Boston Celtics 5th quarter: Marcus Morris comes up clutch in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Marcus Morris
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: Marcus Morris /

Marcus Morris turned into Mr. Clutch in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics won their 13th consecutive game Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Nets gave the Boston Celtics everything they could handle, but at the end the green ran off to a 109-102 victory at the Barclays Center led by a clutch performance by Marcus Morris.

Sure, the mask version of Kyrie Irving was back, but when the Celtics needed a basket in the fourth quarter, it was Morris who stepped up.

In recording his first double-double as a member of the Celtics, the veteran forward put the stop on Brooklyn’s attempt to end Boston’s winning streak by scoring 11 of his 21 points in the last frame of the game.

His mid-range game, as well as his ability to knock down 3’s helped the Celtics build a double-digit lead during a period where the Nets had Boston’s bench on the ropes.  In fact, Morris hot hand allowed for Brad Stevens to keep his other starters, Irving, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum on the bench a bit longer.

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In just his sixth game, Marcus Morris has already made valuable contributions during the Celtics winning streak.  Not only was he clutch in the games against Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Toronto, he has provided some big clutch shots at the end of games.  This was on full display Wednesday night as he helped lead the team to their 13th consecutive victory.

What was said after the game 

Part of the reason for Marcus Morris being so effective is his conditioning.  After missing the first few games due to a knee injury and being out of shape, the veteran has definitely gotten his legs back.  Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens touched on Morris’s production following the game.

"“Yeah he never wants to come out,” Stevens said, via  “We need his scoring.  If you look at where we are right ow as a team and what our biggest needs are, shooting and scoring from another guy is huge.  We’re going to need Marcus so it was really good to see him make those plays late.”"

Next up, the Golden State Warriors 

The Boston Celtics return home Thursday night to take on, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and the Golden State Warriors.

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The team will look to show the defending NBA champions that they have something to worry about as they look to win 14 in a row.