Pistons’ Morris fined $35,000 for abusive language at ref

              Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) reaches in on Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.