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Markieff Morris has the quote of the year on Wizards blowing out the Celtics

Markieff Morris has the quote of the year on Wizards blowing out the Celtics

The Wizards went on a 26-0 run to take control of Game 4 against the Celtics in the third quarter and ultimately tie the series up at 2-2. Head coach Scott Brooks said it might have been their best stretch of basketball this season.

That was a great perspective. But Markieff Morris definitely summed it up best. Morris described afterwards what was going through his mind during the run. He didn't mince his words.

"Blow them the f--- out. Just keep pressing them. Go up by 50 if we can. That's the mindset I feel like all of us had," he said.

That's an exceptional quote. Morris also said he couldn't remember if he had ever been involved in a 26-0 run. But, naturally, he thought this one was a lot of fun.

"The crowd was into it and that really ignited us. I didn't even know it was 26-0," he said.

Morris ended up with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in the 121-102 victory. He also had another great quote on the Celtics continuing to switch their starting lineup at the forward position between Amir Johnson, who started Game 4, and Gerald Green who started Game 3.

"Either way, they're in a lose-lose switching that guy," Morris said.

Okay, one more honest Morris quote for good measure:

"We're the better team and we feel like we've been the better team."

Morris is one of the best quotes in town.

[RELATED: Ted, Zach Leonsis wear Oubre jerseys to Game 4]

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Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura tops the list of jersey sales in Japan

Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura tops the list of jersey sales in Japan

Today the NBA announced that Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura has the most popular jersey in Japan.

Sales from NBAStore.jp, the official online NBA store in Japan, put Hachimura at the top of the list, followed by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. The rankings were based on online sales during the 2019-2020 NBA season through January.

Hachimura's ranking shouldn't come as a surprise, as the rookie became the first Japanese-born player selected in the first round of the NBA draft when the Wizards took him ninth overall last summer.

Not only was Hachimura the top-selling jersey, but he also accounted for 24% of all jersey sales. Additionally, the Wizards made up 13% of all team merchandise sales. 

The Lakers topped the list of most popular team merchandise, followed by the Wizards and the Warriors. The Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks rounded out the top five.

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Report: Steph Curry will return from hand surgery against Wizards

Report: Steph Curry will return from hand surgery against Wizards

Steph Curry will return to game action when the Golden State Warriors host the Wizards on Sunday night, The Athletic reported Tuesday. The game will come almost four months to the day after Curry broke his left hand during a collision with Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes on Oct. 30.

The Warriors (12-14) enter play Tuesday with the worst record in the NBA having played most of the season without Curry or shooting guard Klay Thompson, who tore his ACL during the NBA Finals last summer.

Curry was cleared for contact Saturday and told reporters that March 1 had been his target date for a while.

"It's always been March 1," Curry said, per ESPN's Nick Friedell. "But that for me mostly is just to give you a target. You have to have something to work towards in the rehab process because that gives you a barometer for each week, what you're building towards."

The Wizards are hoping for the healthy returns of Davis Bertans (sore right knee) and Thomas Bryant (right foot) to the lineup against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday and will presumably go into Sunday’s contest with a clean injury report outside John Wall.

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