The Celtics and Wizards have played barely more than one game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series, but there has already been plenty of drama. Which, perhaps shouldn't have been a surprise given their dustups during the regular season.
During the second quarter of Game 1, Al Horford closed out on a Markieff Morris jumper, and as Morris landed, he came down on on Horford's foot, rolling his ankle pretty badly. Morris didn't return to the game, as the Celtics game back from a 16-0 deficit to win.
Before Game 2, which Morris ended up starting, the Wizards power forward indicated he would go right up to Horford and ask if it was intentional.
While it's not clear what was said during their meeting, which did end up happening, it seems Morris was not pleased. Only minutes into Game 2, Morris tossed Horford to the ground along the baseline.
Markieff Morris throwing Al Horford just minutes into Game 2 pic.twitter.com/7wttN5568H— Dane Carbaugh (@danecarbaugh) May 3, 2017
Horford crashed into the photographers seated along the baseline, but there was no sort of technical or flagrant called.
With as many as five games possibly left in this series after tonight, there figures to be plenty more drama to follow.