Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99

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

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Kyrie Irving did not like what he saw.

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Teammates consoled Hayward as he was carted off.


// Gordon Hayward breaks his left ankle, and Celtics’ season changes in an instant

All of the plot lines of Tuesday’s season opener disappeared just 5:15 into the game.

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.

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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.

// Could driverless cars be the cure to Boston’s traffic problems?

According to a study, carbon dioxide emissions could plummet, and the city wouldn’t need as many parking spaces.

Roughly 20 months before it is scheduled to open, the Wynn Resorts casino on the Mystic River is beginning to round into shape.

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Wynn casino rising beside Mystic River

Roughly 20 months before it is scheduled to open, the Wynn Resorts casino in Everett looks like a busy city at rush hour.

//[1]-9455.jpg Aaron Hernandez led a ‘horrendous existence,’ lawyers in CTE lawsuit filed against the NFL say

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

// Bernie Sanders is coming to Somerville on Monday

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont will visit Somerville next Monday to endorse candidates running for local office.


// Velcro is too sticky for its own good

Velcro has a problem. It’s so famous and popular that its name has turned into an everyday word.


// Former employee claims racial discrimination in suit against Handel and Haydn Society

A woman who was the acting director of marketing says she was fired after complaining about language used by the group’s CEO.

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// If Trump’s corporate tax cuts won’t help the middle class, what would?

There are many more direct ways to benefit individuals than cutting corporate taxes.

Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein scandal

// Where did #MeToo come from? Activist Tarana Burke, long before hashtags

Years before actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet, a black women’s advocate was spreading that healing message to survivors of trauma.

It’s every town for itself as the chase for Amazon continues

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone is leading a bid for Amazon from that city, but also believes a regional approach to wooing the company is best.

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To the e-retailer’s chagrin, there’s likely to be at least 10 bids from Mass. by Thursday’s deadline — and the state says it’ll support all of them.

// 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.

Some schools could shift their focus to more test prep.

New tests bring worse scores for Mass. students

Students in grades 3-8 performed worse on the redesigned MCAS — often by eye-popping double-digit margins.

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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Nurse’s aide plays video games while a vet dies at VA hospital

The Bedford VA hospital admitted its care for Bill Nutter was not “up to our standards,” but the reality was uglier. Now, the FBI is investigating.

// 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.

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Students still uneasy, despite travel-ban ruling

Being forced to choose between a Harvard University education or seeing her family is no choice at all to 21-year-old Leen Al Kassab

// Is Russia probe inching toward Trump’s inner circle?

Robert Mueller’s team met Monday with Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary.

// Dan Koh urged to return donation from Jared Kushner’s brother

Joshua Kushner, Koh’s college classmate, donated $2,700 to Koh’s campaign for Congress.

// Chinese leader Xi sees his nation becoming a leading global power

“The Chinese nation will stand taller and firmer in the world,” Xi told Communist Party leaders.

// Case of Everett man accused of supporting ISIS goes to jury

David Wright, accused of plotting to kill Americans for the terror group, is on trial in federal court.

// Senators have deal on health subsidies, and Trump supports it

The president insisted, though, that he’d move forward to repeal Barack Obama’s signature health law.


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