The Phoenix Suns suspended forward Markieff Morris for two games without pay Thursday for conduct detrimental to the team, after he tossed a towel toward coach Jeff Hornacek on Wednesday.
The incident took place in the fourth quarter of the Suns’ 104-96 loss at home to the Denver Nuggets. It was the third straight loss for the Suns (12-19).
Sources: Mavericks File Official Protest of Game Against Hawks
The Dallas Mavericks, citing a “misapplication of the rules,” have filed an official protest of Saturday’s road loss to the Atlanta Hawks to the league office, @NYTSports has learned
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 23, 2020
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Report: Jaren Jackson Jr. Out Two Weeks with Sprained Left Knee
The Memphis Grizzlies today provided a medical update on forward Jaren Jackson Jr.:
During Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Jackson Jr. sustained an injury when contesting a shot late in the second quarter. He did not return for the second half. Subsequent imaging revealed a sprained left knee. Jackson Jr. will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and further updates will be provided as appropriate.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies
Sources: Ben Simmons to Undergo MRI
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons will undergo an MRI on his lower back on Sunday, league source tells ESPN. He was definitely in some pain tonight after game vs. Bucks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 23, 2020
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter