Baseball is known for it’s endless unwritten list of unwritten rules, but the NBA has a few too. Last night, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray lit up the Celtics for 48 in a 115-107 win over Boston, but the real drama came after Murray pulled the trigger during the final seconds in attempt to pad his stats and hit 50.
Murray missed the shot, but Kyrie Irving was not happy he attempted it in the first place and reacted by taking Murray’s soon-to-be game ball and chucking it into the fans in the cheap seats.
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
In postgame comments, Kyrie said he thought Murray taking the shot with the game decided was a “bullshit move,” but congratulated Murray on the performance and said he’s moving on.
Kyrie Irving admits he was bothered by Jamal Murray’s late shot for 50 (called it a “bullshit move”). But stressed he didn’t want to make a big deal of it and praised Murray’s performance overall. pic.twitter.com/avJyodr7dS
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) November 6, 2018
Murray may have made a mistake to go for the three to hit 50, but it’s nothing compared to the balls it took for journeyman Anthony Bowie to call a timeout in a blowout against the Pistons just to get the final assist for his first, and only triple double in 1996. Then Detroit head coach Doug Collins was ready to throw hands.
‘96 Anthony Bowie goes out of his way to get his first triple double in a blowout. Doug Collins is pissed pic.twitter.com/KtXkchXypX
— Steven R. Spoiler (@SteveSpoiler) October 14, 2018
Here’s a full highlight package of Murray torching Boston.