Marcus Morris was ejected during the first quarter of Game 6 for a hit on Luka Doncic.
Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris was ejected late in the first quarter of Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks for a flagrant foul on Luka Doncic.
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While going up for a layup with one minute left in the first quarter, Morris hit Doncic hard on a layup attempt.
"I think he got ejected because he's Marcus, to be honest," Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told ESPN during a sideline interview after the first quarter. "I thought he made a play on the ball and his hand followed through. It happens in every game. We can't worry about that."
Donic and Morris have been physical throughout this first-round series. During Game 5, many fans thought Morris intentionally stepped on Doncic's injured ankle. He spoke about the response earlier this week: "Somebody would actually really like try to make a case for me trying to hurt another player intentionally," Morris said. "I stand on respect, morals and hard work, and my family watching [me play] this game.
"One thing I am not is a dirty player," Morris added. "And I hang my hat on being a hard worker. I am a respected man in this league and I hope that people look at that and know me as who I am and I would never go that far, trying to hurt somebody. I just think that's absurd and it's just too far."