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C’s to play Oct. 6 in Italy

The O2
Formerly the Millennium Dome, the O2 Arena (above) will play host to the Oct. 10 game between the Celtics and the T-Wolves (Photo Courtesy of

The Celtics preseason schedule was released yesterday, with the C’s opening up action across the Atlantic against the Toronto Raptors in Rome, Italy on Oct. 6. Four days later on Oct. 10, Boston will travel to London, England, to square off against the Minnesota Timberwolves, whose roster boasts seven former C’s players (Mark Blount, Ricky Davis, Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Gerald Green, Theo Ratliff, and Sebastian Telfair). The Oct. 10 match-up will take place in the O2, the new NBA-style state-of-the-art arena in London.

The NBA 2007-2008 regular season begins for the Celtics on Friday, Nov. 2 at Washington.

The entire preseason schedule:
Oct. 6 Raptors, Pala Lottomatica (Rome, Italy), 2:30 PM ET
Oct. 10 Timberwolves, O2 (London), 2:30 PM ET
Oct. 17 Knicks, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA), 7:30 PM ET
Oct. 19 Nets, DCU Center (Worcester, MA), 7:30 PM ET
Oct. 20 76ers, Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT), 7:30 PM ET
Oct. 22 at Knicks, 7:30 PM ET
Oct. 23 at Nets, 7:30 PM ET
Oct. 26 Cavaliers, TD Banknorth Garden (Boston, MA), 7:30 PM ET

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