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Jamal Murray: Celtics Know 'I Was Trying to Get 50'

Murray explained to reporters that his emotions got the best of him in the moment.

He took some heat for it. I really didn't mean no disrespect.

Murray shot 19-for-30 from the field, including 5-for-11 from beyond the arc as he notched up the highest ever point tally in National Basketball Association history by a player born in Canada.

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the singing of the national anthem before the game against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. "I understand if we fouled him, going to the free throw line".

"Congratulations to him on scoring 48 points. He did it in a great fashion".

Nuggets coach Michael Malone wasn't buying the Celtics' 27th-ranked offense as an accurate indicator of their talent. "And he's young, he's still learning".

"You never want to disrespect anyone".

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"Everybody knew I was trying to go for 50 at that point". The Nuggets are off to a scorching start and are now 9-1 to begin their 2018-19 campaign, a feat that they have not done since the 1976-77 season. "Keep trusting each other and get the job done".

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In a matchup between two of the league's top defences, it was offence that ruled on this night. Even with Murray's incredible night, it's still the defense that has gotten the Nuggets to this point.

He then doubled down on his position after the Celtics practiced Tuesday. Irving said after dressing quick following Boston's loss. I didn't mean no disrespect.

The Nuggets needed a big game from Murray because the Celtics found some rhythm. "Like better cutting, just a little bit more alert to being quicker with our drives, quick screens, making a point of getting the ball quickly to the ground and to the rim, and then making a read from there". He was just hoping it would happen after Monday.

So, does Denver have enough firepower to make a dent in the Western Conference come playoff time? But beginning in the first quarter and carrying on through the half, Murray found his offensive game and dragged the Nuggets to a 56-54 halftime deficit. He finished with the most by a Nuggets player since Carmelo Anthony scored 50 on February 7, 2011, against Houston. Thomas, who had season-ending hip surgery last season, is expected to return in December, while Porter battling back issues which have kept him out of the start of his rookie season. Thomas played parts of three seasons with Boston.

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