DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 5: Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets defends as Kyrie Irving (11) of the Boston Celtics passes during the second half of the Nuggets' 115-107 win on Monday, November 5, 2018. Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets had a game and career high 48 points. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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“Bullsh*t Move”: Kyrie Irving Upset After Nuggets Player Violates Unwritten Rule

Jamal Murray took a shot at the buzzer to get 50 points with Denver already in position to win.

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.

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.”

Irving’s teammate Jaylen Brown said Murray’s actions were “disrespectful” to the Celtics.

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.

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