Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99

HAYWARD SLIDER Celtics Gordon Hayward arrived at New England Baptist Hospital. (WBZ)


Gordon Hayward arrived at New England Baptist Hospital on Wednesday.

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Gordon Hayward was in pain as he lay on the court.

HAYWARD SLIDER CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 17: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics is sits on the floor after being injured while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Gordon Hayward on the floor after being injured.

HAYWARD SLIDER Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward breaking his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Gordon Hayward grimaced in pain.

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Teammates consoled Hayward as he was carted off.

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Kyrie Irving did not like what he saw.


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Gordon Hayward (20) falls after colliding with LeBron James (in the first quarter Tuesday. Hayward broke his left ankle on the play.

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A season of promise is now broken and unfixable

Gordon Hayward’s gruesome injury, to borrow from Rick Pitino’s lexicon, stinks and sucks.

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 17: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics is sits on the floor after being injured while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Gordon Hayward fractures his left ankle

Players on both teams and fans reacted to the injury in horror, with hands over open mouths and stunned looks on their faces.

Gordon Hayward’s injury means Jayson Tatum will get more playing time this season.

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There are no easy solutions for Celtics’ Brad Stevens

With Gordon Hayward sidelined, Stevens will have to devise a contingency plan just to compete.

// Hayward’s injury overshadows an opening-night loss

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points for the Celtics, while LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29.

// Players show support for Hayward after gruesome injury

Across the NBA, players reacted on social media, including Paul George, who has suffered a gruesome leg injury.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

// Olympian McKayla Maroney says she was sexually abused for years

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// Donna Karan begs forgiveness for Harvey Weinstein remarks

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A cellphone photo shows Brigitte Darton as she sits with her father, William Nutter, on a visit, not long before he died.

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// Wynn casino rising beside Mystic River

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// George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize

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Travel ban has already cost US billions in tourism

The travel ban, which has been a source of confusion and fear among foreign travelers, has already resulted in a loss of billions of dollars to the US economy.

Myeshia Johnson cried over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.


Trump said fallen soldier ‘knew what he signed up for,’ lawmaker says

President Donald Trump tweeted that the congresswoman “totally fabricated” his remarks and claimed to have proof.

// Families of the fallen say a president’s words do matter

The grieving parents of fallen soldiers do not forget the personal condolences of a commander in chief.

Senators Patty Murray, a Democrat, and Lamar Alexander, a Republican, agreed to outlines for a health care compromise.

Trump reverses course on emerging Senate health care deal

The bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is reeling after President Donald Trump reversed course and opposed the agreement.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn-in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

Democratic senators to press Sessions on talks with Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before a Senate committee Wednesday to discuss his leadership of the Justice Department.

// Bill Linehan to leave City Council two months early

He expects to make the announcement at the front steps to City Hall around 1:30 p.m. today.

MCAS scores

// New tests bring worse scores for Mass. students

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Milton police investigating driver of fake ‘vehicles for hire’ who accosted passengers

Milton police said a suspect may be targeting unaccompanied women he believes to be intoxicated.

‘Multiple’ injuries reported in shooting at Maryland business park

Police in Maryland say there are “multiple” injuries after a shooting was reported at a business park in the Baltimore area.

Buildings are seen along Front Street in downtown Worcester.

Worcester to offer $500 million in incentives to lure Amazon

The state’s second-largest city is digging deep to woo an Amazon headquarters facility.

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Aaron Hernandez wallowed in a “horrendous existence” brought on by head trauma, attorneys for his estate said.


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The Amazon bid

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