Markieff Morris responds to Nikola Jokic’s hit

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Markieff Morris: 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.
Source: Twitter @Keefmorris

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

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

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

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

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

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

Shaun Powell @Powell2daPeople
Here’s a Q-A with Marcus and Markieff, the Morris brothers, from a year ago:
nba.com/news/markieff-…10:45 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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Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
After loss in Denver, Heat awaiting update on Markieff Morris #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…8:31 AM

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

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic finished with 25 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 33 minutes tonight. He’s the first player in NBA history to post those numbers in 33 minutes or less, per Nuggets PR. – 2:21 AM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Jokic retaliates on Morris, decks him with big shoulder hit, both ejected (VIDEO) nba.nbcsports.com/2021/11/09/jok…2:16 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
A full recap of what happened late in the Heat’s loss to the Nuggets between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… With comments from Jokic, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, Nuggets coach Michael Malone and the officiating crew chief – 2:03 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I’ll have some words up tomorrow on what a possible Jokic suspension would mean for the Nuggets to intro my weekly betting story for @Colorado_Play. Keep an eye out for it.
I also got into some interesting matchups for Nuggets vs Blazers & Nuggets vs Mavericks later this week. – 1:58 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
No Heat players were made available to speak after the game, but coach Erik Spoelstra had something to say about Nikola Jokic’s shove of Markieff Morris miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Spoelstra: “That’s just absolutely uncalled for.” – 1:35 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
A complete recap of Monday’s frightening melee between Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Heat’s Markieff Morris. With comment from Spoelstra, Jokic, the officiating crew chief, as well as the details and sanctions to this point, as Morris deals with neck ailment. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:33 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic: “I thought it was a dirty foul, a dirty shot. Me and Bam were fighting the whole night. It was a nice fight. I think you can play fair and still play aggressive and fight with your guy. But I thought it was a little over the edge. That’s why I reacted.” pic.twitter.com/XER8zzhYrE1:31 AM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Jokić on what happened with Markieff Morris: pic.twitter.com/wmD3hL1w6M1:30 AM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
NBA on fire. Can sleep when we’re dead. Jokic, Lakers, Steph, Knicks, Morant, everything yall want to talk about.
Radio Roulette hotline is LIVE @TwitterSpaces, presented by @UnderdogFantasy.
Taking your calls all night ⬇️ twitter.com/i/spaces/1ynJO…1:30 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Monday night’s 113-96 loss 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. – 1:29 AM

Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Wondering if the coming suspension for Jokic will be such that he misses Monday night vs Mavs at @AACenter1:25 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic: “I felt bad for real. I don’t know who showed me the clip. His head snapped back. So I feel really bad. It’s a reaction. It’s a bad move.” pic.twitter.com/UjImsOk4EX1:23 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
The general feeling among Nuggets media tonight was that Nikola Jokić is likely in line for a suspension ranging from 3 to 5 games.
Nobody can blame him for responding to an elbow to the ribs though, and I’d expect Markieff Morris to get a 1 game suspension as well. – 1:17 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Postgame response from Nikola Jokic: He was expecting a take foul from Markieff Morris but thought it was a dirty play and he needed to protect myself. “I felt bad. I’m not supposed to react that way…if I didn’t react that way it wouldn’t have been a flagrant (on Morris).” pic.twitter.com/2atQRVYYf81:12 AM

Ben Anderson @BensHoops
Team Jokic tbh – 12:57 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra blasts Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic for violent blow to Heat’s Markieff Morris, “Absolutely uncalled for.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Spoelstra, “That was a very dangerous, dirty play.” – 12:55 AM

Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Morris’ foul was total bullshit given the game/time situation. That hit would’ve knocked most players on their asses and provoked some sort of retaliation from anyone, but not like that, man. I get it, Jokic was straight seeing red, but you can really fuck somebody up like that. – 12:51 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic: “I don’t know who showed me the clip but [Morris’] head snapped back. I felt really bad.” – 12:51 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Nikola Jokic: “It’s a stupid play. I feel bad… I think it was a dirty play and I just needed to protect myself. I am not supposed to react that way… it happens. I feel bad. I am not supposed to react that way but I got to protect myself… it was just in the moment.” – 12:50 AM

Joe Vardon @joevardon
Jokic: ‘It’s a stupid play. I feel bad.’ – 12:49 AM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Things got ugly between the Heat and Nuggets resulting with Nikola Jokic delivering a hard shove from behind to Markieff Morris in a retaliation move for a hard foul from Morris that could result in a possible suspension and fine for the MVP espn.com/nba/story/_/id…12:48 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
The 33.9 net rating swing when Jokic leaves the court (+14.8 on, -19.1 off) has to be the highest in the league. What a flabbergasting drop off. – 12:46 AM

Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee
I know Markieff Morris is from North Philly & all but has he ever seen the Jokic brothers? – 12:40 AM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Jeff Green said he thought Morris just wanted to “make a hard foul,” said he didn’t think Morris was trying to hurt Joker.
“Sometimes when things like that happen and you don’t know the intention of the other person, you just react and that’s what Joker did.” – 12:25 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Takeaways, details and postgame reaction from the Heat’s loss to the Nuggets and an ugly finish miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Erik Spoelstra spoke about Jokic’s shove and how Morris was doing after the game – 12:23 AM

Sean Highkin @highkin
I’ve seen the Jokic video and have been observing the discourse about it. – 12:20 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Jeff Green postgame: “It was a play that shouldn’t happen. That’s basketball. You never know the way the game is going. I think Markieff went and tried to make a hard foul. I don’t think he had the intention of hurting Joker.” – 12:16 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic will be talking to the media tonight. – 12:11 AM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
They’re going to suspend Jokic at least 5 games, maybe more – 12:07 AM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Michael Malone on a potential Nikola Jokic suspension: “I’m not going to waste my time looking through my crystal ball or my tea leaves. I don’t have any of that. He’s available until they tell me he’s not, and I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t be available Wednesday night.” – 12:07 AM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
There really is no excuse for this Nikola Jokic cheap shot on Markieff Morris. pic.twitter.com/Xw4gtlOZrV12:04 AM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
Jimmy Butler chirping Nikola Jokic from the bench is a Hall of Fame “Hold Me Back” moment. pic.twitter.com/AglIbJez4i12:03 AM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra on Markieff Morris: “He’s moving around right now. But we’ll do the necessary tests, whatever we need to do just to make sure that he’s OK.” – 12:01 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Monte Morris on the Markieff Morris-Jokić altercation: “no comment.” – 12:01 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I see some jokes about the Jokic brothers in regard to Nikola’s shoulder in Markieff, meanwhile I’m just worried for the poor security guard whose job it would have been to stop the Jokic brothers from doing anything had he needed to. – 11:58 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Coach Malone said he’s going to have to go back and watch the play, but he said “I know from just seeing it live, Morris fouled Joker, Joker went and pushed him from behind, and all hell broke lose.”
“Somewhat of an ugly end to a great win for us.” – 11:58 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
If you come at Jokic just know that pic.twitter.com/X86PKlqSvA11:56 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says that Markieff Morris is moving around in the locker room but the team will do “necessary tests.”
He added that Morris fouled Jokic but said Jokic executed a “dangerous, dirty play… It’s absolutely uncalled for.” – 11:55 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Nikola Jokic ejected after laying out Markieff Morris with cheap shot in final minutes of Nuggets vs. Heat
cbssports.com/nba/news/nikol…11:53 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on the dirty play from Jokic on Morris:
“He’s moving around right now in the locker room. That was a very dangerous, dirty play.”
“This whole thing could’ve got a lot uglier if he was facing Jokic.” – 11:52 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Erik Spoelstra on Nikola Jokic’s shot to Markieff Morris:
“That was a very dangerous, dirty play.”
“Just absolutely uncalled for.” – 11:52 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
“Ooh, Jokic hit him hard. I like that.” – Isiah Thomas, still a Bad Boy, on NBA TV. – 11:51 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Nikola Jokic is having a great season.
25.4 PPG
13.6 RPG (career-high)
5.7 APG
60.9 FG% (career-high)
40.0 3P% (career-high)
35.0 PER (best ALL-TIME)
Suspension coming though. pic.twitter.com/ef4WoVZYzi11:46 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Prior to tonight…
Nuggets with Jokic on the floor:
+84 in 285 minutes.
Nuggets without Jokic on the floor:
-67 in 147 minutes
That is why Jokic being suspended for any amount of time is back-breaking for Denver. They literally cannot survive without him. – 11:46 PM

Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Markieff ran across the court and hip checked Jokic with the game totally out of reach. That Jokic response was also dirty, but the game is the game. – 11:45 PM

