The Denver Nuggets defeated the Boston Celtics on Monday night behind a 48-point effort from Jamal Murray.
In the game’s waning seconds, Murray popped one final three in an attempt to clear 50 points.
Kyrie Irving took issue with the shot, calling it a “bulls— move” after the game.
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray had himself a night on Monday, putting up a career-high 48 points against the Boston Celtics to lead his team to a comfortable 115-107 win over the best team in the Eastern Conference.
With his 48 points, which included a 19-point fourth quarter, Murray did just enough to secure Denver the win. But stuck at 48 in the game’s waning seconds, when both teams appeared to have mutually agreed to let the clock run out, Murray couldn’t resist putting up a three-point buzzer beater for a shot at clearing 50.
Jamal Murray, stuck on 48 points, attempted a shot for 51 instead of running out the clock. Celtics were pissed 👀… (via @DimeUPROXX) pic.twitter.com/CvqidP3DRF
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 6, 2018
Murray’s desire to hit 50+ points is understandable — it’s a feat relatively few in the NBA have accomplished — but his breaking of what could best be described as an “unwritten rule” of the league did not sit well with some of the Celtics, especially Kyrie Irving.
After the whistle, Irving threw the ball into the crowd, presumably so Murray couldn’t keep it to mark the occasion.
Kyrie threw the ball into the crowd after Jamal Murray’s attempt to make 50-points as the game ended pic.twitter.com/Vbx3oNxmaf
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 6, 2018
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After the game, Irving was asked about his frustration with Murray.
“I mean, what kind of competitor wouldn’t it bother?” Irving told the media. “I understand if we fouled him, going to the free throw line. … I don’t want to make a big deal out of it.”
“Obviously, I was pissed at the game, but it’s time to decompress and move on. 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 …read more
Source:: Business Insider