspended one game: pic.twitter.com/CPGbneCTTu9:51 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The NBA has suspended Nuggets center Nikola Jokic one game, per release. – 9:50 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jokic got a one game suspension – 9:50 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game for shoving Miami’s Markieff Morris from behind Monday night. – 9:50 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Given, well, everything, we had to.
Emergency #Nuggets pod w/ myself (still in quarantine), our ace photographer @aaronontiveroz who got the shot of the night & @MattDSchubert. The shove, the hallway stare-down & texts from Brother Jokic. It’s all here.
denverpost.com/2021/11/09/nik…9:18 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic vs. the Heat last night:
– Miami shot 2-14 with Jokic defending
– Held Bam Adebayo to 1-7 FG’s as the primary defender
– Contested a game-high 18 shots
– 2 steals, 2 blocks pic.twitter.com/C8H206GYC28:39 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Ty Lue on today’s Twitter fireworks between the Jokic bros. and Morris bros.: “I’m sure Marcus is going to want to protect his brother.” Lue notes, though, that he’s not on social media so he’s not gonna say much more than that. – 8:19 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Clippers coach Ty Lue chimes in on the Jokic-Morris incident last night pic.twitter.com/VUplQvwHLg8:18 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
A recap of the last 20 hours: Where things after Nikola Jokic’s retaliation shove of Markieff Morris miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Morris has been ruled out for tomorrow’s game vs. Lakers, and a few other key Heat players are listed as questionable – 7:49 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: TNT’s Barkley, Shaq and ESPN analysts blame Heat in large part for Jokic incident (seriously), say Spoelstra is wrong. And Haslem reacts to one ESPN talking head. PLUS Panthers ratings soar, MNF news, lawsuit, media notes: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…7:36 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
He should get suspended.
It was a dirty play.
And he should have handled it better.
But Nikola Jokic drawing a line and standing up for himself against an All Fake Tough Guy First-Teamer was great.
Right up there with Junior brawling with the East Germans in Cool Runnings. – 7:10 PM

Sam Amick @sam_amick
The Morris-Jokic family feud explained: Why the twins vs. Nikola’s brothers have taken center stage, at @TheAthletic
Story includes the truth about who Jimmy Butler was inviting to the back hallways last night (it wasn’t Jokic). theathletic.com/2945590/2021/1…6:45 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic was in his bag last night. Pinpoint half-court outlet passes, one-handed heaves and skips across the defense, falling out of bounds, perfect lobs to cutters. A dominant display. pic.twitter.com/TeHN4aLCYp5:46 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
NBA isn’t done with their investigation yet on Nikola Jokic, I’m told. No word if punishment is coming later today or tomorrow. – 5:22 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Wobvestigation: An in-depth look at everything that happened last night in Denver on and off-the-court. This is Nikola Jokic vs. Markieff Morris, presented by @UnderdogFantasy. pic.twitter.com/ScapXIRvMY5:06 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets are still waiting on a ruling from the league regarding a potential Nikola Jokic suspension. It could come today, but it sounds like tomorrow morning is more likely. Denver hosts Indiana Wednesday night. – 5:04 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
Here is Markieff Morris doing the exact same thing Jokic did to him pic.twitter.com/0FjFfwlEcd4:59 PM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Do Rookies Impact Winning?
Only 7 rookies in the past 8 years have scores of +2 or higher on RAPTOR. 5 of them — Nikola Jokic, Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Dončić, Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons — became All-Stars.
The class of Class of 2021 has 4 so far
nbabigboard.com/p/stock-watch-…4:41 PM

Jeff Wade @SkinWade
I’m so pleased that I just successfully TradeMarked “Jokic Brothers” – 4:31 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Jokic in 2020-21
Lowest draft pick in NBA history to win MVP
Played in all games
Average 26.4 pts, 8.3 ast, 10.8 reb
Led NBA In:
-player efficiency rating (PER)
-win shares
-box plus-minus
-value over replacement player (VORP)
More national attention in ejection than MVP season. pic.twitter.com/JYm0teIXkP3:42 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
(Updated with all the latest of Brothers Jokic vs. Brothers Morris, a tag-team extravaganza.) Threats follow from brothers of antagonists in wake of Heat-Nuggets skirmish, ‘We will be waiting’ sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:38 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
The Jokic brothers want all the smoke with the Morris brothers after last night’s altercation between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris 👀 pic.twitter.com/fys3JDwYgY3:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
To those who have asked: There will be no formal officiating report on the Markieff Morris-Nikola Jokic incident because it came outside of the Last Two Minute timeframe and because the margin of the score was too large to have a report issued, regardless. – 2:45 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Aside from cheap-shots, Jokic brothers, and Morris brothers, I look into what went wrong for Miami on the court
A 6 for 30 night from 3 top dogs is a good place to start, but sustaining defensive #’s oddly jumps out
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/what-went…2:16 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
(Updated with some of the latest twists.) Heat’s Markieff Morris lashes back at Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic after Monday melee in Denver, ‘I’ve never hit a man with his back turned!’ | Watch the video sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…2:07 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
An updated look at where things stand after Nikola Jokic’s shove of Markieff Morris. Reaction from the Heat, Nuggets, Jokic, Morris, their brothers and more miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Heat and Nuggets meet again on Nov. 29 at FTX Arena – 1:54 PM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Based on everything I’ve ever heard or read, Jamal Murray has a terrific relationship with Nikola Jokic, but it would still be kinda unnerving to be the *only* person followed by the Jokic Brothers. AK – 1:21 PM

