Clippers' Marcus Morris ejected after drilling Ja Morant in face in loss to Grizzlies
Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris was ejected from their game against the Memphis Grizzlies after he hit Ja Morant in the face while Morant was on his way up for a dunk.
Morris, in the third quarter of their 135-109 loss at FedExForum, went to contest a Morant dunk attempt up at the rim. Instead of hitting the ball, however, Morris’ right hand connected directly with Morant’s face — which sent Morant sprawling to the court.
Morris was assessed a flagrant 2 foul, and immediately ejected. He finished the night with three points and four rebounds while shooting just 1-of-6 from the field.
"That's a dangerous play," Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said, via SBNation's Parker Fleming. "The refs reviewed it and made the correct call."
The Clippers trailed for nearly all of the contest on Tuesday night outside of a brief lead in the opening minutes before the Grizzlies cruised to the blowout 26-point win. Morant led Memphis with 30 points and seven rebounds while shooting 12-of-19 from the field, and Jaren Jackson dropped 26 points with 11 rebounds.