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Rockets rally to spoil defending champion Warriors return

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 17: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets controls the ball against the Golden State Warriors during their NBA game at ORACLE Arena on October 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

From left, Golden State Warriors' Shaun Livingston, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Kevin Durant wait for their NBA championship rings during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, gestures beside Draymond Green during an NBA championship ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, congratulates Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, left, is presented his NBA championship ring by Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Zaza Pachulia during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, left, is presented his NBA championship ring by Warriors co-owners Joe Lacob, center, and Peter Guber during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, shoots over Houston Rockets' Clint Capela (15) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, puts his arm around NBA commissioner Adam Silver during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, looks at his NBA championship ring beside Warriors co-owners Joe Lacob, center, and Peter Guber during a ring ceremony prior to the basketball game against the Houston Rockets Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Houston Rockets lock arms during the national anthem prior to the NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rockets shock Warriors, 122-121, in season opener

Yahoo Sports Minute recaps top stories including the Rockets shocking the Warriors, 122-121, as Kevin Durant's game-winning buzzer beater was not counted, the Celtics losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA opener, 102-99 with Gordon Hayward suffering a gruesome injury, the Yankees tying up the ALCS at two games apiece with a 6-4 win over the Astros.

Rockets shock Warriors, 122-121, in season opener

Yahoo Sports Minute recaps top stories including the Rockets shocking the Warriors, 122-121, as Kevin Durant's game-winning buzzer beater was not counted, the Celtics losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA opener, 102-99 with Gordon Hayward suffering a gruesome injury, the Yankees tying up the ALCS at two games apiece with a 6-4 win over the Astros.

Rockets shock Warriors, 122-121, in season opener

Yahoo Sports Minute recaps top stories including the Rockets shocking the Warriors, 122-121, as Kevin Durant's game-winning buzzer beater was not counted, the Celtics losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA opener, 102-99 with Gordon Hayward suffering a gruesome injury, the Yankees tying up the ALCS at two games apiece with a 6-4 win over the Astros.

Rockets shock Warriors, 122-121, in season opener

Yahoo Sports Minute recaps top stories including the Rockets shocking the Warriors, 122-121, as Kevin Durant's game-winning buzzer beater was not counted, the Celtics losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA opener, 102-99 with Gordon Hayward suffering a gruesome injury, the Yankees tying up the ALCS at two games apiece with a 6-4 win over the Astros.

Rockets stun Warriors, Hayward suffers gruesome injury in Celtics loss

Golden State were beaten 122-121 by Houston, who rallied 34-20 in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's NBA season opener.

Rockets vs. Warriors: Score, results, highlights from Houston's opening night victory

The NBA is back! SN provided live updates for the opening night matchup between the Rockets and Warriors.

NBA: Irving and LeBron shaken by Hayward's horror injury

NBA: Irving and LeBron shaken by Hayward's horror injury

NBA: Irving and LeBron shaken by Hayward's horror injury

NBA: Irving and LeBron shaken by Hayward's horror injury

Boston's Gordon Hayward suffered a serious injury in his NBA debut for his new team.

Boston's Gordon Hayward suffered a serious injury in his NBA debut for his new team.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, shake hands after the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 102-99. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) falls as Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) reaches for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward broke his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, tries to get past Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 102-99. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward is carried away in a stretcher in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward broke his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) and Derrick Rose (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 102-99. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NBA: Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers

Oct 17, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) lays on the court after injuring his ankle during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, passes over Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, passes against Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Jeff Green (32) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NBA rallies for Gordon Hayward on social media after broken tibia, ankle injury

During Tuesday's opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific injury after cutting back door.

NBA rallies for Gordon Hayward on social media after broken tibia, ankle injury

During Tuesday's opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific injury after cutting back door.

NBA rallies for Gordon Hayward on social media after broken tibia, ankle injury

During Tuesday's opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific injury after cutting back door.

Cavs stave off injury-hit Celtics in NBA

Celtics vs. Cavs: Score, results, highlights from Cleveland's close win

The NBA is back! SN provided live updates for the opening night matchup between the Celtics and Cavs.

Report: Cavs Players Were Upset About a Kyrie Irving Tribute Video

Three championship appearances, one title and a Game 7 game-winner that will go down in NBA lore would, on an island, warrant a tribute video for Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland. But for some Cavs players, the manner in which Irving left disqualified him from that type of love.

Multiple Cavs players were upset upon learning about the tribute video, which the Cavs planned to show during Irving's return as a member of the Celtics on opening night but decided not to because they could not find "the right moment."

From Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, who reported that the Cavs players were unhappy with the video:

"According to team spokesman Tad Carper, multiple Cavs officials, including majority owner Dan Gilbert, chose not to show the video because "we were expecting to run it at a floating opportunity based on the right moment, and we felt that moment never presented itself."

Irving was booed heartily when he was introduced by the stadium announcer before the game.

Carper told Cleveland.com that the decision to not show the video was not directly related to the gruesome injury Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered in the first quarter. Hayward's left leg bent back under him unnaturally after trying to catch an alley-oop from Irving, and Hayward was initially diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.

After reaching three consecutive finals with the Cavaliers, Irving shocked the NBA world when he requested a trade in July. The next month, Irving was traded to the Celtics in exchange for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, Brooklyn's 2018 first-round pick and a 2020 second-round pick.

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