Celtics’ Kyrie Irving fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, center, goes up for a basket between Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, and center Aron Baynes in the second half Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 115-107. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
NEW YORK — Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands after a game.

The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.

The incident occurred at the end of the Celtics’ 115-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

Irving was mad that Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray took a 3-point-shot with the clock winding down when Denver already had put away the game. Murray, who already had scored 48 points, said he was trying to reach 50.

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