Marcus Morris Says He Was ‘Playing Hard’ Following Ejection


Marcus Morris reiterated that he was playing hard and not trying to hurt Luka Doncic following his ejection from the Los Angeles Clippers’ 111-97 win over the Dallas Mavericks to close out the series.

Morris was called for a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the game when he hit Doncic’s head in the first quarter.

“They had to make that call. I think, honestly, we had a lot of back-and-forth this series. It was a hard-fought series. I just don’t want people to mistake playing basketball, playing hard with trying to hurt somebody. I think Tim Hardaway had an extremely hard foul with [Paul George] last game, and it wasn’t taken in [the same context],” said Morris after the game.

Morris added that he didn’t think he would be suspended for game 1 of the next series.

Doncic didn’t directly respond when asked if he thought Morris committed the flagrant on purpose.

Doncic finished the game with 38 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists.

“It was a terrible play. What can I say? It’s two games in a row he did something like that. I really hoped the first game it wasn’t on purpose, but looking back on the foul this game, you know what I think.”


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