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Celtics, Cavs both affected by Hayward injury

Drawing comparisons to some of the worst on-court injuries in recent history, the Celtics and rival Cavaliers sent well-wishes to Gordon Hayward after he dislocated his left ankle and fractured his tibia.

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LeBron 'those are the injuries you never see coming' (1:03)
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Hayward suffers serious injury in Celtics' loss (2:32)
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Irving sending well wishes to Hayward (1:51)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "I really feel for him." Said it's a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia. He's being flown to Boston for further tests."

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Wilbon: 'It was tough to get back into the game' (1:49)
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How will Celtics regroup without Hayward? (1:29)
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LeBron, D-Wade back together again (1:50)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue: "I thought a few times we didn't respect Jaylen Brown."

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Kyrie returns to Cleveland, Celtics come up short (1:27)
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Kyrie embraces with LeBron, Cavs (0:31)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving embrace on court after Irving's 3-point attempt to force overtime misses at the buzzer.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99. Gritty effort by Boston to claw its way back but LeBron James made big plays when it mattered. Big night for Boston's kids in Jaylen Brown (career-high 25 points) and Jayson Tatum (14 points, 9 rebounds) after early loss of Gordon Hayward.

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Hayward's injury making waves in Vegas

No timetable has been announced yet for Gordon Hayward, but his injury has already shifted things significantly in Las Vegas. Better than even money to win the East entering the season, the Cavaliers are now even more prohibitive favorites. Meanwhile, the Celtics' chances were cut significantly, and their odds to win the NBA title dropped from 10-1 to 20-1.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here's what Hanley Ramírez said to ESPN after his shoulder surgery: "I'm doing great; it was just a little thing, a bit of a cleanup to have a better swing. It was just a small thing and I'll be ready for spring training."

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Rose and Smart trade buckets to end 3rd quarter (0:30)
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Tatum takes on LeBron for the bucket and foul (0:25)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics could have easily let this game get away after Gordon Hayward injury. Instead, with a healthy dose of Marcus Smart and the kids (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown) they erased an 18-point deficit.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs let an 18-point third quarter lead disappear completely before Derrick Rose hit a buzzer-beater to give Cleveland the edge back, 72-71, heading into the 4th Q.

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Hayward fractures ankle just minutes into Celtics debut (0:52)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics, down 18 in the 3rd Q, have picked up a couple of technical fouls in a matter of minutes: Kyrie Irving, followed by Al Horford. Tough night for Boston so far.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics went from 10-1 to 20-1 to win the NBA title at Westgate after Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury on Tuesday night.