Marcus Morris says Hawks’ ‘whining’ led to early fouls called against them
Marcus Morris was once again inside the Verizon Center for Game 2 of the first round series between the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. The Detroit Pistons forward was obviously there to support his twin brother, Markieff Morrris, and inspire him to play better, to help his team win.
During halftime, he also took to his Twitter account to give a simple explanation on why he thinks the first half took longer than usual, and why the Hawks were to blame for the 29 total fouls called in the first 24 minutes of action that resulted to some of their players getting into foul trouble, and had to stay on the bench for an extended period of time.
All that whining now it's a foul every 10 seconds
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) April 20, 2017
Paul Millsap called out their opponents after their first game for competing like MMA fighters, because of their physicality. That said, it’s surprising that Marcus Morris still noticed how the Hawks players complained to the referees, as he thought they were already expecting the Wizards to play highly physical once again on the night.
With his brother’s team winning the game and taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series, one thing that’s certain is, Marcus will not mind how the Hawks “whined,” as it helped the Wizards win. Now that the series will head to Atlanta, it’s the Wizards who will need to show composure, and play through the aggressiveness the home team will definitely show in Games 3 and 4.