Day: November 10, 2021

Markieff Morris Ruled Out for Heat vs. Lakers with Whiplash After Jokic Altercation | Bleacher Report

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Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris will miss his team’s road game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday because of whiplash, per Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald.

Morris left the Heat’s 113-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday after a hard foul from reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic:

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Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris were both ejected from the game after the two exchanged hard fouls. <a href=”https://t.co/AtOklXIU5k”>pic.twitter.com/AtOklXIU5k</a>

Morris initially committed a hard foul on Jokic, who responded with one of his own. A stretcher came out for Morris, but he walked off on his own power with teammates by his sides. Both players were ejected.

Morris signed with the Heat in August to mark his fifth team since February 2019 and the sixth of his career. He averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists across his first 10 NBA seasons,

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Duke pushes past Kentucky to kick off Coach K’s final season

Coach K’s send-off tour got off to the perfect start on Tuesday night.

Mike Krzyzewski and No. 9 Duke mounted a big second-half run to power past No. 10 Kentucky on Tuesday night 79-71 at Madison Square Garden in the Champions Classic — which officially kicked off the 2021-22 men’s college basketball season.

The night marked the first of many sure to be highlighted by Krzyzewski, who will retire at the end of the season after more than four decades leading the Blue Devils.

Duke and Kentucky were locked in a close battle through the first 20 minutes on Tuesday night, and the Wildcats jumped to a slight lead just minutes into the second half after trailing by four at the break.

That, though, is when Duke turned it on. The Blue Devils mounted a huge 18-4 run over a nearly eight-minute span to break open a 15-point lead.

Though

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