The incident occurred during the Nuggets' 117-113 victory over the Mavericks on Monday night at American Airlines Center.
Murray received a flagrant foul 2 penalty and was ejected after what appeared to be an intentional shot to Hardaway's groin area. Murray stumbled backward after the pair collided as Denver was setting up on offense. Murray got up and reached between Hardaway's legs with his right arm, prompting Hardaway to double over.
The official closest to the contact blew the whistle to stop play with 4:51 left in the third quarter and conferred with the other referees. The initial call was a foul on Murray, and it was upgraded to a flagrant 2 after a video review.