Hawks Guard Dejounte Murray Suspended For One Game For Contact With Official

Photo: Instagram/Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray, the guard for the Atlanta Hawks, will be absent for Game 5 of the team's series against the Boston Celtics due to a one-game suspension.

The suspension comes after Murray made contact with an official and verbally abused them during the team's loss in Game 4. The Hawks now face a difficult challenge, as they are down 3-1 and playing in Boston.

Hawks head coach Quin Snyder spoke to the media about the suspension, stating that Murray knows he was out of line and that the entire team will need to absorb the challenge of playing without him.

Photo: Instagram/Dejounte Murray has been suspended for physical contact with a referee and verbal abuse.

Snyder did not reveal who would start in Murray's place, saying that the coaching staff needs to discuss it and determine what makes the most sense relative to the team's opponent.

Murray has been an important part of the team's success throughout the year, so the team will need contributions from multiple players to fill the void he leaves.

Snyder emphasized that everyone needs to do their part and that plugging in a replacement for Murray is not a simple task.

If the Hawks can win Game 5, they will have a chance to tie the series at 3-3 in Game 6, which will be played back in Atlanta.

However, the absence of Murray will undoubtedly make the task much more difficult for the team.

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Source: Yahoo Sports

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