Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Marcus Morris calls out Celtics teammates after embarrassing loss to Clippers

Marcin Gortat Marcin Gortat
Cary Erickson | 10 February, 2019, 15:50

They have won 10 of their last 12 games, with their two losses during that stretch coming in close games to the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers.

The Celtics had a 28-point lead in the second quarter of Saturday's game against the Clippers, and it looked as if the team was going to rebound from Thursday's last-second loss to the Lakers in a big way.

With just a few minutes remaining in the second quarter, Irving was guarding Garrett Temple - who was making his Clippers debut after arriving in a deadline day trade from the Memphis Grizzlies - and tried to follow him around a maze of screens.

Solskjaer: Manchester United team selection a 'risk' at Fulham
In the 23rd minute, Martial produced a moment of magic in keeping with United's scintillating counter-attacking traditions. In the second half, Manchester United continued to press and were rewarded with a penalty in the 64th minute.

Bradley, 28, is averaging 8.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this season. The Celtics only scored 12 points in the third and 26 in the fourth while coughing up 42 fourth quarter points. Needless to say, the Clippers need all the assets they can get to convince the New Orleans Pelicans to trade their stranded superstar.

Recently acquired Landry Shamet poured on the offense for the Clippers in the final quarter, as the rookie went 4-for-4 beyond the arc and scored 13 of his 17 points. Rumors have been swirling about Irving potentially leaving this summer after previously promising to re-sign. Their primary justification for trading Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers wasn't missing the playoffs, but doing so would indeed be helpful given the team's imminent pursuit of Anthony Davis this summer.

A players-only meeting could be in the cards, as Morris and his teammates clearly are not on the same page right now, while the Sixers, Bucks and Raptors are all rolling.