NBA and antics are inseparable be it on the playing arena or by the sidelines. And something akin happened when the Boston Celtics players Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown had to be separated on the bench after tempers flared between the two, ending with Morris shoving Brown, during a second-quarter timeout in Thursday's game against the Miami Heat. Miami Heat won the game 115-99 at the American Airlines Arena in Florida.
A video captured by a fan behind the Boston bench and widely circulated on social media shows Morris and Brown exchanging words and Morris appears to tell Brown to “play harder,” before teammate Marcus Smart steps between the two as Morris delivered a hard right-handed push to Brown.
Marcus Morris : 17 points (7-13 shooting & 3-5 from 3), 6 rebounds & 2 blocks in 29 minutes Jaylen Brown : 2 points on 1-5 shooting & 2 rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench pic.twitter.com/PQAFbAtEPH
The incident occurred with 7:12 remaining in the second quarter and, a short time before the stoppage, it appeared Morris was visibly upset and clapped in the direction of Brown after Boston’s 22-year-old swingman was late getting back on defense on a play that Miami took advantage of numbers to generate an easy layup.
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