Nikola Jokic Suspended 1 Game for Leaving Bench During Fight

by January 25, 2019
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The NBA announced that Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been suspended one game for leaving the bench during an on-court altercation on Wednesday against the Utah Jazz.

The 23-year-old big man will sit out without pay in Denver’s game against the Suns on Friday.

Jokic is in the process of a career year, averaging 19.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game for a Nuggets team currently No. 2 in the Western Conference.

Denver’s backup center Mason Plumlee was fined $25,000 while Jazz big man Derrick Favors was hit with a $15,000 fine.

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