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It seems just yesterday that we were watching the Celtics overcome a 22-year drought from an NBA Championship by beating the Lakers in the Finals, but here we are today already looking at the schedule for next season’s reigning champs.
The Celtics open up this season with a bang. They start out at home on October 28 against King Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is a great way to start the season: hand out the rings, raise the banner and then take on one of the NBA’s finest (Lebron) fresh off his return from China. There are a few other games that are worth noting as well.
November 12: The Celtics take on the Atlanta Hawks for the first time in Boston. This could be a revival of what might be a pair of new rivals after this past season’s first round playoffs.
November 21: Kevin Garnett will get to play a full game finally in his old stomping grounds of Minnesota as the T-Wolves host the Celts.
December 12: The Celtics get to welcome James Posey back to Boston when the New Orleans Hornets come to town.
December 25: Merry Christmas! The Celtics get to head back to L.A. in a NBA Finals rematch against the Lakers.
February 5: The Celtics get to host the Lakers this time. The last time these two teams met in Boston the Celtics won by nearly 40 points.
February 13-16: NBA All-Star Break in Phoenix, AZ. Last year the Celtics sent their Big Three to New Orleans along with head coach Doc Rivers.
April 15: Celtics conclude their regular season with a home game against the Washington Wizards.
So that’s just a brief preview of some of the games this coming season that should be pretty exciting.
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