Nuggets’ Jamal Murray declines to speak after Game 6
The Denver Nuggets were soundly defeated by the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night by a final margin of 120 to 103. The Nuggets had a lead of 3 points in the second quarter, but the Spurs stepped on the gas in the second half – ultimately jumping on a poor Nuggets offense to help win.
According to a Tweet from Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Murray refused to answer media questions after the game.
Jamal Murray declines to speak to media after Game 6 of a playoff series, with Game 7 on the horizon. Not good
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) April 26, 2019
Sure, sometimes answering media questions after a tough loss is difficult, but even Paul George, who has been known to get standoffish with the media at times, answered questions after having one of the most thrilling buzzer-beaters in NBA history splashed in his face as the Thunder were dismissed from the playoffs earlier in the week.
At some point, Murray will have to answer questions from the media, especially considering there is still one more game to play in this series. Perhaps Murray didn’t want to hear about how he went 7 of 18 from the field, 1 of 5 from downtown and had 3 turnovers in his 16-point night.
Still though, refusing to speak with the media after a game seems like a rash decision.