(AP) – Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for a shot to the groin area of Dallas’ Tim Hardaway Jr. Murray was ejected after the apparently intentional act in the third quarter of a game Monday night. The Nuggets won 117-113.

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets reacts after being ejected for a flagrant foul type 2 in the third quarter at American Airlines Center on Jan. 25, 2021 in Dallas.

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets reacts after being ejected. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The official closest to the contact blew the whistle to stop play with 4:51 left in the third quarter and conferred with the other referees. The initial call was a foul on Murray, and it was upgraded to a flagrant-2 foul after a video review.

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