Hawks star suspended for incident with ref after Game 4 loss to Celtics

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks star guard Dejounte Murray has been suspended for the team’s Game 5 game against the Boston Celtics, according to an NBA release Monday.

Murray was seen on video exchanging words with a referee and bumping into him after the Hawks’ 129-121 loss to the Celtics on Sunday.

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Without Murray, it is going to be a challenge for the Hawks to win in a tough road environment in Boston on Tuesday.

Despite the 3-1 series deficit, Murray has been impressive for the Hawks averaging 25.3 points and 5.8 assists per game.

The Celtics’ star wings including Jayson Tatum and Marietta native Jaylen Brown have been dominant against the Hawks this series, both scoring 31 in the Celtics’ Monday win.

The NBA says Murray is suspended for one game without pay.


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