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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray dialed in at some stage in Monday’s game in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks and started 7-of-11 from the discipline for 16 beneficial properties into the third quarter.
That got here to a screeching stop in a single play.
Murray became ejected from the game after hitting Tim Hardaway Jr. in the groin feature. The pair collided, which despatched Murray to the bottom. As he became getting up, he hit his opponent between the legs with his upright arm.
Officials deemed it a flagrant-2 violation and ejected Murray.
“Good taking half in the game and I guess [Murray] became appropriate pissed off that they didn’t name a sinister,” Hardaway told journalists. “I became searching out for to carry out the splendid I will to disclaim the ball. The comfort speaks for itself. It occurs in the game. It sucks, but it would now not even matter at this level. We lost.”
Fortunately for Denver, it unruffled managed to dangle on for a 117-113 victory thanks to stable performances from Nikola Jokic (20 beneficial properties, 10 rebounds and 4 assists) and Michael Porter Jr. (30 beneficial properties and eight rebounds).
Luka Doncic notched a triple-double of 35 beneficial properties, 16 assists and 11 rebounds for Dallas, but it wasn’t ample in his crew’s second straight loss.