Irving was mad that Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray took a 3-point-shot with the clock winding down when Denver already had put away the game. The Around the Horn panelists give their take on whether Murray's shot at the buzzer was uncalled for. He did it in a great fashion against us. I just had in my mind that I was going to go 50, and I think everybody kind of understood that was what I was trying to do. He was the primary concern tonight and he made us pay in certain instances of making some tough shots and some tough layups.
Reaction to Irving's actions and comments have been mixed: Jalen Rose thought the Celtics guard should've anxious more about playing defense, while Max Kellerman thought he was being a poor sport.
Murray was feeling pretty good with himself as the Nuggets walked off the floor with their ninth win of the season.
"I really wasn't meaning no disrespect".
The thinking is that Murray wanted to crack the 50-point mark.
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.
Murray's previous career high was 38 points, tallied against the Blazers in January. My emotions just took over like it did with the Lakers past year. Fans love to see this type of competitiveness and animosity between teams, but the league had to take disciplinary action against Irving. The teams play again on March 18 in Boston. Murray continued his dominance in the game's final frame, torching Boston's defense for 19 points.