Marcus Morris explains why he called out his team

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The loss was one thing, the comments from Marcus Morris after were another.

Morris' declaration following the Celtics' defeat at the hands of the Clippers Saturday night helped punctuate what appears to be a dysfunctional C's roster.

Brad Stevens said he got asked about when he lets go of tough losses like the two LA games. "When I die they’ll be gone. Those piss you off. And if it doesn’t, then you’re not in a good place. That’s why I don’t care what Marcus said. It’s not fun when you lose those games."

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_)
February 11, 2019

So when the Celtics got together for practice at the Auerbach Center Monday afternoon it was only natural both Morris and his teammates were going to be asked to expand on the idea that Boston was far from a cohesive bunch.

Speaking to reporters, Morris chalked up the speech to simply wanting to live up to the Celtics lofty expectations.

Marcus Morris on his comments:“Eight years I've been in the league, I never even thought I could win a championship with the teams I was on. And this team I feel a lot different about, and I just want to push us to that position."Full Mook ------ pic.twitter.com/mUaBih0DfL

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 11, 2019

Brad Stevens downplayed the impact and importance of Morris' words.

Brad Stevens said he got asked about when he lets go of tough losses like the two LA games. "When I die they’ll be gone. Those piss you off. And if it doesn’t, then you’re not in a good place. That’s why I don’t care what Marcus said. It’s not fun when you lose those games."

— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 11, 2019

In other news, Kyrie Irving (knee) and Aron Baynes (foot) will not be traveling with the Celtics to Philadelphia for their game against the Sixers Tuesday night.