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The Boston Celtics lost two games in Florida this week that both included on-court disagreements between teammates. On Thursday, it was Marcus Morris shoving Jaylen Brown during a timeout in a loss to the Miami Heat. On Saturday, it was Kyrie Irving barking at Gordon Hayward after a failed final possession in a defeat to the Orlando Magic.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said we were all focused on the wrong guys when Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown got into a flareup on the Boston bench during Thursday's loss in Miami. Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart breaking up the Brown-Morris flare up was more noteworthy than anything. "I looked at it as, everyone else was watching Marcus Morris and Jaylen, how about [Marcus] Smart breaking it up?" said Stevens.
Celtics (26-15) Last week: 3 Almost a week after the report that Jimmy Butler reportedly "aggressively challenged" Brett Brown, two Celtics, Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown, had a heated confrontation on the bench during Thursday night's loss to the Heat, which ended Boston's four-game winning streak. The two had to be separated by Marcus Smart. Philadelphia isn't the only place where spirited conversations take place in the NBA … Still, the Celtics are a good, deep team with a significantly easier schedule than the Sixers' over the next month.
Marcus Morris, Jaylen Brown involved in confrontation during timeout originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com MIAMI - Boston Celtics players Marcus Morris and Jaylen Brown needed to be separated on the bench after tempers flared between the two, culminating with Morris shoving Brown, during a second quarter timeout in Thursday's game against the Miami Heat. A video captured by a fan behind the Boston bench and widely circulated on social media shows Morris and Brown exchanging words and Morris appears to tell Brown to "play harder," before teammate Marcus Smart steps between the two right as Morris delivers a firm righthanded shove to Brown.
The Boston Celtics reached the halfway mark of the 2018-19 NBA season Thursday night in their loss to the Miami Heat. After a disappointing start to the season that saw them sit at 10-10, the Celtics are now 25-16 thanks to a 15-6 record over the last 21 games. A change in the starting lineup has been the catalyst to the recent surge: Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart entered the starting five, replacing Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward.