Published: Fri, November 08, 2019
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Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. suspended for one game by the National Basketball Association

Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. suspended for one game by the National Basketball Association

According to Justin Kubatko of StatMuse and Basketball Reference, Hayward's 16 two-pointers were the most made without a miss in a single game since Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain - who has achieved a mythical status in the pantheon of NBA legends - went 16-16 from the field on March 19, 1967. (4) and Chicago Bulls' Ryan Arcidiacono (51) compete for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Cleveland. However, he isn't doing it alone, evidenced Tuesday night when teammate Gordon Hayward exploded for a career-high-tying 39 points on 17-of-20 shooting in a 119-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Collin Sexton, who scored 21 points, hit a 3 with 1:33 to play that cut Boston's lead to 116-113.

Boston was 48 of 85 from the field (56%).

Walker added 25 in the contest, and Jayson Tatum chipped in 18.

Tristan Thompson had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland, which has lost three straight. Kevin Love scored 17 and Larry Nance Jr. 15.

Through his first six games with the Celtics, Walker is leading the team in scoring with 26 points per game.

In the final seconds of the third quarter, Porter received an outlet pass from Brandon Knight. Kanter has played just one game with his new club due to a knee contusion.

Hayward suffered a horrific leg injury in Cleveland during the opening minutes of the 2017-18 season opener.

Walker, a first-round pick of the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2011, led the franchise in scoring over each of the last five seasons of his eight-year tenure and is the career points leader (12,009) for the organization.

The Celtics may also get Enes Kanter back in the lineup.

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