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0-2, 5th in Atlantic
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Kyrie: Expectations even higher without Hayward (0:58)
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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Kyrie Irving says there are even higher expectations on the Celtics now to fill the injured Gordon Hayward's role, and says he's one of the guys who has to pick them up.

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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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.

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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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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Celtics fans pay respect to Hayward (0:28)

Team Stats

Points Per Game99.519th
Rebounds Per Game44.514th
Assists Per Game23.5Tied-8th
Points Allowed105.0Tied-10th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1802.000
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305

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