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Nikola Jokic ejected for 'dirty' hit on Markieff Morris

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Nikola Jokic was ejected from the Denver Nuggets' game against the Miami Heat on Monday.
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There isn't a ton of known bad blood between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat, but that didn't stop the two sides from getting into it on Monday. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Miami's Markieff Morris ran into a dribbling Nikola Jokic to try to halt the Nuggets' fast break with a foul. Jokic took exception to the play, and responded with a hard shoulder into the back of Morris, knocking the Heat forward to the ground. Morris was slow to get up after the contact.

Jokic was tossed from the game while Morris was assigned a Flagrant 2 foul, resulting in his ejection.

The Heat's Jimmy Butler was not happy with the play from Jokic, as he let the Nuggets big man hear it as everything was getting sorted out. 

Butler wasn't the only member of the Heat that wasn't happy with Jokic. Head coach Erik Spoelstra had some strong words to say about the incident after the game. 

The Nuggets improved to 6-4 with a 113-94 win over the Heat, who dropped to 7-3.