Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray was ejected from Monday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks after receiving a Flagrant 2 foul for hitting Tim Hardaway Jr. in a place you really don’t want to be hit. The incident took place with the Nuggets leading 80-73 with 4:51 to go in the third quarter.
Jamal Murray has been ejected after this Flagrant 2 pic.twitter.com/5edqiiMtyQ
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 26, 2021
Jamal Murray was ejected after this play on Tim Hardaway Jr. pic.twitter.com/VtxEXAoQDN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 26, 2021
Jamal Murray got ejected for a flagrant 2, which I think means he hit both of 'em. https://t.co/n5iQCSCm3u
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 26, 2021
Perhaps that motivated Hardaway, who went on a 7-0 run all by himself after taking that hit and scored 16 points in the quarter.
Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points in the third quarter tonight, matching his third quarter total against Orlando for his highest in a quarter this season.
His career-high for a quarter is 23 in the fourth quarter at HOU on 2/2/17. pic.twitter.com/8HG0GAw6yC
— Mavs PR (@MavsPR) January 26, 2021
Tim is feeling DANGEROUS this quarter 😤😤 pic.twitter.com/PtqFvzG7C1
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 26, 2021
However, the Nuggets still came out on top 117-113, led by 30 points from Michael Porter Jr.