Resurgence of Marcus Morris

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Maybe, just maybe, there is some magic in the Motor City.

Not only are the Detroit Pistons currently the No. 7 seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference, but they are also hitting their stride at the perfect time in the season. One of the reasons for their late season push in 2016 is none other than fifth-year pro Marcus Morris.

Even if you have missed a majority of the Pistons games as of late, but caught Tuesday evening's outing against the Oklahoma City Thunder, then you know what I'm talking about. Morris took full advantage of a Kevin Durant-less Thunder squad, attacking forward Kyle Singler early and often.

Morris finished with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting and continued a hot streak that coincides with the Pistons' current 9-4 streak. During that stretch, Morris is 81 of 157 from the field (52%) and 29 of 53 on 3-pointers (55%). He has made at least one 3-pointer in 19 consecutive games.

Morris played a total of 38 minutes on Tuesday, matching teammate Kentavious Caldwell-Pope for the most minutes played. Simultaneously, he also tied OKC's Russell Westbrook for the game-high in scoring.

Tuesday also marked the fifth time in 2015-16 in which Morris scored 20-plus points. It is a feat that he had only accomplished nine times throughout the first four years of his NBA career.

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