The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 102-99. LeBron James led the Cavaliers last night, filling up the stat sheet with 29 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists. Celtics’ Jaylen Brown played an amazing all-around game, but it was not enough for his team to get the victory. The Cavaliers ended up the game outscoring the Celtics in the most quarters, putting their first victory in the win column.

Gordon Hayward suffered an injury

Celtics’ Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome injury in the season opener match against the Cavaliers. According to, Hayward was confirmed to have been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

The 27-year old veteran was injured, with six minutes and 45 seconds remaining in the first quarter. According to CBS News, Hayward’s injury would greatly affect the team's performance this season. Furthermore, Hayward is most likely to be sidelined for an extended period as he will likely to undergo a surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation.

Jaylen Brown scored 25 points

After Gordon Hayward got injured, the Celtics had no choice but to entrust the game to Jaylen Brown. The NBA rookie played an impressive game last night contributing, 25 points, six rebounds, and three steals across 39 minutes. The 20-year old rookie made his shots; 11-of-23 from the field, 1-of-4 from the three-point line, and 6-of-7 from the free throw line.

Kevin Love hit some foul trouble

Kevin Love ended the game with 15 points (4-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), and 11 rebounds across 28 minutes. Love hit some foul trouble earlier in the game, which made his floor time limited. If not because of the foul, Love would have made a more impressive stat line. Notwithstanding that shortcoming, he was still instrumental in a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory over the Celtics.

Although Love did not lead the team, the 29-year old veteran still managed to play consistently and remain as one of the league’s elite big men moving forward.

Kyrie Irving did not disappoint the Celtics fans

Next to Jaylen Brown was Kyrie Irving, who achieved an impressive stat line with 22 points (8-17 FG, 4-9 3PY, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, and 10 assists.

Irving played a total of 39 minutes floor time. Irving's first match as the new face of the Celtics is quite impressive, despite the team being rocked early by Gordon Hayward's ankle injury. With Irving's well-played performance, he is expected to be a chalk start in all formats against the Bucks this Wednesday.