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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said the Cleveland fan base gave Kyrie Irving a pretty easy time during his first return trip to Quicken Loans Arena. "It was nothing," James said. "That was nothing. What do you want me to say? I've experienced big boos before. That was like a pat on the back. It could never… I love our fans to death. That was nothing."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue said JR Smith's first go as the Cavs' sixth man was "good" as he put up 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting and four rebounds in 22 minutes but his back stiffened up on him, leading to only three minutes of playing time in the fourth quarter. "We had to get him out," Lue said. "But he was good."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue said JR Smith's first go as the Cavs' sixth man was "good" as he put up 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting and four rebounds in 22 minutes but his back stiffened up on him, leading to only three minutes of playing time in the fourth quarter. "We had to get him out," Lue said. "But he was good."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue took a page out of his own coaching manual from his very first postgame press conference by ripping his team for their conditioning following the Cavs' 102-99 win over Boston. "I thought our pace was really terrible tonight," Lue said. "We've got to get in better shape. As far as pushing ourselves, not saving ourselves. We've got to do a better job of playing hard six or seven minutes, you get tired, come out. Our pace was really slow. To hold a team to 41 percent shooting and they were at 36 or 37 for a while and not play with pace getting up and down the floor, that's not good for us. We want to play fast, we want to get up and down the floor. I thought tonight we settled and played a half-court game."

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Warriors say Draymond Green (left knee strain) will not return to tonight's game versus Houston.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green will not return to tonight's game with a left knee strain.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Draymond Green hobbling, rubbing his left knee and heads for the locker room.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden (18 points, 6 assists) looks like himself. Chris Paul (2 points, 4 assists, minus-21) looks like a guy learning on the fly.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

In a high-scoring affair, the Golden State Warriors lead the Houston Rockets at the break 71-62. Reserve Nick Young leads all scorers with 20 points in his Warriors debut. James Harden has 18 points and six assists.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

P.J. Tucker was hit with a Flagrant 1 for lowering his shoulder into Kevin Durant, sending him flying near the front row seats.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

There are now some "Swaggy P" chants at Oracle Arena after new Warriors guard Nick Young opens with 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 4-of-5 3-point shooting against Houston.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has extended his streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer to 55, the second longest among active players.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Swaggy P makes his first two 3-pointers as a Warriors. Celebrates with a head nod, but not the full Swaggy fly down the court like a hanglider treatment.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "I really feel for him." Said it's a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia. He's being flown to Boston for further tests."

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Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Kevin Love's 23-foot three with 46 seconds remaining increased the Cavs win probability from 65% to 83%, - the highest WPA of the game.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Warriors championship banner unveiled by who else? Steph Curry.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue: "I thought a few times we didn't respect Jaylen Brown."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis talks about facing Carmelo Anthony for the first time and the challenge of guarding Anthony:

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving embrace on court after Irving's 3-point attempt to force overtime misses at the buzzer.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99. Gritty effort by Boston to claw its way back but LeBron James made big plays when it mattered. Big night for Boston's kids in Jaylen Brown (career-high 25 points) and Jayson Tatum (14 points, 9 rebounds) after early loss of Gordon Hayward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are probably going to struggle on the court this season but it seems like they'll have continued success as a business entity. Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it's renewed and expanded its marketing partnership with Madison Square Garden and MSG Networks, so the airline will have a heavy presence on all Knicks telecasts and in the arena. The new agreement is for 10 years.

Andrea Pelkey ESPN Producer 

Gordon Hayward being wheeled out of the arena.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics could have easily let this game get away after Gordon Hayward injury. Instead, with a healthy dose of Marcus Smart and the kids (Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown) they erased an 18-point deficit.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs let an 18-point third quarter lead disappear completely before Derrick Rose hit a buzzer-beater to give Cleveland the edge back, 72-71, heading into the 4th Q.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will serve as keynote speaker when beloved Knicks analyst John Andariese is presented posthumously with the Johnny Bach Award from Fordham University on October 30. John's wife, Maureen, his daughters, and former Knicks announcer Marv Albert will accept on Andariese's behalf.