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Pistons’ Markieff Morris fined $35K for language toward referee (video)

After struggling his first two starts for an injured Blake Griffin, Pistons forward Markieff Morris delivered his best game of the season Saturday. Morris scored 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting, grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals, blocked a shot and… got hit with a technical foul.

Apparently, Morris’ misconduct went even further than that.

NBA release:

Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris has been fined $35,000 for directing inappropriate and offensive language toward a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred during the Pistons’ 117-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, October 2

It’s unclear whether the fine was for the same incident as the technical foul, but Morris clearly kept talking after getting whistled for the tech.