Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins Fined For On-Court Altercation

Lakers forward Markieff Morris and Rockets center DeMarcus Cousins have been fined by the NBA for their roles in an on-court altercation in Sunday’s game, the league announced today in a press release. Morris will lose $35K, while Cousins was penalized $10K.

Morris committed a flagrant foul on Rockets forward Jae’Sean Tate during the first quarter of Sunday’s Lakers win, with Cousins responding by pushing Morris to the floor.

The league said that Morris “further escalated the situation” by going after Cousins, shoving him and “continuing to aggressively pursue him,” which presumably explains why his fine is more substantial. Both players received technical fouls and Morris was ejected. Cousins was ejected later in the game after committing a flagrant foul.

Rockets coach Stephen Silas praised Cousins after the game for sticking up for Tate, who is in his first year in the NBA.

“He wasn’t going to allow anything to happen to his rookie, and I think that’s admirable,” Silas said. “Him sticking up for his teammate shows a lot of who DeMarcus Cousins is.”

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10 thoughts on “Markieff Morris, DeMarcus Cousins Fined For On-Court Altercation

  1. harden (mvp),wall, and wood

    Boogie did the right thing protecting his teammate, then walking away from Morris who pursued him after the altercation. He was ejected later on a very questionable flagrant foul.

    The officiating was terrible, but hopefully it will improve tonight when they meet again. At least the Rockets would have a chance at winning if they aren’t forced to play 5 on 8 every time they play the Lakers.

    • implant

      You mean 8 on 4 cause it’s pretty clear that Harden has quit in his team and teammates

  2. Little_Dunker_45

    This is becoming the UFC…seriously before someone gets hurt or worse. Octogon

  3. washington_bonercats

    The refs really don’t like Boogie haha. Kieff is lucky Cousins knew the team needed him. That man does not mess around

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