Tas Melas @TasMelas
· Would the Celtics ever trade Jaylen Brown for Ben Simmons?
· Is Steph Curry the MVP favorite?
· And is a suspension coming for Nikola Jokic?
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✳️: https://t.co/YpCkqbFeOa
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Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
New @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I talk the Jokic-Morris altercation, Lakers surviving OT, Kemba maybe out on B2Bs and Steph going bananas. Watch, like, subscribe and tell a friend about the show!
youtu.be/ovJ7ZweNGMI1:06 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Isiah Thomas, of the Bad Boy Pistons, on the Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris incident: “One hit, then another.”
“I don’t think people realize how tough (Jokic) truly is. That’s no act. You see everybody ran up on him, and then they backed up off him.” pic.twitter.com/52OhvzyTsK12:43 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Last night I said Jokic gets 5 games but today I think 2. We’ll see. 🤷‍♂️ – 12:36 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Malone says he’s reached out to the league office and let them know they hope it’s an “expedited matter,” re. potential Nikola Jokic suspension.
Malone said he spent some time with Jokic this morning. – 12:28 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
The best players in the last seven days, per @Alberto de Roa‘s Global Rating:
1. Stephen Curry
2. Kevin Durant
3. Nikola Jokic
4. Chris Paul
5. JORDAN POOLE – 12:23 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
There were so many REALLY interesting basketball takeaways from last night’s game. The Nuggets dominated one of the best teams in the NBA despite being down 2 starters. Jokic continued his “tour” of dominating the league’s best big men. New bench rotation worked great. – 12:03 PM

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Markieff Morris comments on Jokic altercation #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…11:55 AM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
If not for the Jokic stuff last night, the Warriors are probably today’s leading NBA story. “Are they real or not.” We talked about that in the second segment of Locked On NBA. – 11:54 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Richard Jefferson with perhaps the best explanation of what happened between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris last night: pic.twitter.com/XHiSnBmz4511:54 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Marcus Morris and the Jokic brothers on last night’s wild scene involving Markieff and Nikola 👀
The Jokic bros just joined Twitter today, per @Michael Singer. pic.twitter.com/qUZIO1DfWZ11:54 AM

Michael Singer @msinger
“Jokic’s brothers created a Twitter account on Tuesday morning to respond to Marcus’ message,” is not a sentence I anticipated writing today, but here we are.
denverpost.com/2021/11/09/nik…11:26 AM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
Why was Markieff Morris tossed from last night’s melee? In part, because Nikola Jokic hit him back. Here’s everything you need to know on an ugly, sad night for the NBA ⁦@The Athletictheathletic.com/2944464/2021/1…11:24 AM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
All jokes aside, the NBA might need to step in & shut down these Morrii/Jokic Bro shenanigans before something regretful happens. Miami & Denver play again in three weeks. Nikola Jokic has already apologized but they all need to put this bed before they meet again. Hoopers hoop. – 11:20 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The fallout from Nikola Jokic’s shove of Markieff Morris, and reaction from the Heat, Nuggets and officials (including Jokic and Morris) miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Plus, a photo that shows just what the Heat was thinking after the game – 11:13 AM

Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
Listen to today’s episode of The Starting Lineup with @Frank Isola & @Brian Scalabrine on Pandora!
🏀 Frank’s Interview with Scottie Pippen
🤼‍♂️ Nikola Jokic vs Markieff Morris
🎙️ Battle of the Broadcasters
🔊 https://t.co/C0Jgd3OCfl pic.twitter.com/o0bvUASRPn11:13 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Markieff Morris lashes back at Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic after Monday melee in Denver, “I’ve never hit a man with his back turned!” | Watch the video sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Morris adds, “I can take my licks and keep pushing.” – 11:09 AM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Nikola Jokic this season:
✅ 25.4 PPG
✅ 13.6 RPG
✅ 5.7 APG
Jokic is the fourth player since the ABA-NBA merger to average at least 25p/10r/5a through his first 10 games of a season.
He joins Giannis Antetokounmpo (4x), Luka Doncic (2019-20), and DeMarcus Cousins (2017-18). pic.twitter.com/wietSmYEEk11:01 AM

