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Warriors’ Marquese Chriss fined $35,000 for shoving Luka Doncic to the ground

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Marquese Chriss #32 of the Golden State Warriors smiles before the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on December 20, 2019 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The NBA comes down hard on players who do anything that can lead to another players’ injury — a blow to the head, for example. Shoving a player into photographers along the baseline qualifies.

Golden State’s Marquese Chriss was fined $35,000 by the NBA Monday for shoving Dallas’ Luka Doncic into photographers on Saturday night, the league announced.

One can’t blame Doncic for getting up ready to fight, that shove could have led to serious injury.

That fine doesn’t seem excessive on the face for a blatant shove, plus the league said “the amount of the fine was based in part on the fact that Chriss has been disciplined on several prior occasions for physical altercations on the court.” However, considering Chriss is on a minimum salary it’s a serious blow to his pocketbook.

Which is why Chriss’ agents are trying to get the fine reduced.

That fine doesn’t seem unreasonable considering the blatant shove, and the league rarely changes its mind. But Chriss is going to try.