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Warriors' Marquese Chriss Fined $35,000 for Shoving Mavericks' Luka Doncic

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistDecember 30, 2019

PORTLAND, OR - DECEMBER 18: Marquese Chriss #32 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 18, 2019 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The NBA fined Golden State Warriors forward Marquese Chriss $35,000 for shoving Luka Doncic in a 141-121 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

During the third quarter, Chriss pushed Doncic to the ground as the two appeared to be exchanging words away from the play. 

Chriss blocked Doncic's shot and grabbed the rebound from Justin Jackson's follow-up attempt before losing possession of the ball to teammate Ky Bowman. Then tensions between Chriss and Doncic boiled over.

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Marquese Chriss and Luka nearly threw hands 👀 https://t.co/JGRJq3rUek

Referees reviewed the sequence and issued a technical foul to Chriss, who remained in the game.

The 2016 first-round pick earned some praise from teammate Draymond Green after the loss:

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“He [Marquese] played great... and yeah you know the other part excites me. Good to see. That was great.” Draymond on Marquese Chriss’ heated exchange with Luka Doncic. Loves that he doesn’t back down https://t.co/BChtjGfuNY

Doncic addressed the incident as well.

"I got pushed," he told reporters. "I'm not going to just back up. But things happen in basketball like that. You have to move on."

The Mavericks obviously got the last laugh as they handed the reigning Western Conference champions their 25th defeat.

The teams won't have to wait long for the rematch, with Golden State hosting Dallas on Jan. 14.