Kyrie Irving calls BS on Jamal Murray's late shot at 50 points

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray during the second half against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray during the second half against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center

Irving however reacted furiously following Murray's attempt, suggesting the 21-year-old had showed a lack of respect. Murray took an unnecessary late shot in the game to try to eclipse the 50-point mark, and one Celtics star was not very appreciative of the gesture.

Murray, from Kitchener, Ont., scored a career-high 48 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a sluggish start to beat the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Monday night.

The 3-ball has been the Celtics' primary weapon thus far, to the point that Brad Stevens has criticized his team's two-point effectiveness.

Irving was upset after Jamal Murray apparently violated an unwritten rule at the end of the game.

"What kind of competitor wouldn't it bother?" Our defense has to be better especially against a player like that in the pick-and-roll.

"The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a bulls- move like that, so I threw it in the crowd", Irving said. "So I threw it in the crowd", Irving told reporters (via NBC Sports Boston).

Murray apologized afterward, noting, "I think my emotion took over, as it normally does when I get going like that". I really didn't mean no disrespect.

"I know him personally".

His 48 points surpassed the record Andrew Wiggins set in November 2016, when the Minnesota Timberwolves small forward became the first Canadian player to score 40 or more points, as he landed 47 in a win against the Los Angeles Lakers. He forced a 3-pointer in a last-ditch attempt and then couldn't finish a contested reverse layup, but that was about all he missed on a sizzling night where he shot 19-of-30 from the field. My emotions just took over. "I just lose myself sometimes".

Was Kyrie Irving out of line Monday night? Harris has emerged as a surprisingly good on-ball defender this season, and Paul Millsap is averaging 1.1 steals per game and 1.2 blocks per game in just 27.1 minutes per contest. I didn't mean no disrespect. I wouldn't worry about the Boston Celtics offense.

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