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Power Ranking the @JokicBrothers Tweet
1) They launched the account last night
2) They only follow one person: Jamal Murray
3) They signed it with “Jokic Brothers”
4) They sent the same reply message two different ways, 3 minutes apart, to make EXTRA sure the Morris twins got it pic.twitter.com/EbUty72j2V11:00 AM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
Nikola Jokic to @markkiszla in 2017: “Why be afraid? I am playing a game of basketball. I am scared of only one person in my life. That’s my brother. Have you seen him?” – 10:59 AM

Markieff Morris @Keefmorris
I love to see the hate! No doubt I took a hard foul which I always do but I’ve never hit a man with his back turned! Luckily we built different over here. I can take my licks and keep pushing. Joker 1 smooth 0 lol. – 10:53 AM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
For some non-Jokic #Heat content, here’s my conversation with an orthopedic surgeon on what to expect of Victor Oladipo’s potential return and timeline. https://t.co/2oecK1sZLX pic.twitter.com/y882BiJQ9D10:31 AM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Nikola Jokic should be suspended. @dramil13 and I discuss on today’s Locked On #NBA.
Listen: https://t.co/2KnO1Wzxo8
YouTube: https://t.co/IH9CsfdbK5 pic.twitter.com/YHFxfuzFjW10:25 AM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
The Jokic Brothers showing up at Markieff Morris’ hotel room last night pic.twitter.com/WacP9POQ7810:23 AM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Jokic Brothers to Marcus Morris: Stop threatening our brother or we’ll be waiting for you sportando.basketball/en/jokic-broth…10:22 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Not looking forward to the forthcoming war between USA and Serbia caused by the Morris and Jokic brothers. – 10:20 AM

Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Looks like it was another banner night for the “hold me back, hold me back, I mean it, hold me back” league
(Jokic needs to stop the punk behavior tho) – 9:52 AM

Bobby Marks @BobbyMarks42
My best guess is that Nikola Jokic will get a 2 game suspension from the incident last night.
Jokic has been suspended only 1 time (leaving the bench) and his lack of on court incidents will certainly be taken into account.
A suspension would cost him $210,417 (per game) – 9:51 AM

Joe Cowley @JCowleyHoops
Joker has a suspension likely coming, but the Nuggets have 5 more games before hosting the Bulls. Likely won’t come into play unless league drops the hammer. – 9:48 AM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“It’s a stupid play. I feel bad.”
Nikola Jokic spoke on shoving Markieff Morris last night.
(via @JohnBrisker2021)
pic.twitter.com/6GSnJ3t6jC9:26 AM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Nikola Jokic last night:
✅ 25 PTS
✅ 15 REB
✅ 10 AST
✅ 10-14 FG
It’s the ninth time Jokic has recorded a triple-double while shooting at least 70% from the field, the third-most such games in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/zIf9ApTeHP9:21 AM

J. Kyle Mann @jkylemann
whenever nikola gets in a fight, i always picture the jokic brothers reacting like roy from the office and his brother destroying poor richard’s pic.twitter.com/78CGeOi4389:15 AM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
NBA’s best from November 8:
– S. Curry: 50 pts, 10 ast, +31
– K. Durant: 38 pts, 10 reb, 4 ast
– J. Morant: 33 pts, 6 reb, 8 ast
– A. Davis: 32 pts, 12 reb, 5 blk
– J. Butler: 31 pts, 5 reb, 8 ast
– L. Ball: 25 pts, 15 reb, 11 ast
– N. Jokic: 25 pts, 15 reb, 10 ast – 9:14 AM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
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🥊 Jokic takes it too far
🐂 The Bulls are back baby!
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Tom Ziller @teamziller
Jokic isn’t the only NBA player with a record of really aggressive non-basketball plays. (For example: Markieff Morris.) But Jokic is the only MVP-level player doing this stuff, and he should stop. 🔓 ziller.substack.com/p/nikola-jokic…7:54 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Monday night’s 113-96 loss to the Nuggets in Denver: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. An ugly, dangerous finish.
2. Jimmy Butler stands alone.
3. Nikola Jokic plays to his pedigree.
4. Fouls foul up Duncan Robinson.
5. Kyle Lowry goes scoreless. – 7:07 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
In case you turned off Heat-Nuggets before the finish: Erik Spoelstra blasts Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic for violent blow to Heat’s Markieff Morris, ‘Absolutely uncalled for’ sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…7:06 AM

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Nikola Jokic posts triple-double (25 pts, 15 rebs, 10 ast) before being ejected
NBA recap ⬇
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/12…4:50 AM

More on this storyline

Chris Haynes: Jimmy Butler was also fined $30,000 for attempting to “escalate the altercation.” -via Twitter @ChrisBHaynes / November 10, 2021

Heat players were waiting in the hall for Nuggets players last night ?? -via Twitter @TheNBACentral / November 10, 2021

Marcus Morris: Man shut your drunk ass up -via Twitter / November 10, 2021