Celtics' Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward will be a 'little limited early'

Celtics' Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward will be a 'little limited early'

Celtics' Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward will be a 'little limited early'

With several contending teams adding more firepower or getting their starters back, we're just so hyped about this upcoming season, and we just can't wait until playoff basketball is finally back in town.

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1 overall draft pick, will start at shooting guard for the Philadelphia 76ers in their season opener against the Boston Celtics on Tuesday, Sixers coach Brett Brown said. I was down the hall throwing a pity party for myself, and she [Robyn] was like, 'No, no.' She was just on it, like, 'Get up.

When the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder face each other, everybody knows their about to see a shootout. "Just two good teams battling".

Hayward said his ankle feels strong after a year of rehabbing a gruesome injury, and that he's motivated to prove he hasn't lost a step.

According to Vegas, this is the most likely scenario in the NBA Finals, so yes, we wouldn't be watching LeBron playing at the ultimate stage for the first time since 2009. Brad Stevens doesn't need the best players in a given matchup to exploit the opposition, but now he has them.

Before last season, Hayward played in every game in the past four seasons with the Jazz. Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier thrived in the absences of Irving and Hayward and it may take the Celtics some time this season to learn how to play together. "They always kick our a**". The Sixers finished the game with 16 turnovers.

The latest attempt to insulate Fultz has been to put him in the starting five, and bring J.J. Redick off the bench.

At Boston, Gordon Hayward contributed 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with four steals in his return after breaking his left leg in last year's season opener.

As expected, the Boston Celtics will open the regular season with the same starting five they had a year ago.

The 76ers answered with 10 straight to get back into the contest, but Boston pulled away later in the stanza. If he accepts that role and creates shots the same way with the second unit (and just shoots a little better, something that will come, he had a solid 51.5 true shooting percentage last year) he could be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate leading that unit.

The Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers will write another chapter in their ageless Atlantic division rivalry with a game on TNT tonight at 7:00 p.m ET.

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