Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic has been handed a $25,000 fine but remarkably escaped suspension for pushing Phoenix Suns owner Mat Ishbia.
Jokic was given a technical foul in the second quarter of Game Four between the Nuggets and Suns when the Serbian star tried to grab the ball from Ishbia, who held onto the ball in a little bit of gamesmanship.
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Ishbia then fell over somewhat theatrically after Jokic accidentally caught him to grab the ball back and there were immediate fears the Nuggets ace could be suspended for the crucial Game Five.
However, he will now be free to play as Denver looks to wrestle back control in their Western Conference semi-final series.
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