Category: Sports

Oct 18

Irving’s return to Cleveland ends on losing note

It was a somber Kyrie Irving who walked into a steamy interview room packed with reporters Oct. 17 after his Celtics were beaten by the Cavaliers, 102-99, at Quicken Loans Arena.Irving, who requested a trade after six seasons with the Cavs and wound up…

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Oct 18

Kyrie Irving misses game-tying shot, Cavs hold off Celtics 102-99 in opener

Boston ‘s Gordon Hayward breaks ankle in Celtics’ 102-99 loss to LeBron, Cavs

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Oct 18

Rocky victory over Celtics shows Cavs need more time to develop chemistry | Jeff Schudel

Coach Tyronn Lue said it will take time for the newly structured Cavaliers to develop chemistry. He wasn’t lying.The Cavaliers started slowly in their season opener with the Celtics on Oct. 17, took advantage of a major Celtics injury to build an 18-po…

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Oct 18

Cavs hold off Celtics, 102-99, as Irving returns to The Q

Gordon Hayward’s face was etched in pain and shock.Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn’t on the list.Boston’s season changed in a gruesome instant Tuesday night…

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Oct 18

Kyrie Irving’s former teammates gave the ex-Cav some postgame love

After trailing by 16 points at the half, the Celtics had an opportunity to tie the game in the closing seconds of a competitive fourth quarter. Kyrie Irving ultimately missed the three-pointer in his old stomping grounds, as the Cavaliers held on for a…

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Oct 18

The Cavaliers decided not to show a planned ‘thank you’ video for Kyrie Irving

The Clevland Cavaliers apparently decided not to show a planned tribute video for Kyrie Irving during Tuesday’s season-opener against the Boston Celtics. Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon reported Monday that the Cavs had prepared a “thank y…

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Oct 18

Rude welcome: Irving set for return to ‘rowdy’ Cleveland

Rude welcome: Irving set for rowdy homecoming on return to Cleveland with Celtics.

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Oct 18

LeBron James will not have his minutes restricted in opener against Celtics

LeBron James playing against Irving, Celtics in season opener after being slowed by ankle injury

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Oct 18

LeBron James comforted an injured Gordon Hayward during his toughest moment

Tensions were expected to be high for NBA tip-off game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics, but LeBron James put all that aside when Gordon Hayward went down with an injury in the first quarter. As Hayward was being wheeled off the court via stretche…

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Oct 18

NBA players react to Gordon Hayward’s gruesome injury

  After Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle during the first quarter of Boston’s season opener, sympathetic messages from active and retired NBA players flooded Twitter. Among those to express their support were Paul Pier…

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Oct 18

Fans are up on the Cavs, down on Kyrie Irving

Among the Cavaliers fans inside Quicken Loans Arena and on the adjacent Gateway Plaza, there was general consensus on Oct. 17 about the team’s outlook for the 2017-18 season and the return of former fan favorite Kyrie Irving in a Boston uniform.Fans li…

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Oct 18

NBA Notes: Bulls’ Mirotic suffers broken bones in fight with teammate Portis

The Chicago Bulls say forward Nikola Mirotic suffered multiple broken bones in his face as well as a concussion in a fight with teammate Bobby Portis during practice. Mirotic averaged 10.8 points over his first three seasons with Chicago. A restricted …

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Oct 18

Gordon Hayward suffers broken left ankle on opening night in Celtics debut

Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward had to be carted off of the court in the season opener with a broken left ankle.

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Oct 18

Gordon Hayward left the Celtics’ season opener with a fractured left ankle

Less than halfway through the first quarter of the team’s season opener against the Cavaliers, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle after landing awkwardly while attempting to field an alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving. Gordon H…

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Oct 17

Here what Kevin Garnett thinks about the Isaiah Thomas-Kyrie Irving matchup

Celtics and Cavaliers fans didn’t have to wait long for the highly anticipated bout between the two Eastern Conference powerhouses. On NBA tip-off night, Cleveland hosted Boston for Isaiah Thomas and Kyrie Irving’s first games against their…

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Oct 17

LeBron James, sore ankle and all, starting against Celtics in season opener

LeBron James will start in the Cavaliers’ season opener against the Celtics on Oct. 17, Coach Tyronn Lue announced in his pre-game news conference.James is working through a sprained ankle that forced him to miss four of five preseason games. He was li…

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Oct 17

Denver Nuggets briefs: Will Barton “ready to go” for season opener after rolling ankle

Michael Malone’s eyes widened when he saw — and heard — Will Barton fall to the ground in pain while playing 1-on-1 following the Denver Nuggets’ Monday practice. But Malone’s mood quickly flipped to relief when the coach went down to the locker room and saw Barton joking around with teammates.

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Oct 17

Nuggets 2017-18 roster analysis: How each piece fits in Denver’s NBA playoff puzzle

After missing the playoffs by one game last season, the Denver Nuggets look poised to return to the postseason for the first time since 2013. They return a young core anchored by center Nikola Jokic and the backcourt tandem of Gary Harris and Jamal Murray, and made a splash in free agency by signing All-Star power forward Paul Millsap.

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Oct 17

Spurs open campaign with new-look Timberwolves

Expectations, based on prior excellence, are always high for the San Antonio Spurs but it will be the revamped Minnesota Timberwolves that many fans will be hankering to watch when the two teams meet to open their NBA campaigns on Wednesday at the AT&a…

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Oct 17

What to know about the Paul Pierce-Jayson Tatum comparisons

Third overall draft pick Jayson Tatum has yet to play a regular-season game in his Celtics uniform, but the 19-year-old is already drawing comparisons to beloved retiree Paul Pierce. Tatum will be given an early opportunity to test the strength of thos…

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