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1-2, 3rd in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Celtics were on the road last week, coach Brad Stevens called Gordon Hayward to see if he needed anything while still hospitalized following surgery. Hayward had one request: A basketball. So Stevens' wife, Tracy, delivered one to his room. Stevens: "He might have started that chair-shooting [exercises] already."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics injury updates: Marcus Smart (ankles) did not practice and remains day-to-day; Marcus Morris (knee) participated in non-contact portion of practice Monday but will not play this week. Morris will be reevaluated next week, according to coach Brad Stevens.

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NBA Power Rankings: Celtics suffer steep drop

Without Gordon Hayward, the Celts are 1-2 and well out of the top 10 of our rankings. Kyrie Irving's efficiency will need to improve, as he is shooting 37 percent from the floor.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.

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Irving fined $25K for language toward fan

After Celtics guard Kyrie Irving used inappropriate language toward a fan Friday, the NBA announced Sunday that he has been fined $25,000.

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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.

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.3Tied-20th
Rebounds Per Game48.0Tied-6th
Assists Per Game21.0Tied-19th
Points Allowed100.711th

Team History

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

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