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The wizards Markieff Morris got away from pulling Seth Curry's shorts from the bench under the key game

Markieff Morris and Bradley Beal celebrate during overtime of the wizards in Portland on Monday. (1 9 Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer)…


Markieff Morris and Bradley Beal celebrate during overtime of the wizards in Portland on Monday. (1

9 Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer)

Markieff Morris scored 28 points in career high six pointers, including two in overtime, to help the guides open their West Coast road trip with a 125-124 victory in Portland on Monday night. He was also left with an unsportsmanlike act that could have resulted in Washington’s most unbelievable loss, as Steve Buckhantz shouted “Not possible!” Following Michael Ruffin, Morris Peterson assisted summer-beater 2007.

Bradley Beal tied Monday’s game at Portland Moda Center with a three-pointer with seven seconds to play in regulation. On Trail Blazer’s subsequent possession, spotman Damian Lillard ran into the track and had his potential game-winning shot rejected by Beal to force overtime.

Let’s take a closer look at Morris, who was checked out of the game, at Trail Blazer’s playoffs. When Lillard approached the midfield, Morris raised in front of the wizard’s bench, with his left foot on the sideline. Portland guard Seth Curry came to a stop in front of Morris in the left corner, his eyes on Lillard and ready for a potential passport that would never come. When Lillard started driving from the top of the key, Morris hit behind Curry’s shorts. Surprised, Curry reached back and then pulled both his arms in the air. Lillard drove into the runway, Beal rejected his shot and Morris pumped his fist for celebration.

While Lillard probably did not intend to bow the ball on the game, officials had seen Morris pull on Curry’s shorts on Monday, they could have assessed him a technical error to disturb a player on the court. #SoWizards would hardly begin to describe the impossible to lose on a couple of technical free throws for an attempt to swap.

Morris is still possible to be disciplined by the league. In January 2017, NBA praised the guides and assistant coach Sidney Lowe a total of $ 20,000 after Lowe trampled on the court during the final seconds of a 113-110 Washington win at Madison Square Garden. Lowe managed to confuse Knicks’s guard Courtney Lee to the game, leading Lee to pass a potential betting shot.

“I thought it was one of their players because I was ready to shoot and in my periphery you see a body there and he says,” I’m here! I’m just here! I got your stunt! “Lee said about Lowe after the match.” Usually in baskettminology, it’s a gear or I’ll jump out, so I shot faktade and drove. I would still have shot the shot. “

Bench mix is ​​not new, but it’s rare that you see it in the last second of a close game. In 2015, Rajon Rondo hit Wesley Johnson’s shorts from the bench. In the end, Rondo fined $ 25,000 to lay off his foot when he sat on the bench in an attempt to travel to Boston’s Jae Crowder after a basketball in a playoff game. High troubles between two players at the court are much more common. The NBA praised JR Smith $ 50,000 for “recurring incidents of unsportsmanlike behavior” after Smith repeatedly loosened the opponents’ shoes during play. Wizard’s guard Kelly Oubre Jr. pulled the same prank on Cleveland’s Rodney Hood last season.

The wizards attend to keep Portland odd. Three of their last four trips to Rip City have demanded overtime and Beal scored 51 points in one game under the span determined as a rule. Monday’s victory was of the same points (125-124) as Washi ngton’s overt overtime win in Portland, March 2017. Morris hit a summer beat in the game that officials later acknowledged should not have calculated because Morris had gone out of bounds. If you are going to stop for a West Coast Wizards game next season, make it better team travel to Portland.

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