Boston Celtics: Predicting every 2017-18 game and playoffs series

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1st: v. Sacramento Kings (W)

3rd: at Oklahoma City Thunder (L)

OKC added a new piece for Russell Westbrook to play with: Carmelo Anthony. That may not be enough to compete in the Western Conference, but against the East, they’re going to be a very tough team. I think Boston will struggle on the road a bit early on in the season and this is a game I can see them dropping.

5th: at Orlando Magic (W)

6th: at Atlanta Hawks (W)

8th: v. Los Angeles Lakers (W)

10th: v. Charlotte Hornets (W)

12th: v. Toronto Raptors (W)

14th: at Brooklyn Nets (W)

16th: v. Golden State Warriors (L)

Boston’s 6-game winning streak will end with a tough loss at home to the reigning NBA Champions. Golden State simply has too much firepower with Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Kevin Durant. The Celtics will see them again though, and maybe get some revenge down the road.

18th: at Atlanta Hawks (W)

20th: at Dallas Mavericks (W)

22nd: at Miami Heat (W)

24th: v. Orlando Magic (W)

25th: at Indiana Pacers (L)

Struggles on the road, like I said before. The Pacers are a team the Celtics can beat easily, but I think this team will take some time to come together. It’s literally a whole new squad this year with only 4 remaining players.

27th: v. Detroit Pistons (W)

30th: v. Philadelphia 76ers (W)

Record: 19-4

Can you ask for anything more than this from the Celtics to begin the year? A 19-4 recod would mean Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward have found a way to balance one another, while Al Horford continues to be the unsung hero and leader. This is perfect so far.