Markieff Morris had a pretty good statline in this one: 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists. He wasn’t that far away from a triple-double. That’s cool. This is the Markieff that Wizards fans shows up every game, the kind that shoots efficiently from the field and only beats up bystanders when the situation calls for it.
But I’d just like to interject for a moment. Morris took fifteen shots, while Otto Porter only took seven. I get that Morris is the “aggressive” one who often looks to score, while Porter is the “passive” one who opportunistically waits for shots, but this isn’t the way it should be. If the Wizards want to win this series, they need to make sure that Porter is the second option on offense behind Beal. I called Porter a bust in his rookie year because he was scoring like 2 PPG, but I’ve done a complete 360 on him and believe that he has unlocked star potential as long as John Wall isn’t out there pretending like he has a reliable jumper. You know who has a reliable jumper? Otto Porter. And Markieff Morris sometimes.