Marcus Morris denies playing for twin brother Markieff Morris in Wizards-Celtics Game 2

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Markieff Morris severely injured his ankle in Game 1 of the Wizards’ second-round series against the Celtics.

In Game 2, he excelled. Morris had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals in a block. Washington outscored Boston by 10 with him on the court and got outscored by 20 otherwise.

That drastic turnaround has sparked a conspiracy theory: Markieff’s twin brother – Marcus Morris, who plays for the Pistons – assumed Markieff’s identity in Game 2.

Marcus:

It is a funny story, but it’s absurd. There is no way they would ever –

Markieff, via Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic (hat tip: Rodger Sherman of The Ringer):

We did it before in AAU ball. … It (the jersey switch) was on the bench. It happened real quick. He had hurt his ankle but I had fouled out. I gave them a little limp back in, like I was hurt and kept playing.

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