Clippers’ Marcus Morris had funny shade for Lakers after beating them
Marcus Morris was feeling a little shady after winning the Battle of Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Morris’ LA Clippers won a thriller against the rival Lakers, winning 111-110 in a game that came down to the very final possession. Morris did his part though, scoring 29 points on six three-pointers, including a huge go-ahead triple with less than 20 seconds remaining.
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After the win, Morris was asked what it meant to get victories over teams like the Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers despite not being favored to win.
“I mean s—, both them teams is pretty average from what I’ve seen,” he said, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “I don’t see them just being great teams.”
The Clippers beat the No. 3 seed 76ers back on Jan. 21, so that comment probably doesn’t sting as much. But Morris’ shade for the Lakers was a lot fresher and also a lot more accurate. The loss dropped the Lakers to 25-28, which is ninth in the West. The Lakers also now have the 19th-best record out of 30 teams in the NBA, so they are actually below average technically.
In any case, the Clippers have now won their last five consecutive matchups against the Lakers and 30 of the last 37 overall. That means that Morris can continue to talk his junk, just like he often does when the Clippers win.
Photo: Feb 17, 2020; Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Kansas Jayhawks former player Marcus Morris speaks to media at his jersey retiring press conference before the game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports