Jokic retaliates on Morris, decks him with big shoulder hit, both ejected (VIDEO)

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Denver had run away with it, the game wasn’t in doubt in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but the starters were still on the court — and things got ugly between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris.

After Jokic contested a Bam Adebayo shot at the rim then grabbed the rebound on the miss as Bam fell to the floor, the Nuggets’ big man pushed the ball up in a five-on-four. A frustrated Morris decided to take the Euro foul to stop the break and did it with an elbow to Jokick’s mid-section.

Jokic responded with a shoulder check and hard forearm that decked Morris, sending him to the floor in pain.

Morris was on the ground for a while and medical personnel brought out a stretcher, but Morris walked off the court under his own power. However, Morris could have a neck injury.

Morris got a flagrant foul and ejection for the elbow that started it.

Jokic was assessed flagrant and ejected as well. When the NBA gets a look at the film Jokic will be lucky if he gets off with just a fine, he should get a one-game suspension for this. After the game, Jokic said he felt bad for his actions.

Jimmy Butler was fuming after the incident and called out Jokic, which earned Butler a technical.

Butler and Morris likely will get fines for their participation.

The league office has some film to review Tuesday morning, but the memo with punishments will be coming.