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Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray suspended for one game, contact with official, video, playoffs

Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray has been suspended for one game after “making inappropriate contact with and verbally abusing a game official”, the NBA confirmed on Tuesday morning AEST.

The 26-year-old appeared to make contact with an official as time expired in Atlanta’s 129-121 loss to the Celtics in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series.

A visibly heated Murray appeared to lean into official Gediminas Petraitis while walking off the court, possibly shoving him in the process.

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Any player who makes “intentional physical contact” with a referee will automatically be suspended for one game, per the NBA rulebook.

Murray will subsequently miss Game 5 of the playoff series at TD Garden, a must-win…

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