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Wizards’ Markieff Morris on ejection: ‘I said a couple words that I would want to take back’

Markieff Morris, Wizards

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris was ejected during Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks, eerily the same day his twin, Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics was thrown out as well.

While they were ejected for different reasons, it didn’t stop ‘Kieff from giving his two cents on the matter.

“I think the refs seen me get ejected in my game and said, ‘We’re going to eject his brother.’ That’s what I think. It played out just like that,” said Morris, according to Candace Buckner of The Washington Post.

Yet when speaking of his own ejection, the Wizards power forward expressed some regret about how things went down.

“I said a couple words, man. Obviously I got fined for it. I said a couple words that I would want to take back. Caught up in the emotions of the game, even though it was early and you know they got a quick trigger this year so I just had to take it.”

Head coach Scott Brooks criticized Morris after a frustrating loss to the underperforming Hawks, noting the team was already playing without John Wall and Ian Mahimni, leaving the team even more short-handed when he exited after 30 minutes of play.

Brooks said Morris had apologized to the team, and warned that he “should know better” after having been in the league for a long time.

The Philly native is now sixth in the league with 13 technical fouls and while it’s unlikely he’ll draw enough to warrant a suspension — his short fuse remains a concern for a team trying to pull together for a postseason run.