2. Marcus Morris isn’t going to be swept
Shortly after the Celtics’ win, Marcus Morris — surrounded by media in the locker room — was asked about the only other time he was in the playoffs. Morris made the 2015-16 postseason as a member of the Detroit Pistons, but the Pistons were smacked by the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James in four games.
Sunday’s game, in other words, was Morris’ first playoff win of his eight-year career.
“God damn, we got swept, didn’t we?” Morris asked rhetorically. “Game 1 man. We can’t dwell on this game. We have to try to protect home court and keep going forward.”
Of all the players who performed well on Sunday, Morris seemed especially excited — turning and yapping to the crowd whenever he did something well. Over the last few weeks, Morris has made a point of praising the city of Boston and the coaching staff.
“Brad is a great coach,” Morris said on Monday. “I love playing for him. I’m able to keep my confidence, and it’s paying off for me.”