DeMarcus Cousins, Markieff Morris fined by NBA

Markieff Morris
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The NBA took disciplinary action against Markieff Morris and DeMarcus Cousins for their altercation during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets. Morris was fined $35,000 while Cousins received a smaller fine of $10,000.

The official announcement from the league:

“NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2021 — Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris has been fined $35,000 and Houston Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins has been fined $10,000 for their roles in an on-court altercation, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident, which occurred with 2:15 remaining in the first quarter of the Lakers’ 120-102 victory over the Rockets on Jan. 10 at Toyota Center, began when Morris committed a Flagrant Foul 1 by knocking Rockets forward Jae’ Sean Tate to the ground.

Cousins continued the incident by shoving Morris to the floor, for which Cousins was assessed a technical foul. Morris further escalated the situation by charging after Cousins, shoving him and continuing to aggressively pursue him. Morris was assessed a technical foul and ejected.”