Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for striking Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. in the groin.

The occurrence happened throughout the Nuggets’ 117-113 win over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Monday night.Murray and Hardaway had clashed off the ball with just under 5 minutes left in the third quarter, which caused Murray to fall to the flooring. On his way up, he appeared to intentionally strike Hardaway in the groin with his lower arm.

The Nuggets led 80-73 at the point of Murray’s ejection, and Hardaway scored the next 7 points in just 23 seconds to get the Mavericks even.However, Denver went on to outscore the Mavs 25-19 in the 4th quarter to tape its fifth success on the bounce in the Western Conference.

” I guess he was just irritated that they didn’t call a nasty,” Hardaway stated after the game. “I was simply attempting to do the very best I can to deny the ball. The rest of it speaks for itself. It occurs in a video game.” “But it doesn’t even matter at this point. We lost.” When asked if he believed the fine was reasonable by reporters on Wednesday after the Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 109-82,

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