Nuggets’ Nikola Jokić, coach Michael Malone ejected vs. Pistons after complaining to officials

Before the matchup between the Pistons and Nuggets could even get to halftime on Monday night, Denver coach Michael Malone and Nikola Jokić were in the locker room. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Malone was ejected with 1:21 left in the first quarter. Jokić was ejected with 1:22 left in the second quarter.
  • Both picked up two technicals from complaining to officials about lack of foul calls at various points in the first half.
  • The Nuggets, the defending NBA champions, shoot the second fewest free-throw attempts in the NBA.
  • Jokić played 15 minutes and added nine points, four rebounds and five assists before getting ejected.

This story will be updated.

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