Warriors center Marquese Chriss has been fined $35,000 by the NBA for shoving guard Luka Doncic to the court during Golden State’s 141-121 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
The incident occurred in the third quarter after Chriss blocked Doncic’s shot and then was tangled up while going for the rebound. Chriss, 22, shoved Doncic, 20, to the baseline. Both players were then separated by teammates and officials.
After a referee review, Chriss was assessed a technical foul but remained in the game.
Warriors forward Draymond Green defended Chriss after the game, saying “He played great. Protected the rim, was really a force inside and, yes, the other part excites me. That was fun, it was good to see. That was great.”
Said Doncic after the game: “I got pushed. I’m not going to just back up. But things happen in basketball like that. You have to move on.”
The amount of the fine was set in part because Chriss has been disciplined for prior altercations on the court.
Chriss, in his first season with the Warriors, averaged 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 17.2 minutes in 33 games. He had previously played for the Suns, Rockets and Cavaliers.
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The teams will play each other again when Golden State hosts Dallas on Jan. 14 at Chase Center.