Jorge Sierra @hoopshype
Say something about the Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris incident. – 11:43 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
That was a very impressive win for the Nuggets. Jokic was dominant. Barton was on fire. Defense was elite. Nuggets figured some things out with the bench/rotation.
But the story is going to be Jokic and his pending punishment for that hit on Markieff. – 11:39 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic exits pic.twitter.com/sMyYzF3WGj11:38 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic being possibly suspended will really hurt a struggling Nuggets team during a homestand without much rest and without Porter or Murray.
Any losing streak could mean the difference between a home-court advantage in the playoffs or being in the play-in tournament. – 11:37 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Per Heat: Markieff Morris has walked to the locker room with an apparent neck injury. We will provide an update on his status when we receive it. – 11:34 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Markieff Morris and Nikola Jokic are both ejected. Jimmy Butler was also assessed a technical. – 11:32 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Heat: “Markieff Morris has walked to the locker room with an apparent neck injury. We will provide an update on his status when we receive it.” – 11:32 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Markieff Morris was on the ground for more than 5 minutes of real time after this hit. Stretcher came out, but he walked off under his own power instead. Scary moment. Jokic ejected, more consequences from the league sure to come.
pic.twitter.com/ImIpe8HJXN11:32 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Nikola Jokic is going to mess around and win another MVP.
No MPJ. No Murray.
25-15-10 on 14 shots to easily beat a fully loaded and rolling Heat squad.
Most importantly?
2 blocks, 2 steals and 3-10 shooting for Bam. It’s early but BY FAR best defensive season of his career. – 11:31 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Glad to see that Markieff Morris is okay after that play. He did not need the stretcher that was out on the court.
The refs reviewed the play and:
Flagrant 2 called on Morris
Jokic is also ejected from the game. – 11:31 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
A stretcher was brought out for Heat forward Markieff Morris, who was intentionally hit from behind by Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, but Morris walked off under his own power. Jokic retaliated from Morris’ hard foul and both were ejected. – 11:31 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic should get multiple games for that cheap shot — and it was a cheap shot regardless of the foul Morris gave him. Taking a shot at someone in the back without them knowing is something that cannot happen. – 11:30 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Jokic. Wow. – 11:30 PM

Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Curious to see how long Jokic gets suspended for. Feel like there will be one. – 11:30 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris have been given Flagrant 2 fouls. Both have been ejected.
Jimmy Butler was given a technical. – 11:30 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
At this point, I just hope Markieff Morris is ok. That was a blindside shot to the back he took from Jokic. – 11:29 PM

Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick
That, from Jokic, warrants a lengthy suspension – 11:27 PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Have never seen Nikola Jokic do something like that before.
Scary stuff with Morris down and the stretcher out.
Jokic’s frustration had been building all night with Miami’s physicality. Inexcusable. – 11:27 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Wow!
Markieff Morris just ran and hit Jokic with a full on hit.
Jokic didn’t like that and blindsided Morris in the back with full force.
They’re bringing out the stretcher to attend to Morris who has been down for awhile.
Vibes were immaculate for Denver before that play. – 11:27 PM

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
I have no idea what Jokic was thinking – 11:27 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
stretcher is out for Markieff Morris. – 11:27 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Morris gave Jokic a hard foul. Jokic followed by going straight to him and shoving him to the floor. Ejection and most likely a suspension will be coming for Jokic regardless of Morris’ hard foul. Jokic cannot respond like that. – 11:26 PM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
A stretcher has come out in Denver for Markieff Morris. – 11:26 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bringing the stretcher out for Markieff Morris. Jokic put a shoulder into Morris’ back. – 11:25 PM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Nikola Jokic lost his mind on Markieff Morris. Cheap shot from behind. He’ll catch a few games for that – 11:25 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
HOLY SHIT JOKIC pic.twitter.com/WFsAGCT8xk11:25 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Stretcher now out for Markieff Morris. – 11:24 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic wyd? – 11:24 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
The vibes could not have been better and then that happened. I gotta think Jokic is getting tossed for the rest of this one and…. – 11:23 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
There’s something about Nikola Jokic humbling the leagues best defenders each and every time out.
He’s annihilated Bam Adebayo in this one. Jokic has 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. Embarrassed him – 11:23 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Welp. Jokic is getting a suspension. – 11:22 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic has 25 points on 14 shots with no 3-pointers.
Oh, and he has 10 assists and just 2 turnovers.
The MVP is fully in control. – 11:22 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jokic with 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. – 11:20 PM

