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NBA schedule 2012: Celtics face three games in four days

The Boston Celtics are 3-3 on the season and have a tough week ahead.

Dennis Wierzbicki-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Celtics have a busy week ahead, playing three games in four days with two of them on the road. Doc Rivers and company will be trying to get above .500 on the season with a pair of wins in the four-day stretch.

The week begins on the road Monday night against last year's Eastern Conference leader, the Chicago Bulls. The 4-2 Bulls still are without injured point guard Derrick Rose, but come into the game riding a Saturday victory.

The Celtics have tuesday off to travel home before playing host to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. The Jazz are 3-4 on the season and have won their most recent game, but they have yet to win a road game this year.

Boston goes back on the road quickly, heading to Brooklyn to face the Nets in a nationally televised game. The Nets are 3-2 on the season and winner of their last two games. Wednesday and Thursday will be the third time this season that the Celtics play on back-to-back nights; the previous two times they've had to do so they have lost the first night and won on the short turnaround.

A complete schedule of this week's NBA action can be found here.

Celtics Schedule Monday, November 12 – Thursday, November 15:

Monday: at Chicago, 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday: OFF

Wednesday: vs. Utah, 7:30 p.m. ET

Thursday: at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. ET, televised on TNT