NBA Twitter believes Marcus Morris deliberately stepped on Luka Doncic’s injured ankle

Marcus Morris added a layer of controversy to the Clippers’ 154-111 win on Tuesday, whether or not he meant to or not.

Within the third quarter of Los Angeles’ Sport 5 victory towards the Mavericks — and together with his group already holding a large lead — Morris stepped on the sprained left ankle of Luka Doncic, igniting Twitter tirades within the course of.

Listed below are a number of angles of the incident in query, which got here simply after the beginning of the second half and with the Clippers holding an 81-52 lead.

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Doncic left Sport three of the first-round collection and was a game-time resolution to play in Sport four on Sunday. He helped Dallas overcome a 20-point deficit in a 135-133 win to even the collection at 2-2, placing up 43 factors, 17 rebounds and 13 assists.

After the sport, Morris denied that he went after Doncic, saying he performs basketball “with a degree of respect for myself and different gamers.”

I play this sport with a degree of respect for myself and different gamers. To suppose I’d attempt to injure any person is loopy to me. 10 years going towards the perfect. I stand on morals and arduous work. I compete and go away it on the market each sport.

— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) August 26, 2020

It is powerful to say definitively that he focused Doncic’s ankle. However his personal historical past of overly aggressive performs has definitely executed him no favors amongst doubters, of which there are a lot of on Twitter.

Listed below are among the extra incendiary social media reactions to the incident:

Marcus Morris knew precisely what he was doing there and needs to be suspended for Sport 6

— Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) August 26, 2020

Marcus Morris is being known as soiled for falling onto Luka Dončić‘s ankle

Possibly it was an accident 🤷🏻‍♂️

It’s not like he’s fallen like that earlier than whereas making an attempt to drive his knee into one other participant’s head

Uhhhh … oh #MFFL pic.twitter.com/JZC9WdXymS

— T̷R̷O̷Y̷ ̷H̷U̷G̷H̷E̷S̷ (@TommySledge) August 26, 2020

That was soiled, Marcus Morris.

— Stephen Cohen (@scohenSEA) August 26, 2020

An NBA basketball court docket is four,700 sq. toes, and Marcus Morris steps immediately on Luka’s publicly injured left ankle… coincidence? You inform me. pic.twitter.com/U6Mfb2fD5e

— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) August 26, 2020

What Marcus Morris simply did was clearly and clearly intentional & is totally outrageous.

The longer term face of the league & you deliberately attempt to re-injure his ankle. The league has to take a look at that.

— nick wright (@getnickwright) August 26, 2020

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