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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Question to Kyrie: "Do you feel this injury puts you back at square one?" Response: "No, we don't have time to go to square one."

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Greek Freak shines in Bucks' victory (2:14)
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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Kyrie Irving and the Celtics walk off the court after their 108-100 loss to the Bucks. Irving tallied 17 points and shot 7-of-25 from the field as Boston, without the injured Gordon Hayward, fell to 0-2 on the season.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Giannis with a quiet 37 as Bucks beat Boston. Celtics now 0-2 and Gordon Hayward having surgery tonight that could potentially keep him out rest of season.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Bucks 108, Celtics 100: Giannis with a monster night (37 points, 13 rebounds). Kyrie Irving finished with 17 points but on ugly 7-of-25 shooting. Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 18 points before fouling out with 1:48 to go. Boston drops to 0-2.

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Greek Freak slams alley-oop dunk over Baynes (0:24)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

At the end of lineup introductions at Wednesday's home-opener, the Celtics posted a graphic telling injured Gordon Hayward to "get better, come back stronger."

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Kyrie drops 10 points in first half (0:33)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston sports radio was filled with chatter Wednesday wondering if Cavaliers forward Jae Crowder should be blamed for Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury. Celtics coach Brad Stevens dismissed it: "There was no ill will, no fault. That was just a unique landing from what I saw. [But] I don't have any interest in re-watching."

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Antetokounmpo spins by his defender for an and-1 (0:22)
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Smart gets in Dellavedova's face over screen (0:59)
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Tatum shows off his post moves (0:26)
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Tatum steal leads to Kyrie jumper (0:26)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward's video message to fans from his hospital bed: "It's hurting me that I can't be there for the home-opener, I want nothing more to be with my teammates"

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward's message to fans that aired inside TD Garden before Boston's home-opener: "I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has kept me in their thoughts and prayers. I'm going to be alright. It's hurting me that I can't be there for the home-opener, I want nothing more to be with my teammates and walk out onto that floor tonight."

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Hayward to fans: 'I'm going to be all right' (1:08)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Gordon Hayward will have surgery tonight, his agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Celtics announcer just did Gordon Hayward intro last -- and then showed a video message from Hayward in hospital bed. HUGE ovation.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Tons of support here at The Garden for Gordon Hayward.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Kyrie Irving moments away from his home debut in a Celtics uniform. This building with a completely different vibe after the Gordon Hayward injury. Kyrie will have to shoulder even more of scoring load now -- especially as young guys like Brown and Tatum develop.

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Gronk: Belichick calls me 'Twinkle Toes' (0:30)
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Celtics fans pay respect to Hayward (0:28)
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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

There's a long line of Celtics fans signing a "get well" banner for Gordon Hayward, who suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia in Boston's season opener against Cleveland.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics fans are signing an oversized get well card for Gordon Hayward inside TD Garden before tonight's home opener.