O brother, where art thou?
A day after the nation celebrated Siblings Day on Thursday, Hawks point guard Jeff Teague abused baby brother Marquis in Friday’s game at Brooklyn by hitting him with a filthy killer-crossover and breaking his ankles, leaving lil bro on his ass.
Check it out for yourself:
Big bro must have been too hype from mixing lil bro because Jeff smoked the reverse layup he usually easily converts.
Marquis, a second-year point guard who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2012 draft, was acquired by the Nets earlier this season on Jan. 21 when he was traded from Chicago to Brooklyn in exchange for Tornike Shengelia. Usually the fourth-string point guard, Marquis got extra playing time against his brother on Friday since starting guards Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston were both out and third-stringer Jorge Gutierrez got in foul trouble early.
Jeff, meanwhile, is in his fifth year in the NBA and is having the best season of his career, averaging 16.5 points and 6.8 assists per game. He dropped 22 points last night to help lift Atlanta to a 93-88 win, snapping Brooklyn’s 15-game home win streak in the process.
The Hawks’ win puts them one game away from clinching their seventh straight playoff berth. They will clinch the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference with either another win or Knicks loss, which ever comes first.