Marcus Morris can play defense with the best of them, so it was no surprise that he came away unimpressed with how the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors both approached guarding LeBron James.

In Game 1 against the Boston Celtics, James had his worst offensive performance in the playoffs, finishing with 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting and seven turnovers to nine assists, mostly while being guarded by Morris.

During a sitdown with the Washington Post’s Candance Buckner, Morris was asked what he thought about the tape of how the Pacers’ and Raptors’ defenders approached the assignment.
“Them dudes can’t guard. That’s what I did pick up.”
James averaged 34.2 points on 55.3 percent shooting from the field in 11 total games against the Pacers and Raptors in two dominant series.

Morris, who is finally getting the national spotlight he deserves, didn’t take all the credit.
“It’s a team effort. 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.”
Morris will have to continue this perforance against a highly motivated LeBron, who is down 0-2 for the first time in a Eastern Conference playoff series since 2008...which was against Boston.


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