Celtics’ Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for throwing ball into stands

Murray drops career-high 48 points in win over Celtics

The Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray ended his game vs. the Boston Celtics with 48 points, but attempted a last-second uncontested shot to make it 50.

After Murray's missed attempt at 50, the ball landed near Irving, who took it and threw it into the crowd out of frustration.

To be fair to Irving, he praised Murray's performance, and after the game, veterans on Murray's team gave him a talking to about taking that final shot. He did it in a great fashion against us.

"What kind of competitor wouldn't it bother?" he snapped. "He was a primary concern tonight and he made us pay in certain instances of just making some tough shots and some tough layups".

"Everybody knew I was trying to go for 50 at that point".

Still irked following the game, Irving explained his actions.

This isn't the first time Murray's landed himself in some hot water at the end of a sure Nuggets win. "So, I threw it in the crowd".

Jamal Murray had 48 points Monday night with time winding down and the outcome no longer in doubt, when he launched a three-pointer in an effort to crack the 50-point barrier.

"I really wasn't meaning no disrespect".

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. "I just lose myself sometimes".

Murray's previous career high was 38 points, tallied against the Blazers in January. "It was just a fun game and my emotions took over".

Kyrie Irving was not happy Monday night. The teams play again on March 18 in Boston.



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