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BOSTON -- Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving took an inadvertent elbow to the face from a teammate early in the first quarter of Friday night's 90-87 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
Celtics big man Aron Baynes hit Irving while trying to defend a Kemba Walker shot attempt. After fouling Walker on a drive, Baynes spun to box out and his right elbow smashed Irving, who immediately collapsed to the floor clutching his face.
Irving was attended to by Celtics trainer Art Horne and left the court clutching a towel over his bloodied faceAfter the game, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Irving went home at halftime but texted the team congratulating it for its 11th straight win. He added that Irving has not been diagnosed with a concussion but will be monitored for symptoms moving forward.
"I haven't talked to him," Stevens said of Irving. "But he sent a text to a group of us right when we walked back into the coaches' office and it said, 'Way to go. Great win' ... So obviously he watched the end of the game."
Boston already was playing without Gordon Hayward (ankle) and Al Horford (concussion protocol). Irving included, that's $76.2 million worth of unavailable talent.points and 10 rebounds in his debut, setting a Duke record for points
Even without Irving, the Celtics continued their winning ways. They erased an 18-point deficit to win their 11th straight after an 0-2 start to the season. Backup point guard Shane Larkin chipped Edgar Martinez Authentic Jersey in a team-high 16 points after Irving was injured"Once we figured [Irving] wasn't coming back -- at the end of the day we're still NBA players," Marcus Morris said. "Like I said when Al went down, it's next man up. Shane [Larkin] did a hell of a job coming in, taking that load, and scoring the ball. The crowd was great so we pulled that one out."
Added Terry Rozier: "We've been preaching next man up forever. Lately, our team is dropping http://www.authentictexasrangers.com/Cole-Hamels-Jersey like flies. You just gotta be ready. Shane did a great job, stepping up, coming in today. Like you said, you just never know in this league when your number is going to be called. We did a good job handling thatThe 2017-18 college basketball season officially got underway on Friday. Time for preseason narratives to play out, go wild with overreactions and ... well, a lot of guys didn't play.
Over the past six weeks, the biggest story in college basketball has been the federal investigation into corruption and bribery in the sport. Despite games getting underway, Friday was no different -- and it wasn't just because of the scandalWe already knew Auburn's Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy and Louisville's Brian Bowen wouldn't be playing. Oklahoma State and USC added to the list, with the Cowboys holding out star senior Jeffrey Carroll and the Trojans sitting De��Anthony Melton. Bowen is the outlier, but the other four players have no timetable for a return and it's essentially a game-by-game, wait-and-see situation. Is there a chance they return next week? Is there a chance they miss the entire season? The answer to both could be yes. No one really knows.
The scandal-plagued programs weren��t the only ones missing players on FridayArizona announced Friday afternoon that assistant coach Mark Phelps and senior forward Keanu Pinder were suspended for the Wildcats' game against Northern Arizona. Phelps will also miss Sunday��s game against UMBC. Kansas freshman Billy Preston sat out on Friday after missing class and curfew. Alabama freshman Collin Sexton was suspended for Friday's game, and the Crimson Tide were also missing three other key players due to injury. Texas A&M was without starting point guard J.J. Caldwell and lottery pick Robert Williams against West Virginia, which will miss Esa Ahmad for the first semester. Kezie Okpala, a top-50 incoming recruit, is out indefinitely due to academics. BYU guard Nick Emery withdrew from school and will miss the entire year. Houston star guard Rob Gray was suspended for Friday��s game. Clemson forward David Skara was suspended nine games. Arizona State suspended Romello White due to a team rules violation, and Kimani Lawrence suffered an ankle injury on Thursday. Oh, and UCLA was also missing three freshmen -- including LiAngelo Ball -- for its game in China against Georgia Tech, which is withholding Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson for improper benefits.
And perhaps the most noteworthy potential absence to keep an eye on? Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr., one of the early candidates for the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NBA draft. He played just two minutes against Iowa State due to a hip injury, with Cuonzo Martin telling ESPN��s Myron Medcalf it was a "precaution" to hold him out.
Missouri needs Porter to return soon -- and with all the other stars missing in action, so does college basketball.points and 10 rebounds in his debut, setting a Duke record for points
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Friday wasn't the night if you were looking for big-time upsets. Each of the top-10 teams in the preseason AP poll won by double figures, with six of them winning by at least 25 points.
Duke rolled over Elon, led by Marvin Bagley, whom we'll get to more in a minute. The best sign for the Blue Devils? Trevon Duval had eight assists and zero turnovers. Michigan State had five guys in double figures -- including player of the year favorite Miles Bridges with 20 and 10 -- against North Florida, while Allonzo Trier��s 32 points led Arizona against Northern Arizona. Kansas beat Tennessee State by 36 and Wichita State took down UMKC by 52. Landry Shamet scoring 17 points after missing most of the offseason with an injury was key for the ShockersKentucky started awfully slow against Utah Valley, and was down by nine at halftime before scoring 48 points in the second half en route to a 73-63 win. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise, as John Calipari spoke all preseason about how this team was a work in progress, especially defensively. The Wildcats will have to be much better against Kansas on Tuesday. But two things to note: Kentucky played a lot Edgar Martinez Authentic Jersey of zone on Friday and with its length, that could be an option for Calipari moving forward; also, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander played 36 minutes and seems to have http://www.officialauthenticbearstore.com/Nike-Connor-Barth-Jersey.html beaten out five-star recruit Quade Green for the point guard jobThe top of the incoming freshman class is elite, and Friday did nothing to disprove that notion.
Duke's Bagley went for 25 points and 10 rebounds in his debut, setting a Duke record for points by a freshman in the season opener. It was also the most points by a No. 1 overall recruit in his first career game, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Arizona's DeAndre Ayton had 20 points and 10 rebounds to start his career, throwing in two blocks on the defensive end, while Texas center Mohamed Bamba finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks.
Throw in a healthy Porter, and that's going to be a terrific four-way battle all season.
The sleeper for NBA scouts is Michigan State's Jaren Jackson, and he went for 13 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four blocks on Friday -- despite making just two shots from the field
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