This week the NBA released the schedule for the 2014-2015 season, giving us an idea of how this year will turn out for the Boston Celtics.
To start the 2014-2015 campaign, Boston will square off against the Brooklyn Nets at the TD Bank Garden. Though Paul Pierce is not longer on the club, there is still some resonance to facing the Nets with Kevin Garnett coming to town. In addition, it is the first time the C’s will start the year at home since the 2010-2011 season.
LeBron James and his new look Cleveland Cavaliers come to town on November 14th to show off their new big three. This will probably be the hottest ticket in town, and though the crowd will be mainly Celtics fans, all eyes will be on James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love.
Every time the Sacramento Kings come to town, chatter will begin about Rajon Rondo being moved for a pu pu platter that the King can offer, and then that chatter will be shot down just like every other time it livens up. Rondo will be discussed heavily as the trade deadline looms, especially considering the nine days off the C’s have over the All-Star break.
The game I am looking forward to is Pierce’s return as a member of the Washington Wizards on December 7th. It may be less weird to see him in a Washington uniform compared with that experience of his Nets digs, but it is always emotional when “The Truth” returns to his true home.
Only one Boston Celtics game is on national television this year, a mid-January tilt with the Atlanta Hawks. It is hard to blame the television schedulers for not putting more C’s games on their dockets, so be prepared for plenty of NBA League Pass nights, as well as some NBATV, mid-week showcases for the 2014-2015 rebuilding Celtics.