Marcus Morris, Markieff Morris - The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Lawyers for NBA twins question prosecutor's case

September 18, 2017 - 8:18 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Defense lawyers insist that NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris had nothing to do with a 2015 beating that resulted in felony assault charges against them.

Their lawyers delivered opening statements in a Phoenix courtroom in which they put blame on others and questioned the motives of the victim.

Marcus Morris' defense attorney Tim Epstein said witness statements that are the basis for the prosecution's case are "entirely inconsistent and incompatible with the truth."

The twin brothers could face prison time and discipline from the NBA if convicted, including a minimum 10 games of suspension.

Markieff now plays for the Washington Wizards, and Marcus was a key offseason addition for the Boston Celtics.

Comments ()