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Marcus Morris Sr. continued his outstanding play this season by joining the coveted 50/40/90 club last night against the Memphis Grizzlies, hitting all four of his free throws to join the lofty company this week.

For those unaware, the 50/40/90 club is an informal but highly-regarded group of players who manage to average 50% shooting from the floor, 40% from three, and 90% from the free throw line. Many players have achieved briefly, and 35 games in, Mook's achievement is not a small one.

Only a handful of players have achieved the distinction of finishing a season in the club, a very short list indeed, including:
  • Stephen Curry with the Golden State Warriors
  • Kevin Durant with the Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Mark Price with the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Reggie Miller with the Indiana Pacers
  • Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns
  • Dirk Nowitzki with the Dallas Mavericks
plus one other guy you may have heard of, who did it not once but twice (1985-86 and 1986-87), A certain hick from French Lick, Larry Bird

Only Steve Nash logged more seasons in the club, with four to his record, retiring just shy of having a career in the club at 49/43/90.



It's unrealistic to think Morris Sr. will finish the season with such gaudy numbers, but it's not out of the question - and with how the Boston Celtics have been struggling lately, they can use as close to that as they can get. Until then, cheers, Marcus - you're in the best of company, quite literally.

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Image: Joe Murphy/NBAE; video: Boston Celtics, Tomasz Kordylewski
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Justinquinnn 12/30/2018 01:31:00 PM Edit
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