Things got personal between Paul Millsap and Markieff Morris. At least that’s what the Hawks’ All-Star said during his post-game press conference when he caught wind that Morris called him a “crybaby” after Atlanta’s 116-98 Game 3 win over the Washington Wizards on Saturday.
(Please note Dennis Schroder’s reaction.)
Wizards' Markieff Morris called Hawks' Paul Millsap a "crybaby" after Game 3. Millsap and Dennis Schroder with the priceless reaction... pic.twitter.com/VyxUGpbO4U— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 23, 2017
“It definitely got personal now, yes,” Millsap smiled. “I mean, I don’t care. So what. Take this loss and go back to the hotel. And get ready for the next game.”
Millsap torched the Wizards on Saturday, pouring on a game-high 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting, as well as 14 rebounds, five assists two blocks and a steal. He shot five-of-nine from the foul line in Game 3 after attempting 26 combined free throws in Games 1 and 2.
It’s those foul calls, at least in the first two games, that likely prompted Morris’ post-game remarks.
Markieff Morris on Millsap: "He just did more for his team. He's a crybaby. Get all the calls & you a crybaby."— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) April 23, 2017
The Hawks built a 25-point first-quarter lead and held on all game long in their win over the Wizards. Maybe Washington should worry about bigger things than name-calling.