Marcus Morris speaks on his feud with Joel Embiid during the New York Knicks’ loss on Wednesday to the Philadelphia 76ers.
On Wednesday night, the New York Knicks traveled to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. It was the first of their very tough upcoming stretch of games.
Including this one, the Knicks’ next 11 opponents are all playoff teams from last year.
In the second quarter of what was to be the Knicks’ 11th loss of the year, Marcus Morris and Sixers forward Joel Embiid got into a little bit of a spat. Morris may have been a little bit too physical with Embiid, but claimed he was “flopping.”
How the Marcus Morris-Joel Embiid skirmish would be handled in each NBA decade:
80s: A fun moment for all to enjoy.
90s: A misdemeanor, one everybody secretly loves.
***Malice in the Palace occurs
00s: A felony.
10s: A full-out national security breach. #NewYorkForever pic.twitter.com/QH1yJkpvBB
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) November 21, 2019
"He's too big to be flopping"
– Marcus Morris on his run-in with Joel Embiid ? pic.twitter.com/e2GzjPj10l
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“He’s too big to be flopping,” Morris said. “He’s just flopping … I’m not the one that’s going to take that. He knows that. He knows what I’m about.”
In the 109-104 loss, Morris racked up team-highs in points, rebounds, assists, and minutes. Through 40 minutes on the floor, he dropped 22 points, snatched 13 rebounds, and dished out six assists. He did this all on 38.1% shooting from the field and 57.1% from behind the arc.
The Knicks actually shot better than the Sixers, making 47% of their shots as opposed to Philly’s 43%. However, the Sixers moved the ball better (30 assisted baskets) and won the turnover battle. Philly totaled 10 turnovers compared to the Knicks’ 14.
New York is now 4-11 on the year. They won two of their previous three games prior to this past loss. Sitting in dead last in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks will take on the San Antonio Spurs this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET.