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