Nuggets’ Jamal Murray fined $25,000

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) leaves the court after being ejected in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)(ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has been fined $25,000 for striking Dallas Mavericks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. in the groin area, the league announced.

The incident, which Murray received a Flagrant Foul 2 and was ejected for, occurred with 4:51 remaining in the third quarter of the Nuggets’ 117-113 victory over the Mavericks on Jan. 25.

Murray will not be suspended for the incident.

“I guess he was just frustrated that they didn’t call a foul,” said Hardaway after the game. “I was just trying to do the best I can to deny the ball. The rest of it speaks for itself. It happens in a game. But it doesn’t even matter at this point. We lost.”