Morris finished Sunday's Game 4 against the Suns with 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and six assists. Morris got the start in place of Facundo Campazzo, and while he was productive in 35 minutes, he finished as a team-worst minus-17 in the seven-point loss. Overall, it was a disappointing, four-game sweep for the Nuggets, but Morris played well in Games 3 and 4, totaling 40 points, 11 assists and five three-pointers. With Jamal Murray (knee) set to miss a large portion of the 2021-22 campaign, Morris could find himself in an elevated role to begin next season.
Morris will start Sunday's Game 4 against the Suns, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. With their backs against the wall, the Nuggets will shake up the starting five and go with Morris and Will Barton in the backcourt, while Facundo Campazzo and Austin Rivers move to the bench. Morris struggled to begin the series, but he broke out for 21 points and three three-pointers in Friday's Game 3.
Morris had 21 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and five assists in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Suns. Morris really struggled through the first two games of the series, scoring just five points on 2-of-17 shooting (1-7 3Pt). He was able to break out of that mini-slump Friday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Nuggets from falling behind 0-3 in the series. Morris saw 30 minutes of action off the bench, while starter Facundo Campazzo played only 18 minutes, so that playing-time split will be something to monitor as Sunday's Game 4 approaches.
Morris notched 22 points (8-16 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-5 FT), nine assists, four rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes off the bench in Thursday's win over the Blazers. Morris was one of Denver's best players in Game 6 and looked absolutely impressive off the bench, ending just one dime away from a double-double but also surpassing the 20-point mark for the second game in a row. The point guard averaged 15.3 points per game during the first-round series and should be in line for a sizable role off the bench again during the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals.
Morris scored 28 points (7-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 10-11 FT), five assists, three rebounds and a steal across 41 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's double-overtime win over the Trail Blazers. Morris took advantage of an extended run to post a season-high scoring output, and the point guard played a big role in the team's win despite not starting. The former Iowa State standout has scored in double digits in four of his five playoff appearances to date, though this is the first game he surpassed the 20-point plateau since April 9, when he had 21 points in a win over the Spurs. He's averaging 14.0 points per game during the current series.
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