Celtics Hayward Suffers Gruesome Injury in Season Opener

Celtics Hayward Suffers Gruesome Injury in Season Opener

The atmosphere was electric in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena arena as last season's beaten National Basketball Association finalists hosted the new-look Boston Celtics in a heavyweight showdown to signal the return of the National Basketball Association regular season.

The night will end with the Golden State Warriors raising their championship banner in front of the new-look Houston Rockets, which now features arguably the best backcourt in the National Basketball Association after trading for Chris Paul.

The new video features our Cavaliers hitting the gym and the weight room, with plenty of highlights of the team's newest members.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said on Monday that if James can't suit up, J.R. Smith would take his place in the Cavs starting lineup.

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However, with a chance to face Irving, who has made some veiled comments about his relationship with James, the three-time champion will be on the floor.

On Monday night, James tweeted about the opener, saying, "hopefully I can be ready to get it going". He aggravated the injury last week after playing 30 minutes against the Chicago Bulls. He may not want to risk injuring himself further and missing more time. Gordon Hayward - a high profile acquisition from Utah in the summer - sustained an injury while trying to connect with a lob from Kyrie Irving, as he landed awkwardly on his leg due to being put off balance by the Cavs' defenders. Wade said it's been challenging to develop chemistry with such a major piece like James limited.

We can't make it up. But we're all excited.

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