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

Opening night feels: Rick Carlisle aware of distractions, Dirk Nowitzki still feels the excitement 

This isn’t Rick Carlisle’s first rodeo. In fact, it’s his 32nd season opener as a player, assistant coach or head coach.So he knows of what he speaks when cautioning his team about the beginning of an 82-game grind.”Look, we are where we are,” Carlisle…

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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

Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome broken ankle in opener

Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract this summer, went up for an alle…

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Oct 18

The differences for Red Wings, Pistons at Little Caesars Arena

A quick look at how the Wings’ and Pistons’ seating and locker rooms differ at their new arena. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP


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Oct 18

Steve Kerr on Gordon Hayward injury: ‘It was just terrifying’

Little more than two hours before the Warriors’ season opener Tuesday night against Houston, on a TV in a back room at Oracle Arena, Steve Kerr and members of his staff watched Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward sustain a gruesome ankle injury minut…

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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

‘It’s the same story’: Raptors getting no pre-season love

It is difficult to be feared if you lack the spectre of overwhelming past playoff success to spook opponents with.

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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

Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic out with two broken bones in face after being punched by teammate Bobby Portis

The young, hungry and competitive nature the Bulls sought after choosing to rebuild crossed a line Tuesday when Bobby Portis punched Nikola Mirotic in the face during a practice altercation. Mirotic, who had won the starting power forward position …

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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

‘Worst part of sports’: DFW athletes react as Celtics’ Gordon Hayward goes down with gruesome ankle injury

You often hear that injuries are part of the game, pretty much in any sport. While that statement holds true, there is another level in which an injury truly devastates not just the player that was hurt and his teammates but pretty much anybody that ca…

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Oct 18

NBA players offer prayers for Gordon Hayward

It doesn’t matter who you root for or play for, you never want to see this happen.


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Oct 18

Detroit Pistons could benefit from early-season schedule fortune

Charlotte Hornets will be without two starters when they face the Detroit Pistons in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night.


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Oct 18

Dennis Smith Jr. a cause for optimism and excitement unlike anything Mavs have seen in recent memory

President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson and his staff have done their job. Rick Carlisle has devised a system and a rotation that should maximize the talent on hand.Now, it’s on the players as the Mavericks begin a new season Wednesday night.T…

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Oct 18

Markelle Fultz’s NBA debut will feel like a home game to him

The Sixers’ top draft pick expects a warm welcome in Washington, where he starred in high school not long ago.

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Oct 18

Heat ready to do for Olynyk what they did for James Johnson

Heat chatter on the eve of Wednesday’s season opener at Orlando: • One of many things about this organization that players appreciate is the willingness of coaches to allow them … Click to Continue »

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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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