Markieff Morris: ‘I don’t feel our fans are behind us’

Mar 1, 2015, 5:40 AM | Updated: Mar 2, 2015, 6:39 pm
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The Phoenix Suns lost badly to the San Antonio Spurs Saturday night, 101-74.

It was a game in which the team opened the first quarter with 19 percent shooting, posted a franchise-low 24 points at the half, and, despite a 33-point fourth-quarter scoring effort, could not overcome a deficit that at one time had stretched to 30-plus points.

After the game, forward Markieff Morris was disappointed — but it wasn’t directed in the way some might have thought it would be.

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San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, center, of France, is caught between Phoenix Suns defenders Jared Dudley (3) and Goran Dragic (1) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Phoenix Suns' Luis Scola, left, of Argentina, and San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson, right, chase a loose ball during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic, 1, of Slovenia, shoots as San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter (22), of Brazil, defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer talks to his players during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Budenholzer continued to fill in for San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich who is out sick. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, reacts in front of Phoenix Suns' Goran Dragic (1), of Slovenia, during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Phoenix Suns' Michael Beasley, center, is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, left, of France, and DeJuan Blair, right, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker, of France, reacts to fans during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs' Stephen Jackson (3) drives past Phoenix Suns' Michael Beasley (0) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Phoenix Suns coach Lindsey Hunter reacts to a call during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, reacts after as play as Phoenix Suns' Luis Scola, left, of Argentina, walks past during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, drives to the basket past Phoenix Suns' Marcin Gortat, center, of Poland, and Markieff Morris (11) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio won 108-99. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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