Markieff Morris ejected for clotheslining Isaiah Canaan at the basket

Published Mar. 18, 2016 11:11 a.m. EDT

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.

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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.


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