Adam Mares @Adam_Mares
Jokic sees every single thing happening on a basketball court form every single angle. At all times. – 11:19 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nikola Jokic has made Bam Adebayo look like just another dude tonight. – 11:18 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
That no look Jokic just threw to Gordon was ridiculous but Jeff Green took it all away with the offensive foul – 11:18 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic with his first triple double of the 2021-22 season comes against a Top-5 defense in the league.
21 points
12 rebounds
10 assists
The MVP showed up. – 11:14 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
This Jokic guy isn’t bad. #analysis11:14 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
NIKOLA JOKIC TRIPLE DOUBLE!
And the world felt normal again. – 11:13 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Bones already knows where he can help when playing with Jokic. Great job by him relocating on the perimeter after his defender stunted down to Jokic’s post up. – 10:54 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
19 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 22 minutes with 7 minutes still left in the 3rd.
Nikola Jokic just keeps dominating. – 10:39 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Not defending Jokic is certainly a choice. – 10:37 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic just got elite Bam defense against him and it just didn’t matter. He’s on a different plane of existence right now. – 10:34 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic is fully on triple-double watch at halftime.
15 points
8 rebounds
5 assists
2 steals
He is shooting a perfect 5-5 from the field & is 5-7 from the foul line. – 10:17 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Denver is playing with joy, looks locked in defensively and have dominated on the boards.
Jokic has 15 points, Barton has 13 pts & Morris has 10. At the half, the Nuggets lead 64-49.
If you’re Coach Malone, what’s your message to the team? – 10:15 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Important Nuggets numbers at halftime:
4 turnovers
+5 w/o Jokic on the court
32 paint points
13 free throw shots
Those are massive improvements on issues Denver has been having. They’re attacking the rim with purpose, surviving non-Jokic minutes, & avoiding mistakes. – 10:14 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Nuggets (getting the rim at will) 64, Heat 49 at half. Butler with 21 and that’s about it for Heat. Jokic already with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists for Nuggets. – 10:11 PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic is playing like a create-a-player with maxed stats. He is just impervious to all defenses right now. – 10:09 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic finds Aaron Gordon who then dunks over Tyler Herro— pic.twitter.com/iPKWEHZXf510:06 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
The Nuggets bench celebrated after that Nikola Jokic dunk and seem to be having a good time.
For the first time in what seems like forever, Denver is playing with joy. – 9:57 PM

Duvalier Johnson @DuvalierJohnson
Nikola Jokic went to the bench with a big lead and gets back into the game with a big lead. pic.twitter.com/jTXCjTCcjt9:52 PM

Spencer Percy @QCHspencer
This one handed rebound + outlet from Jokic in traffic is incredible. pic.twitter.com/7TuRasucwj9:21 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Nuggets are outscoring teams by 14.2 points per 100 possessions with Jokic on the court this season.
Without Jokic in the game, the Nuggets have been outscored by 21.6 points per 100 possessions. – 8:55 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Sometimes Heat pest Jeff Green starting for Nuggets, alongside Monte Morris, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic. – 8:35 PM

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
Nuggets are moving Jeff Green into the starting lineup in place of Michael Porter Jr. tonight vs. Miami. He starts alongside Monte Morris, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic. – 8:30 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Miami’s going to be throwing nonstop doubles at Nikola Jokic tonight
Want to see how they approach bigs of his caliber – 8:27 PM

Vinny Benedetto @VBenedetto
If the monitor next to me is accurate, it looks like the Nuggets will start Monte Morris, Will Barton III, Aaron Gordon, Jeff Green and Nikola Jokic tonight vs. Miami. – 8:17 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Your random moment of Jokic genius for the day: Sees eurofoul coming, shoots it from halfcourt. Should have earned three shots for this. pic.twitter.com/emghn410B73:30 PM

More on this storyline

Michael Singer: 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. -via Twitter @msinger / November 9, 2021

Mike Singer: Just got a text from Jokic’s brother. This is their real account responding to Marcus Morris’s tweet last night. Jokic Brothers: @MookMorris2 You should leave this the way it is instead of publicly threatening our brother! Your brother made a dirty play first . If you want to make a step further be sure we will be waiting for you !! Jokic Brothers. Singer: Yes, @jokicbrothers account started this morning. -via Twitter @msinger / November 9, 2021

Morris was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and Jokic was ejected before the Nuggets took a 113-96 win over Miami. Jokic’s retaliation from behind will certainly be reviewed by the NBA, which could levy a suspension and fine. “That was a very dangerous and dirty play,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters after the game. “Keef took a foul, and it was one of those fastbreak take fouls, and he did with his shoulder. You might deem that maybe as a little bit more than just slapping somebody, but after watching it on film, it was a take foul. That’s how I saw it. And the play after, that’s just absolutely uncalled for.” -via ESPN / November 9, 2021