Marcus Morris not looking forward to facing brother Markieff in playoffs
Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris have shared a bed, a tub, and even some clothes growing up together in Philadelphia, but one thing they don’t want sharing is a first-round playoff matchup next week.
The Boston Celtics are locked into the No. 2 seed and the Washington Wizards are half a game behind the Miami Heat, as the eighth seed, able to ensure a best-of-seven series with the Toronto Raptors with two straight losses, having already clinched the playoffs.
“I don’t want to play them first because it’s my brother, and we’re going to war,” Marcus said, according to ESPN.com. “When I go out there — I’ve been telling [my teammates], this is wartime. It’s like fighting for your life out here, and I’d hate to see my brother in the first round, to have to be that bully to my brother when I know it’s going to be like.”
His brother Markieff shared the same sentiment but was more conscious of the nature of the NBA game.
“If it was my choice, I would say no,” Markieff said, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post, “but at the end of the day, man, you can’t pick and choose who we want to play. So it is what it is.”
Both teams will face off tonight, but the Wizards are also riding a four-game skid and could fall out of touch with winning basketball games by dropping the next two to draw a 1-8 matchup, giving them a tough choice to make.