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Tristan Thompson keeps up trash talk of Marcus Morris heading into Celtics-Cavaliers game

Josue Pavon
October 02, 2018 - 12:28 pm

For the first time since their preseason exchange of trash talk, Celtics forward Marcus Morris and Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson will meet on Tuesday night at TD Garden.

Despite losing LeBron James to free agency, Thompson noted that the Cavs have reigned supreme over the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons and therefore remain the team to beat.

Morris laughed at the notion and recommended Thompson make vacation plans prior to the start of the playoffs.

According to NBC Sports Boston, Thompson loved Morris' trash talk, and added that the two big men have a rivalry that dates to high school, when Thompson faced twins Marcus and Markieff Morris. Tings only intensified during college.

"It goes all the way back to Kansas-Texas days, when we beat them at Allen Fieldhouse," Thompson explained, before adding that it's all friendly.

"I enjoy it," he said. "It's fun. It's what makes the games fun. Especially with the long season, stuff (gets) repetitive, lot of games, lot of different road trips. So it's fun when you get guys chirping."

Thompson also doubled down on his comments regarding the Cavaliers being a legitimate threat to top the East.

"Our team has changed and their team has gotten better," Thompson said. "But until the games start, I don't want to hear nothing."