The full NBA 2011-2012 schedule will be released at 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday night, but information has already started to leak out of the league offices, including rumors about the Boston Celtics' schedule.
According to Greg Dickerson of Comcast SportsNet New England, the Boston Celtics will take on the Washington Wizards in Washington D.C. on New Year's Day. In addition, the Celtics will have their home opener on December 30.
The NBA has already announced that the Boston Celtics will open up the season against the New York Knicks at noon EDT on Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In addition, four other games will be played that day.
The Miami Heat are at the Dallas Mavericks at 2:30 p.m. EDT (ABC), the Los Angeles Lakers host the Chicago Bulls (5 p.m.; ABC), the Oklahoma City Thunder host the Orlando Magic (8 p.m.; ESPN) and the Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers (10:30 p.m.; ESPN).