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Jamal Murray seen throwing object onto court during Nuggets’ Game 2 meltdown

Jamal Murray throwing something onto the court

Jamal Murray will likely be facing a fine from the NBA after they review the tape of Game 2.

The Denver Nuggets completely melted down in the first half of Monday’s second-round playoff game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Though the Timberwolves were playing in Denver and without center Rudy Gobert, who was out for personal reasons, they still stomped the Nuggets in the first two quarters, taking a staggering 61-35 lead into halftime.

At one point in the second quarter, somebody threw an object onto the court from the Nuggets bench. The object hit Denver’s Reggie Jackson and then Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns during live play before being tossed back towards the bench area by Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

Shortly thereafter, another angle emerged showing that it had been the Nuggets star Murray who threw the object, which appeared to be a heat pack, onto the court out of frustration while standing in the bench area.

Here is that angle (which was shown on the TNT broadcast).

That is an awful look for one of the leaders of the Nuggets team in Murray, especially since he threw the object onto the court during live play and could have easily caused an injury. The referees missed it however, and Murray was not given a technical foul or any other form of discipline on the spot.

It is clear that the entire Denver team totally lost their cool in Game 2 as even Nuggets head coach Michael Malone went viral for berating one of the officials during the first quarter (though he also somehow managed to avoid a technical foul). Still, both Malone and especially Murray may be subject to league discipline once the NBA gets a chance to review the incidents.

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