Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Suns Suspend Morris

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: Suns Suspend Morris

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The Phoenix Suns suspended forward Markieff Morris two games without pay Thursday for what was termed "conduct detrimental to the team."

The suspension came a day after Morris threw a towel toward coach Jeff Hornacek in the fourth quarter of a 104-96 home loss to the Denver Nuggets.

"My frustration got the best of me last night," Morris tweeted Thursday. "It won't happen again. I apologize to Jeff. My teammates told me I hit Coach with the towel. In no way was that towel intended for him. I just want to help my team win so much. That's my focus moving forward."

He included the hashtag "Foe" short for "family over everything." Morris has repeatedly tweeted his desire in the offseason to be traded after the Suns dealt twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons.

Morris had six points on two-of-eight shooting and one rebound in 12 minutes against Denver. The Suns were outscored by 13 points when he was on the floor.

"He's mad about not playing," Hornacek said after the game. …

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