The Boston Celtics will begin their 2012-2013 campaign on October 30 when they re-visit the scene of their heartbreaking Game Seven loss to the Miami Heat in last years Eastern Conference Finals according to the schedule that the NBA released Thursday night.
In addition to that high profile match-up on opening night, the Celtics will again be playing on Christmas Day, this time in Brooklyn against the new look Nets. Some other highlights on the schedule include: The Los Angeles Lakers making their only visit of the season to Boston on February 7th, and Ray Allen returning to Boston as a member of the Heat for the first time on March 18th. In addition, the C's will be featured on national television 26 times during the 2012-2013 season, including a Sunday afternoon tilt on ABC against the defending Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder on March 10.
The annual post All-Star break trip to the West Coast looks especially brutal this year, with the team scheduled to play five games in seven nights against the Denver Nuggets, Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers, and Utah Jazz.
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