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Marcus Morris fined $35,000 for hard foul to Luka Doncic

Marcus Morris fined

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 30: Marcus Morris Sr. #31 of the LA Clippers fouls Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in Game Six of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 30, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Morris was ejected from the game after the play. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Marcus Morris and the Clippers should be thankful this was a fine and not a suspension.

It is a stiff fine by league standards, however — Marcus Morris was fined $35,000 by the league for “recklessly striking Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Dončić above the shoulders.” Morris was ejected for the play.

Morris has been in Doncic’s face all series, or in once case behind stepping on the heel of Doncic, then saying it was an accident. The foul in the first half of Game 6 Sunday was no accident, it was a clear Flagrant 2 and deserved the ejection. That foul has been an ejection all season.

The two went back-and-forth at each other about the kind of player Morris is.

The Clippers are off until Thursday, when they tip off their second-round series against Denver. Morris will be available for Game 1, if just a little lighter in the wallet.