The Jay Graves Report

The NBA’s Openin’ Night was FANtastic with the exception of Gordon Hayward’s injury!

Boston's Gordon Hayward suffers a dislocated ankle and tibia fracture in the first half of his Celtics debut. Photo: Daily Express

Everybody and their Uncle LeRoy’s baby’s momma was excited about the NBA tippin’ off on Tuesday night and it didn’t disappoint! Two games and they were both thrillers. Game One was the rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics. Game Two was the defendin’ NBA Champs, Golden State Warriors, pickin’ up their hardware and droppin’ their banner playin’ the new look Houston Rockets.

So you already know that every basketball head in the world was posted up. Both games came down to last second shots. Cleveland gets out of the joint alive 102-99 over the Celtics as Kyrie misses the 3-pointer at the buzzer. Golden State’s night was spoiled as the Rockets knock them down 122-121 at the buzzer.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The first night of the NBA couldn’t have been written any better. Now I would have rewritten the first quarter and a half of it so that the homie Gordon Hayward would still be healthy today. With 6 minutes and 45 seconds remainin’ in the first half ole boy collided with LeBron goin’ up for an alley-oop and his leg bent ackwardly. He dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia as he came down on them.

Boyz all over the arena were freaked out by the extent of the injury. However, once they put the air cast on him and got him on the stretcher players like LeBron and others gave him a pound and wished him well.

Kyrie was the villain comin’ back to the Q for the first time since bouncin’. The fans showed him no love but the Cavs treated him like family. He balled out finishin’ with 22 points and 10 assists as he looked like the Kyrie of the last few years in Cleveland. Uncle Drew just changed his address playa but he’s still hoopin’!! However, Jaylen Brown led the Celtics in Hayward’s absence with 25 points playin’ a total of 40 minutes.

AP Photo, Tony Dejak


The Cavs are always led by LeBron doin’ major work on boyz. He finished the night with 29 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists. We couldn’t have asked for a better opener excludin’ the Gordon Hayward injury. Remember the old NBA commercial that said, “I love this game! It’s fantastic!” Well I do and it is bruh!!

Game two was just as good with the Warriors pickin’ up their rings and droppin’ their banner. Then turnin’ around and losin’ at the crib to the new look Rockets. C’mon bruh! Everybody likes to see the champs go down and especially after gettin’ their rings. It just makes for great TV.

AP Photo/Ben Margot

Houston was not playin’ with these boyz with The Beard knockin’ down 27 points and 10 assists. But the secret weapon was their bench. They scored 54 points out of the bushes with three cats. Eric Gordon unloaded 24 comin’ out of the back seat on a boy. PJ Tucker hit ’em up for 20 climbin’ out of the trunk and Luc Mbah a Moute slid up on the side of them and put 14 into the passenger door.

What’s so crazy is that they beat the Warriors on their home floor after Golden State scored more that 120 points. They’re 30-0 against the rest of the league but 1-2 against the Rockets when scorin’ that many points. GS shot the lights out of the gym too bruh! Their shootin’ percentage was off of the charts at 53.8 percent from the field, 53.3 from three and 90 percent from the foul line! And they had 34 assists!!! AND LOSS!!

The Rockets walked outta that joint like George Jefferson goin’ to the elevator bruh! Say it with me “I love this game!! It’s fantastic!” Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) George Jefferson: noun – the character from the ole sitcom “The Jeffersons” where ole boy was pimp walkin’ to the elevator in the shows introduction.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!