Marcus Morris Rips Raptors, Pacers For Not Being Able To Guard LeBron Like He Can

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Marcus Morris is a confident guy.

The Boston Celtics forward was faced with the daunting task of trying to slow down LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals, so he looked back at James’ two previous series to get some tips.

He wasn’t impressed with the Toronto Raptors or Indiana Pacers effort.

“Them dudes can’t guard,” said Morris, according to The Washington Post’s Candace Buckner. “That’s what I did pick up.”

Through 7 games against the Indiana Pacers and four against the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James averaged 34.2 points on 55.3 percent shooting from the field with nine assists per game.  Just gaudy numbers for a guy in his 15th season.
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics contained LeBron with several defenders, which led to him only scoring 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting. He also recorded seven turnovers to nine assists, and the Cavs were down by more than 20 points for much of the game.

“It’s a team effort,” Morris said of Boston’s defensive strategy after Game 1. “It’s not just me. Everybody played their part in guarding him. He’s obviously the best player in the game, and you need multiple guys and a team to guard him an entire game. I just think we did a great job of that.”

Given his past, it’s never a good idea to poke the sleeping bear that is LeBron James.

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