Markieff Morris ejected for clotheslining Isaiah Canaan at the basket
Markieff Morris was ejected from Thursday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers after clotheslining the hot gravy out of Isaiah Canaan with six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
Morris, a Philadelphia native, was hit with a flagrant two foul after chasing Canaan down and hooking the 76ers guard haaard in the head. NBC Sports' Kurt Helin posted video of the incident.
In short: Canaan got rocked.
Per the Associated Press' Aaron Bracy, Morris says the foul was an honest accident: Canaan had more hops than expected.
"He got up higher than what I thought he would," Morris said. "I was trying to go for the ball. It happens."
Wizards head coach Randy Wittman backed Morris up.
"[Morris] just couldn't get there," Wittman said. "He was going to try to catch him up top. I don't think his intention was to take the guy out."
Morris left his hometown arena to a chorus of boos (his favorite crowd barometer), and the Wizards held on for 99-95 win over Philadelphia.
Don't clothesline people, people.
Dan is on Twitter. It'd be a lot cooler if you didn't clothesline anyone.