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Markieff Morris: Celtics have never been better than Wizards

Washington Wizards v Boston Celtics - Game Seven

BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: Markieff Morris #5 of the Washington Wizards drives against Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Wizards’ results in their three seasons with Markieff Morris:

  • 41-41, missed playoffs
  • 49-33, lost second round (to the Celtics)
  • 43-39, lost first round

Boston’s results in the same span:

  • 48-34, lost first round
  • 53-29, lost conference finals
  • 55-27, lost conference finals

But Morris is staying right on brand.

Morris, via NBC Sports Washington:

Boston has never been better than us. The record shows, but internally, we don’t think they were better than us last year. But we’ve just got to play up to our ability, and we’re better than anybody in the East.

These types of (absurd) public proclamations could be motivating. If this helps the Wizards, more power to them.

But they keep saying things like this and fizzling on the court. It’s hard to believe this is working for them.