The Boston Celtics came in to the Verizon Center on Friday night, wearing all-black outfits to depict a funeral in an attempt to send a message to the Washington Wizards that it will be their final game of the season. It was something their opponents did to them during the regular season and Markieff Morris took notice of their “borrowed stunt.”
The 27-year-old Kansas product did not appreciate what the C’s did on the night and called them out for it, via Michael Lee of Yahoo! Sports. He feels that they are trying to copy their identity, which is something he helped establish with his squad this year.
“Markieff Morrris, who helped create the new identity for the Wizards in an effort to command some respect, said the Celtics ‘are just trying to be like us. They want to be like us so bad. They can’t. There’s only one Death Row DC and they can’t do it like we can do it.’”
It’s not secret that there’s no love lost between the two teams and they are having an ongoing beef. The Wizards, especially John Wall, used the Celtics’ act as extra motivation to beat them in Game 6, where the four-time All-Star scored the game-winning three-pointer with only 3.5 seconds left on the clock.
However, it won’t be easy for the Wizards to advance to the conference finals as they will play the do-or-die match on Sunday inside the TD Garden. The home team has also won in all six games of the series so far, and it will take nothing short of their best to eliminate the top seed in the Eastern Conference.