Jokic, Morris fracas mars Nuggets’ 113-96 win over Heat

Markieff Morris of the Miami Heat lays on the ground after being hit by Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena on November 8, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Jamie Schwaberow, 2021 Jamie Schwaberow)

DENVER – Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists before the NBA MVP was ejected for violently slamming his shoulder into Markieff Morris, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 113-96 on Monday night.

Will Barton also scored 25 points and Jeff Green had 13 for the Nuggets, who held the opposition to under 100 points for the seventh time this season.

Jimmy Butler had 31 points to lead the Heat.

The Heat tweeted after the game that Morris has an apparent neck injury.

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