Clippers forward Marcus Morris says his twin brother and Lakers’ forward Markieff Morris won’t fly to Utah with him for Game 5
The Los Angeles Clippers have risen to the occasion and cut down the lead that the Jazz worked so hard to establish. After suffering a 2-0 blow in Salt Lake City, the Clippers made their way back home. In Staples, the Clippers rode on the home crowd’s energy and tied the series.
The Clippers won Game 4 118-104, after a solid first-half performance. Kawhi Leonard took on the command and led the team with his 31 points and 7 rebounds. Paul George added another 31 points and 9 rebounds. Marcus Morris had a solid 22 point first half and finished the game with 24 points and 6 rebounds.
For the Jazz, Donovan Mitchell was brilliant once again, scoring a game-high 37 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Rudy Gobert not asserting his presence in the paint, or otherwise, cost the Jazz this game. If Rudy does not find ways to contribute on the offense, the Jazz would have a hard time stopping the Clippers.
Marcus Morris mocks the Jazz and the state of Utah
The playoffs are a rough time for the players, both physically and mentally. After the two tough losses, the Jazz would like to change the tide back at home. If the Jazz were lacking the motivation to do so, Marcus Morris might have just given them some with his post-game interview.
After the game, Morris was asked if his twin, Markieff would come to Salt Lake City with them for Game 5. Marcus Morris replied and said, “No, he won’t be coming to Utah. I don’t know anybody that wanna go to Utah. He’s gonna stick it out here in LA and we’ll see him when we come back.”
“No, he won’t be coming to Utah. I don’t know anybody that wanna go to Utah. He’s gonna stick it out here in LA and we’ll see him when we come back.”
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 15, 2021
Morris Sr is proving to be a valuable contributor for the Clippers this post-season. He’s showing up and hitting shots when the Clippers need him to.
It shall be interesting to see how the Jazz respond to these comments. Game 5 of the series takes place on Wednesday in Salt Lake City.