Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat to start the 2010-11 NBA season. For the visitors, it will be their first time to debut their new-look roster (perhaps you heard: the Heat signed Chris Bosh and LeBron James in the offseason).
For the Celtics, meanwhile, this year presents somewhat of a final opportunity -- with the core of their roster not getting any younger, many point to this season as the last chance Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and company will have to win another championship. Boston fell just short of that goal last year, losing the Lakers in a seven-game NBA Finals.
The pursuit of Banner No. 18 begins Tuesday night.