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Celtics schedule released: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett return to Boston with Nets on Jan. 26

Posted By Tim Healey On August 7, 2013 @ 9:18 am In General | 3 Comments

Mark your calendars, folks. Doc Rivers [1], Paul Pierce [2] and Kevin Garnett [3] are coming back to Boston, and we know when.

The NBA released the 2013-14 schedule Tuesday, and among the notable matchups for Celtics [4] fans is when Rivers and his Clippers visit TD Garden on Dec. 11 and when the new-look Nets, featuring Pierce and Garnett, come to town for the first time Jan. 26. The Nets [5] play at the Garden again March 7.

Brad Stevens [6] and the C’€™s open their slate Oct. 30 against the Raptors in Toronto, then come home to play the Bucks two nights later.

Other circle dates include a Jan. 2 contest at the Bulls, which would be the first time Rajon Rondo [7] and Derrick Rose [8] face off in nearly two years after both suffered ACL tears. It also serves as the team’€™s only Thursday night TNT game.

What may be the most interesting four-day stretch comes in mid-December. It starts when the Knicks, who ended the Celtics’€™ season in May, host Boston Dec. 8, and continues when the Nets do the same two days later at the Barclays Center ‘€” the first regular-season matchup between the teams. The very next night, Dec. 11, happens to be when Rivers and the Clippers play at the Garden.

This season could also prove to be a bit of a grind ‘€” even more so than most ‘€” with the Celtics staring at playing on consecutive nights 20 times, which is actually two fewer than they had last season. Six of those back-to-backs will come in November, when they play a season-high 18 games.

In a change from recent years, the Celtics are not only not playing on Christmas, but they also have five days off Dec. 23-27.

Here is the full 2013-14 schedule:

Oct. 30 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1 Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 3 at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Nov. 4 at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Nov. 6 Utah, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Nov. 9 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 11 Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 13 Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 Portland, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 16 at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Nov. 19 at Houston, 8 p.m.

Nov. 20 at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Nov. 22 Indiana, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 23 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 25 at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Nov. 27 Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 29 Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 at Milwaukee, 9 p.m.

Dec. 3 Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 6 Denver, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8 at New York, noon

Dec. 10 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 11 L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 13 New York, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 16 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 18 Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 Washington, 1 p.m.

Dec. 22 at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Dec. 28 Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Dec. 31 Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Jan. 2 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Jan. 3 New Orleans, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5 at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m.

Jan. 7 at Denver, 9 p.m.

Jan. 8 at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Jan. 11 at Portland, 10 p.m.

Jan. 13 Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 17 L.A. Lakers, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19 at Orlando, 6 p.m.

Jan. 21 at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 22 at Washington, 7 p.m.

Jan. 24 Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26 Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m.

Jan. 28 at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29 Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2 Orlando, 1 p.m.

Feb. 5 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 Sacramento, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 Dallas, 6 p.m.

Feb. 10 at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Feb. 12 San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 19 at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Feb. 21 at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Feb. 24 at Utah, 9 p.m.

Feb. 26 Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

March 1 Indiana, 8 p.m.

March 5 Golden State, 7:30 p.m.

March 7 Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

March 9 Detroit, 6 p.m.

March 11 at Indiana, 7 p.m.

March 12 New York, 7:30 p.m.

March 14 Phoenix, 7:30 p.m.

March 16 at New Orleans, 6 p.m.

March 17 at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

March 19 Miami, 7:30 p.m.

March 21 at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

March 26 Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

March 28 at Toronto, 7 p.m.

March 30 Chicago, 7 p.m.

March 31 at Chicago, 8 p.m.

April 2 at Washington, 7 p.m.

April 4 Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

April 5 at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

April 9 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

April 11 Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

April 12 at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

April 14 at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

April 16 Washington, 8 p.m.


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[1] Doc Rivers: http://media.weei.com/basketball/doc-rivers.htm

[2] Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm

[3] Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm

[4] Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[5] The Nets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-jersey-nets.htm

[6] Brad Stevens: http://media.weei.com/ncaa/coach-brad-stevens.htm

[7] Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm

[8] Derrick Rose: http://media.weei.com/basketball/derrick-rose.htm

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