Kyrie overjoyed to be back playing with the Celtics (0:41)
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Bradley comes up big with series-swinging slam

After sparking the Red Sox to a Game 2 win, center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. uncorked an eighth-inning grand slam that broke open Game 3 on Tuesday, propelling Boston to a 2-1 series lead in the ALCS.

Nick DePaula ESPN 

Jaylen Brown wastes no time taking advantage of the league's new loosened color restrictions on sneakers, wearing Tracy McGrady's mismatched retro Adidas TMac 3 for the Celtics' home opener. While the league's guidelines do require that "both shoes must match in color and design," players like Brown are expected to be pushing the boundaries all season long.

Tatum puts on a show in season opener (0:59)
Tatum: It 'feels good' to have everyone back (0:55)
Hayward says it felt great to be back on court (1:07)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mitch Moreland on being hit by Roberto Osuna's 96mph fastball with the bases loaded in the 8th inning: "Coming through in that situation and getting the run across felt a lot better than the pitch. That was a good one."

Bregman: Eovaldi pitched well today (0:59)
Tatum shakes and bakes Embiid for jumper (0:22)

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics picked up on opening night where they left off against the Philadelphia 76ers in last year's playoffs. After defeating the Sixers 4-1 in their second-round series, the Celtics beat Philadelphia 105-87 Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. All nine Boston players who saw more than four minutes of action scored at least seven points, led by 23 and nine rebounds from forward Jayson Tatum.

Brown powers past Embiid's block for a basket (0:31)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's one game, but the opening result for the new Sixers' lineup configuration wasn't pretty. Markelle Fultz has five points in 24 minutes as Philly was outscored by 16 with the second-year guard on the court. JJ Redick, who was replaced in the starting lineup, had 17 points off the bench but those lineups weren't impressive either.

Pearce commends Kemp's catch despite controversy (0:56)
Bradley knew grand slam was gone off the bat (1:11)
Baynes' dime leads to Irving layup (0:16)