Lakers’ Markieff Morris Says Hawks Game ‘Was a Trap’ After LeBron James’ Injury
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris took a shot at the NBA’s scheduling following L.A.’s 99-94 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
According to Broderick Turner of Yahoo Sports, Morris said:
“They set us with a trap game, whatever you want to call it. I don’t care how the NBA feel about it.
“It was a trap game playing 20-year-olds at 12 o’clock in the afternoon. They trapped us. We just couldn’t really find it. Me, personally, I find all my shots were short. I end up making some late in the game, but throughout the game just really can’t get over the hump.”
In an odd scheduling quirk, the Lakers played a home game against Atlanta that started at 12:30 p.m. local time. No other game on Saturday’s schedule started earlier than 8 p.m. ET.
While the Lakers lost the game, they suffered an even bigger loss when LeBron James suffered a high-ankle sprain when Hawks forward Solomon Hill dove into his leg during a scramble for a loose ball.
As a result, James will miss an indefinite amount of time.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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