He later explained how the shot was a "bullshit move" by Murray.
Despite 31 points from an impressive Irving, the Nuggets moved to 9-1 with a 115-107 home victory courtesy of an inspired Murray, who scored a career-high 48.
Kyrie Irving has been fined after he threw the ball into the stands following what he called "a bullshit move" by Jamal Murray.
"Congratulations to him on his 48 points. He did it in a great fashion".
The Nuggets, while having no elite defenders that stand out, have managed to put together a lineup of players who do well on offense but excel on defense as well. He was the primary concern tonight and he made us pay in certain instances of making some tough shots and some tough layups. "So I threw it in the crowd", Irving told reporters (via NBC Sports Boston).
This wasn't the first time Murray got himself in hot water after letting his emotions get the best of him.
"Everybody knew I was trying to go for 50 at that point". No disrespect meant, he maintained.
"In any game, it's just a respect for your opponent, and I felt disrespected after the game".
Murray shot 19-for-30 from the field, including 5-for-11 from beyond the arc as he notched up the highest ever point tally in National Basketball Association history by a player born in Canada. "It was just, my emotions took over and that's how I get sometimes when I get going".
"I know him personally".
"It's just, you've seen guys throughout the league, I believe there was an incident in IN when Lance Stephenson took a layup at the end where they were playing against Toronto.it's just experiences that everyone has".
Was Kyrie Irving out of line Monday night?
Murray scored 19 in the fourth quarter on timely 3-pointers, hesitation pull-ups and ruthless drives, flexing and roaring as each one fell. "I wasn't really anxious about learning".