Markieff Morris sends message of support to Clippers player as he breaks shooting slump

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris offered support after his brother Marcus snapped a frustrating shooting slump on Friday night.

Marcus Morris, a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, was 6-for-9 from the field and 3-for-5 on 3-point attempts to help the Clippers defeat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of their playoff series.

That performance by Marcus Morris was in contrast to his first two games in the playoff series. In those contests, he was just 5-of-17 on field-goal attempts and an equally miserable 2-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Despite having entered the series with home-court advantage, the Clippers had dropped the first two games to the Mavericks on their home court and badly needed Friday night’s victory.

As twin brothers, both Markieff and Marcus Morris share an especially close bond that’s included playing together as members of the Phoenix Suns.

However, if the Clippers and Lakers happen to reach the conference finals, the two brothers will be pitted against each other in fighting for a berth in the NBA Finals. If that clash materializes, Markieff Morris may be hoping that his brother’s cold shooting returns.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.