WATCH: Another Morris Brother Beef Strikes The NBA as Clippers Star Elbows Nikola Jokic’s Teammate To The Ground

Published 01/12/2022, 1:04 AM EST


Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets are currently lying in the mid-table positions, fighting for the playoff spots this season. They faced each other at the Crypto.com Arena and the game got heated on several occasions. Nikola Jokic had a decent outing against the Clippers and had his moments, but it was the Rivers-Morris altercation that caught everyone’s attention in the game.

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It was a really close game between Clippers vs Nuggets. Amir Coffey and Reggie Jackson led from the front for the Clippers, while Aaron Gordon single-handedly kept the Nuggets in the game. But the Clippers made an insane comeback in the final quarter to snatch the game away from the Nuggets.

Jan 26, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; New York Knicks guard Austin Rivers (8) gets a high five from the bench after scoring a three point basket during the second quarter against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Despite a crucial home win, the Marcus Morris and Austin Rivers altercation caught everyone’s attention. It ended up in a flagrant foul to Marcus Morris for elbowing the 29-year-old guard.

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Marcus Morris awarded a flagrant foul for elbowing Austin Rivers in Clippers vs Nuggets

During the game, in the 2nd quarter, Nuggets guard Austin Rivers had a small altercation with Clippers forward Marcus Morris Jr. With around 3 minutes remaining on the clock during the 2nd quarter, Marcus Morris elbowed Rivers as the latter went down to the wood. However, Rivers quickly got back up and tried to fight Marcus. But Nuggets players and referees quickly came to the spot and separated the two. But that didn’t stop them from exchanging words. Following is the video of the same.

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The players and the referees quickly came to the court and separated the two on time. It eventually didn’t end up in a fight, and Marcus was awarded a flagrant foul. In fact, Jokic was also engaged in an altercation similar to this when he committed a hard foul on Marcus’s brother Markieff Morris. While everything settled down quickly in this game, Markieff Morris was injured badly due to the Jokic’s shove and kept him out of action.

It was Nuggets vs Heat in early November and despite the Nuggets winning big; the game was remembered for the Jokic-Markeiff incident. In fact, Marcus had tweeted about the incident saying, ” Waited till bro turned his back smh. Noted.”

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However, it’s good that nothing much happened between Austin Rivers and Marcus. Nikola Jokic and Morris brothers’ beef went on for some time last month, and it’ll be interesting to see if Jokic reacts to the Rivers-Marcus incident or not.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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