Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made a shocking appearance for the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks. Well, sort of.
Marcus Morris actually channeled his inner Curry for an insane performance from 3-point country, banking seven of his nine triples to help the Clippers take the crucial win and advance to the second round. He is now only the second player to make at least seven triples in a Game 7 after the Warriors sharpshooter.
Marcus Morris joins Stephen Curry as the only players in NBA history to make at least 7 three-pointers in a Game 7 😤 pic.twitter.com/hpcA4zdpGc
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Marcus Morris finished his Stephen Curry-like performance with 23 points on top of five rebounds and two assists. While Kawhi Leonard took the spotlight with his all-around and near-triple double play of 28 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists, four steals and one block, it could be said that Morris was the unsung hero for LA.
A lot of negative things has been said about the Clippers' supporting cast, especially after they went down 2-0 against the Mavs earlier in the series. Outside of Leonard, the rest of the team was inconsistent.
However, the team has certainly stepped up when it mattered most, including Morris. The Clippers had failed to win their first three playoff games at home against the Mavs, but in Game 7 and their season on the line, they showed true mental resilience.
LA will surely need the likes of Morris and the other role players to step up once again as they continue their title bid this 2021.