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Pistons' Markieff Morris fined $35K for abusive language

NEW YORK -- The NBA has fined Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris $35,000 for his offensive language toward a referee.

NBA Executive Vice President Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the discipline Monday.

Morris' actions came during the Philadelphia 76ers' 117-111 victory Saturday in Detroit.

He is averaging 10.7 points in his first season with the Pistons.