PHOENIX — The Latest on the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris (all times local):

1:20 p.m.

Closing arguments are underway in the aggravated assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris.

The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat 36-year-old Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. An Arizona grand jury indicted the NBA players on felony aggravated assault charges.

Jurors began hearing testimony on Sept. 18.

Hood testified last week that he initially said both brothers were assailants. He later changed his statement to say Markieff did not assault him but was in the vicinity.

The jury will begin deliberating after a prosecutor and defense attorneys finish closing arguments.

The twin brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA if convicted.


7:18 a.m.

Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Thursday for the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris.

The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015.

Hood testified last week his relationship with the twins became strained because of a misinterpreted text message.

The Morris brothers face the possibility of prison time and discipline from the NBA if convicted.

Marcus plays for the Boston Celtics and Markieff is with the Washington Wizards. They are missing the start of NBA training camp, which began Tuesday.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge says officials have been in contact with Marcus throughout the trial.