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NBA announced that the Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been suspended “for one game without pay for violating the league’s rule against leaving the bench during an altercation” on Wednesday night in Utah.

The incident happened in the first quarter when Derrick Favors and Mason Plumlee’s altercation sparked a massive conflict.

Mason Plumlee has been fined $25.000, meanwhile, Derrick Favors has been fined $15.000.

This season, Nikola Jokic is averaging 19.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists, while shooting at 50.4 percent from the floor in 31.2 minutes of action.