Pistons' Morris fined $35,000 for abusive language

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: James Ennis III #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball as Markieff Morris #8 of the Detroit Pistons defends during the second quarter of the game at Little Caesars Arena on October 26, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE

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.