Hayward breaks ankle in Celtics debut

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(TSX / STATS) -- CLEVELAND -- New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against Cleveland on Tuesday.

Hayward, 27, who signed a four-year, $128 million contract in the offseason with the Celtics, was trying to convert a lob pass from Kyrie Irving when he and James ran into each other. Hayward immediately called for help while his ankle was apparently dislodged.

The team later announced Hayward suffered a fractured ankle.


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Rank Name PPG
1 L. James, Cle29.0
2 J. Harden, Hou27.0
3 J. Brown, Bos25.0
4 E. Gordon, Hou24.0
5 N. Young, GS23.0
6t K. Irving, Bos22.0
6t S. Curry, GS22.0
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2 J. Bell, GS.800
3t L. Mbah a Moute, Hou.667
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5 L. James, Cle.632
6 C. Capela, Hou.600
7 J. Smith, Cle.571
8 E. Gordon, Hou.563
9 J. Brown, Bos.478
10 K. Irving, Bos.471
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