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

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Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone, left, guides center Nikola Jokic to the bench after Jokic was involved in an altercation with Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Denver. Jokic was ejected for his part in the incident. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — 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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