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Marcus Morris
Marcus Morris
Position: F
Born: 09/02/89
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $14,883,721
The Clippers had only one player who scored in double figures besides Leonard and George, and that was Zubac, who also had 13 points. Starters Beverley, Batum and Serge Ibaka combined with key reserves Williams and Marcus Morris Sr. to score only 26 points on 11-of-38 shooting from the field (29 percent) and 4-of-14 on 3s (28.6 percent). “I gotta look at it … we didn’t make shots,” Lue said after being concerned about the offense stagnating against Brooklyn’s defense. “I thought Lou got a lot of clean looks that he usually makes, that’s his shot. He didn’t get a chance to knock down (shots). Nic got a couple good shots, you know, a couple easy ones in the first half, a couple tip-ins, layups, he missed a couple easy shots. Marcus, he didn’t shoot the ball as well he’s been shooting it.
Morris finished with 10 of his 17 points coming in the fourth quarter. Gobert was held to eight points for the game, though he did score half of them in the fourth quarter along with seven of his game-high 15 rebounds. Overall, the late Clippers run helped validate Lue’s trust in that closing group — and it’s not just because Morris can shoot. “I think it helps defensively as well, being able to switch 1 through 5 with that unit on the floor, and then it also opens up the floor for our drivers like PG and Kawhi to get downhill and then we got spacing all the way around,” Lue said of his late closing group with Morris at center. “It is usually better for us defensively because we can switch 1 through 5. They made some tough shots, they scored a few, but overall going forward, we understand what we are trying to do defensively out of that unit. We are going to get better and better. Offensively, like I said, with Twin making two of those 3s and then they put Gobert on Pat, and then Pat made two 3s, it really opened up the game for us.”