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Erik Spoelstra: Nikola Jokic’s Shove on Markieff Morris Was ‘Dangerous, Dirty Play’ | Bleacher Report

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Erik Spoelstra was not happy with Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic after Monday’s game.

Jokic knocked Markieff Morris to the ground with a blindside hit during the fourth quarter of Denver’s 113-96 victory over the Miami Heat. The Heat coach called it “a very dangerous and dirty play” and said the fact Morris had his back turned to Jokic made it even more troubling.

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Nikola Jokic clobbers Markieff Morris from behind late in the fourth quarter and things get intense. <a href=”https://t.co/v5PvTg6w0d”>pic.twitter.com/v5PvTg6w0d</a>

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“That was a very dangerous and dirty play.”<a href=”https://twitter.com/MiamiHEAT?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@MiamiHEAT</a> coach Erik Spoelstra doesn’t mince words as he reflects on Nikola Jokic’s cheap shot on Markieff Morris. <a href=”https://t.co/4sk7LB3p6H”>pic.twitter.com/4sk7LB3p6H</a>

“He’s moving around in the locker room right now,” Spoelstra told reporters when discussing Morris’ status. “We’ll do

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Suns’ Chris Paul asks referee to hit Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic with technical foul, promptly gets his wish

Chris Paul doesn’t have the best relationship with every single NBA referee, but he was definitely on the same page with the officiating crew for Friday night’s game between the Suns and Nuggets.

During the fourth quarter of Phoenix’s 116-102 win, Denver star Nikola Jokic, who had formally accepted his MVP trophy before the start of Game 3, erupted in anger after a drive to the basket against Suns center Deandre Ayton. Jokic seemed to think he had been fouled, but referee Ben Taylor watched the sequence play out and felt that Jokic simply lost control of the ball.

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“The Joker” was . . . not in a laughing mood.

Paul inserted himself into the picture and pushed for a technical foul on Jokic, the most CP3 thing he could possibly do in that moment. Taylor then quickly pulled the

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