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2018 Schedule
1-2, 3rd in Atlantic
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9hChris Forsberg

Kyrie takes blame for profane response to fan

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving took responsibility for a profane outburst directed at a fan in Philadelphia who yelled at him and referenced LeBron James during Friday's game against the 76ers.

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Irving does not regret profane outburst at 76ers fan (1:15)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst to a Philly fan that yelled at him about LeBron James on Friday. Does he regret it? "Hell no."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving acknowledged a profane outburst he directed at a fan in Philadelphia who yelled at him about LeBron James. Irving says he's been in touch with the league about it. He is unsure if he will be fined but did stress that he shouldn't have reacted.

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Irving, Celtics top 76ers for first win (1:52)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Shane Larkin on stepping up in the fourth quarter versus Philadelphia: "I know I can make an impact every time I step on the court. Just have to go out there and play hard, be aggressive, and trust in yourself and your abilities." Larkin scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter as Boston rallied for its first win.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Jabari Bird, an emergency call-up on a two-day way contract, was brutally honest about what coaches did to prep him for his surprise NBA debut on Friday. "Nothing. I wasn't prepared at all for tonight."

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Irving and Tatum get hot in the fourth (0:20)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

In need of a spark, the shorthanded Celtics got an unexpected boost from two end-of-the-roster players in Shane Larkin and Jabari Bird. Larkin scored eight fourth-quarter points and Bird, a two-way call-up contributed some key minutes, as Boston spoiled the 76ers home opener with a 102-92 triumph.

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Fultz dishes to Embiid for two (0:18)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics are so shorthanded due to injury that rookie Jabari Bird, with the team on a two-way contract, made his season debut in the third quarter of Friday's game against the 76ers. Boston is currently playing without three of its top six players (Gordon Hayward, Marcus Smart, Marcus Morris).

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Embiid muscles through Horford (0:17)
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Irving hits pretty reverse layup (0:15)
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Simmons takes it coast-to-coast (0:16)
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Redick sinks transition 3 (0:20)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How Joel Embiid's intro sounded inside the Wells Fargo Center before Friday's home-opener against the Celtics.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says Gordon Hayward was discharged from New England Baptist Hospital this evening. Hayward is at home and ready to dive into the recovery process that's been laid out for him.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Marcus Smart (ankle) is out vs. the Sixers. Aron Baynes moves into the starting lineup for Boston, joining Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford.

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Stevens: Hayward in good spirits after surgery (0:53)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Morris said he believes he is still a week away from making his debut for the Celtics. Morris, late to camp while on trial in Arizona, is working through knee soreness. "Every day, [the knee is] getting better, work hard, and put more pressure on it. I've done a lot of conditioning, so my shape is better. Hopefully trying to get back next week."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is "most likely out" from Friday's game vs. the Sixers after tweaking both his ankles against the Bucks. Smart watched Boston's shootaround Friday with his left ankle heavily wrapped and elevated. "[The ankle] was pretty swollen when I woke up [Thursday]. So we're just taking it easy. It's a long season." Smart isn't overly concerned: "It's nothing serious. That's the good thing. If I do not play [Friday], I should be back Tuesday [vs. the Knicks]."

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Coach: Hayward 'pretty positive' after surgery

Gordon Hayward was in good spirits Thursday after undergoing surgery for the fracture-dislocation of his left ankle, according to Celtics coach Brad Stevens, who visited him in the hospital.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.323rd
Rebounds Per Game48.08th
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-20th
Points Allowed100.711th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1812.333
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305