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Morris, Jokic brothers trade threats on Twitter after Nikola Jokic-Markieff Morris altercation

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If the NBA is looking for a cross-promotional event with pro wrestling or mixed-martial arts, the Morris Brothers (Marcus and Markieff) vs. the Jokic Brothers (Strahinja and Nemanja) would be appointment viewing.

After an altercation involving Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Miami’s Markieff Morris late in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets’ victory on Monday, the Jokic brothers took to social media.

Heat forward Markieff Morris (bottom) is attended to after being in an altercation with Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during Monday's Nuggets-Heat game in Denver.
Heat forward Markieff Morris (bottom) is attended to after being in an altercation with Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during Monday's Nuggets-Heat game in Denver.

In response to a tweet from Marcus Morris, the hulking Jokic brothers opened a twitter account Tuesday morning -- @JokicBrothers – and responded:

“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”

The Morris brothers are tough costumers, but the Jokic brothers bring brute Serbian strength to the equation. Both sets of brothers have had their separate altercations on and off the court (legal issues included), and the Jokic brothers are not strangers to yelling at players of Denver’s opponents. Nemanja Jokic has participated in low-level MMA fights.

Unrealistic scenarios aside, the NBA will adjudicate.

On Monday, Markieff Morris delivered a hard foul to Jokic with 2:39 left in the fourth quarter and the Nuggets ahead 111-94. Jokic delivered a violent forearm hit to Morris’ back, and Morris laid on the court injured.

Jokic, last season's MVP, was ejected, Morris was issued a flagrant foul, Miami’s Jimmy Butler received a technical foul. Fines and suspensions are anticipated after the NBA investigates.

Denver travels to Miami for a Nov. 29 rematch.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jokic brothers responds to Morris twins: 'We will be waiting for you'