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At the end of Denver’s 115-107 win over Boston on Monday night, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray – who had already scored a career-high 48 points – tried to join the NBA’s 50-point club by launching a three-pointer at the buzzer.
Since Murray’s team was already comfortably ahead and the game was no longer in doubt, the Celtics viewed the extra shot as a violation of an unwritten rule in the NBA.
Boston guard Kyrie Irving wound up with the ball and he fired it up into the stands before marching off the court instead of allowing the Nuggets to collect it and give it to Murray to commemorate his career night.
Ayer en el juego de los Boston Celtics contra los Denver Nuggets, Jamal Murray tiró desde la línea de 3 para pasar los 50 pts cuando ya el juego estaba seguro para los Denver Nuggets con una ventaja de 107-115.
Kyrie Irving no lo tomó muy bien que digamos.
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— John Herrera (@johnaherreram) November 6, 2018
Speaking about it afterward, Irving was still heated about Murray going for 50 when the game was already out of reach.
“Obviously, I was pissed at the game, but it’s time to decompress and move on,” Irving said. “Congratulations to him having 48 points. He did it in a great fashion against us. Our defense has to be better, especially against a player like that in the pick-and-roll. He was the primary concern tonight and he made us pay in certain instances of making some tough shots and some tough layups. But the ball deserves to go in the crowd after a bullsh*t move like that. So I threw it in the crowd.”
— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) November 6, 2018
Irving’s teammate Jaylen Brown said Murray’s actions were “disrespectful” to the Celtics.
Jaylen Brown on Jamal Murray’s shot at the end of regulation to attempt to score 51 points. Brown calls the shot disrespectful as well. pic.twitter.com/CrfzNUugrW
— Duvalier Johnson (@DuvalierJohnson) November 6, 2018
If the Celtics didn’t want Murray to go for 51 points by shooting a three-pointer at the buzzer, they probably shouldn’t have let him score the first 48. The teams play again on March 18 in Boston.Read the full story at ESPN