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Nikola Jokic gives ball to Mat Ishbia in playful pregame moment

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DENVER -- Nikola Jokic and Mat Ishbia had another courtside encounter before Tuesday night's Game 5 -- but this time it was the Denver Nuggets star handing a basketball over to the Phoenix Suns' owner with a friendly handshake and a warm embrace.

As Jokic walked off the floor following his pregame warmup, he made his way over to where Ishbia was sitting courtside. Jokic held a basketball out before playfully tossing it to Ishbia. The two shook hands and Jokic embraced Ishbia, patting him on the back.

On Monday, Jokic was fined $25,000 for his slight push of the Suns' owner in Sunday's Game 4 while trying to retrieve the ball in the crowd.