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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Clippers happy to be back Marcus Morris Sr.

LOS ANGELES – Mook is back, and not any time soon.

The Clippers – 4-14 at the Staples Center against the Detroit Pistons entering Friday’s day-after-Thanksgiving matinee 10-8 have been short-handed all season. By Spottrack’s count, his players have missed a combined 80 games, the third-most in the NBA behind the Orlando Magic (93) and the Lakers (83).

They have been without their star Kawhi Leonard (ACL) for this period, but they have also played without several other key players, including Marcus Morris Sr., who appeared in two games and then went on to his left in the next 15. Missed to correct the knee. ,

“Just basically training, training my knee,” Morris explained Tuesday after logging 31 minutes and his return to action had 10 points and five rebounds.

“It wasn’t anything serious, that’s what I was dealing with so they just gave me some time to train it and prepare it for the whole season and I think I used the time really well And I feel great.”

Morris’s return serves as a timely reinforcement for a Clippers team, their go-to glue boy Nicholas Batum for at least 10 days and the next three games in accordance with the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. expected to live without.

“It will probably be a lot better when Nico is back,” coach Tyrone Lew said on Tuesday before losing overtime to the Dallas Mavericks, when Morris logged 31 minutes and had 10 points and five rebounds in his return to action.

“For now, it’s going to be the same role play as Nico, with a one-minute ban and not being able to play her crazy minutes.”

After Tuesday’s game, his coach and teammates said he looked good and more importantly, Morris said he felt the same way.

“Good,” said the 32-year-old, who took 4 for 12 and took 2 for 7 from 3-point range against Mavs. “Some shots didn’t come, but it’s a part of the game. I felt like I defended well – take a month off, I thought I was looking good myself. The shots will come, the rhythm will come, I am experienced. It was great to be out.”

Morris said he is eager to contribute to the Clippers—particularly Paul George, who averages 26.4 points per game, is fourth in the NBA, and has a career in field goal percentage (46.7%) and assists (5.3). – are high too – have to have was running early, despite all the people who missed the time.

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“The team is so resilient, man,” Morris said. “With people out and about traveling a lot, a lot of sports back to back… it’s been brutal, the schedule has been brutal. But this is the NBA and I think the guys have done a great job. MVP is playing PG at level and Reggie (Jackson) is playing his (butt) and the people around him are coming and doing what they should, putting their best foot forward.

“Just bring my voice, bring my toughness,” he said, referring to the Clippers’ defensive success so far, their 102.5 defensive rating being the second-best in the league as they are only allowing 102.9 points per game, the fourth-highest. Low .

“The team is really paying attention to detail and rotation and the coach is putting them in great places and a lot of people who have been together so it is easy to communicate with people and people know where to be and we are We are doing what we have to do.”

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