Irving took particular exception to the play, going so far as to throw the ball into the stands and call Murray's shot "b-s-t" after the game.
Kyrie and the Celtics didn't take too kindly to the shot, so Irving decided he wouldn't give Murray the satisfaction of keeping the ball. "He did it in a great fashion against us", Irving said of Murray's offensive show.
"I mean, what kind of competitor wouldn't it bother?" "He was a primary concern tonight and he made us pay in certain instances of just making some tough shots and some tough layups". "I shouldn't have done it, but they understand I was trying to get 50".
Irving's teammate Jaylen Brown said Murray's actions were "disrespectful" to the Celtics. "But the ball deserves to go in the crowd after a (expletive) move like that, so I threw it in the crowd".
"I really wasn't meaning no disrespect".
But the guard who's been known to ruffle a few feathers since he came into the league appeared to take a long three-point attempt at the buzzer to pad his already-impressive stats. His mind was simply set on going for 50 points. I know half the team over there, so no hard feelings.