NBA Investigating Dejounte Murray's Behavior Towards Officials Following Hawks' Playoff Loss To Celtics

Photo: Instagram/Dejounte Murray

Dejounte Murray, the 26-years-old guard for the Atlanta Hawks, is under investigation by the NBA for his behavior towards officials after their home playoff loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

According to reports, Murray was captured on footage yelling and making contact with a referee, which resulted in the league launching an investigation into his behavior.

The clip shows Murray moving towards referee Gediminas Petraitis and making contact with him after saying something.

Photo: Instagram/Dejounte Murray soars to the rim with authority and slams the ball emphatically.

Murray then turns back, pointing and shouting as he walked off with two individuals intervening and trying to usher him off the court.

The rules state that any player or coach found guilty of intentional physical contact with an official will automatically be suspended without pay for one game. This means that Murray could face suspension if found guilty.

Earlier this season, Celtics' Grant Williams received a one-game ban after making contact with an official following his team's loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Murray had 23 points in the game, but it wasn't enough to save his team from the brink of elimination from the postseason.

The Celtics' victory on Sunday gave them a 3-1 series lead ahead of Game 5 in Boston on Tuesday night.

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum each scored 31 points as the Celtics led nearly the entire way at the Philips Arena.

In conclusion, Murray's actions on Sunday have brought unwanted attention and consequences to himself and his team.

The NBA will investigate the incident, and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be.

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Source: Daily Mail

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