Marcus Morris says Celtics aren’t focused on getting revenge on Lakers
While the Celtics are currently in line for the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference, many believed Boston to be the single biggest threat to the Golden State Warriors heading into the season. Instead, the C’s have underwhelmed.
Similarly, hopes were high for the first season of LeBron James in a Lakers uniform, but this season has been an abject nightmare for Lakers fans, and it looks very much like it will end without a playoff appearance for one more year.
In February, this two bitter rivals squared off in Boston. In that game, Bron notched a triple-double of 28 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds, but it was Rajon Rondo who secured the victory for the visiting Lakers with a game-winning bucket as time expired.
That loss stung the Celtics, and the team has been fairly listless since that loss. Now with a recent blowout win against the Golden State Warriors on their resume that might’ve put the rest of the league on notice, the Celtics travel to L.A. to face off against the Lakers again and the always-outspoken Marcus Morris chimed in with his thoughts on the road trip:
Marcus Morris says our trip to LA isn’t about revenge against the Lakers and Clippers; it’s about us continuing to grow as a team.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 8, 2019
Certainly, the Celtics shouldn’t be looking for blood against the Lakers or Clippers and growing as a team is always important. But in the end, how is growth achieved? Often through victories, especially for a team that seemed ready to “win now” heading into the start of this season.
No matter what, it’s going to be a fun game on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC.