Celtics' Marcus Morris May Be In NBA Sixth Man Of The Year Conversation

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- It was another efficient game for Celtics reserve Marcus Morris Tuesday in a narrow win over the Pistons.

Morris had 15 points and 9 rebounds against his old team, and he's averaging better than 14 and 7 in his 25 minutes per this season.

But, most noteworthy, the forward's shooting better than ever. Morris's 49 percent efficiency from the field, 48 percent from 3-point range, and 86 percent from the free throw line all mark career-highs, which is part of why his coach Brad Stevens believes Morris may eventually be in the Sixth Man of the Year conversation.

"He's an awfully good one, playing at a high level, and it wouldn't surprise me if a lot of our guys get in that conversation, but certainly the way he's started the season has been really, really good," Stevens said.

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Celts will lean on Morris again tonight when they host the 7-0 Bucks at the Garden at 8 p.m.

He struggled against Milwaukee in last April's seven-game series win to open the playoffs and, knowing Morris, that may be on his mind tonight.

The C's have won three straight.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

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