Playing alongside that guy who looks just like him is making it easy for Marcus Morris to fit in with the Phoenix Suns in a hurry.
He matched his career high with four 3-pointers, in five attempts, and scored 16 points in his fifth game with Phoenix, helping the Suns win their third in a row with a 92-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Identical twin brother Markieff Morris added 11 points as Phoenix snapped Atlanta's four-game winning streak. Wesley Johnson scored 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter for the Suns.
Marcus Morris, who came to Phoenix in a trade-deadline deal with Houston, played the entire fourth quarter, an example of how important to the team he has already become.
''It's self-explanatory. Y'all know,'' he said afterward. ''Playing with my brother, man, it brings the best out of both of us. The toughness, I just feel comfortable with him on the court. As you can tell, I know none of the plays and he's telling me the plays while it's happening. Just the connection, it's there for me.''
The win came two nights after the Suns stunned the Spurs in San Antonio.
Phoenix interim coach Lindsey Hunter said that Marcus Morris still has a lot to learn about the Suns' system, ''but they were outstanding.''
''They played really well, played really hard,'' Hunter said. ''I thought defensively they were good.''
Goran Dragic had 19 points for Phoenix before leaving with a lower back bruise with 4:44 left in the third quarter. The Suns don't play for four days and Dragic said he thought he'd be fine by then.
Al Horford scored 20 and Kyle Korver 17 for Atlanta on the fourth stop of a six-game road trip. Josh Smith managed just five points on 2-of-11 shooting and committed five turnovers but had 10 rebounds.
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