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NBA fines Morant $35K for inappropriate language toward ref

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Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was fined $35,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a game official following a technical foul and subsequent ejection, the NBA announced Saturday.

The league also cited his failure to leave the court in a timely manner after his ejection.

Morant's outburst occurred with under two minutes remaining in the Grizzlies' 109-101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday.

After the game, Morant took to Instagram to complain about his technical foul and dismissal from the contest.

The All-Star was not handed a suspension for the incident and was in Memphis' lineup for its next game, a 117-109 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

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