Ja Morant fined $35K for jawing at referee during Grizzlies loss

Ja Morant ejected after jawing at ref on Wednesday (0:37)

Ja Morant was tossed late in the Grizzlies' loss to the Wolves on Wednesday. (0:37)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has been fined $35,000 for getting angry at a referee and not leaving the court "in a timely manner" after he was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves.

Morant was given a technical and ejected with 1:22 left in the fourth quarter. He had 24 points in the 109-101 loss. The Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks was also ejected.

The NBA said in a release Saturday announcing the fine that Morant directed "inappropriate language toward a game official."

Morant is averaging 28.2 points and 7.3 assists for Memphis, which is in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 13-9 record.