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Monday, 07 August 2017 17:28

Boston Celtics Open NBA Preseason Oct. 2, Play Charlotte Hornets, Philadelphia 76ers Twice

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[BREAKING NEWS] NBA Releases 2017-18 Preseason Schedule for Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Media

The Boston Celtics will open their 2017-18 campaign with a preseason slate of just four games. In an effort to space out the regular season better and eliminate as many back-to-backs as possible, the NBA has shrunken preseason play.

Celtics fans will get their first true look at the likes of Gordon Hayward, Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum and other newcomers in a home game on Oct. 2, 2017. Boston will take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7:30 p.m. EST at TD Garden in the preseason-opener.

Boston will get two looks at the new-look Hornets, who traded Miles Plumlee and Marco Belinelli for Dwight Howard and picked up Malik Monk in the draft. The Celtics wrap their preseason on Oct. 11 with a trip to Charlotte.

The other team on Boston's preseason slate is another one with a very different look and feel to it. The Celtics and 76ers will meet in Philadelphia on Oct. 6 and Boston on Oct. 9 for a pair of games. After seeing him in the Las Vegas Summer League, Boston will get to really contend against the No. 1 overall pick they traded away in Markelle Fultz, as well as possibly the league's first look at another No. 1 overall selection in Ben Simmons.

Stay tuned to CLNS Media's Celtics Newsfeed this week, as the 2017-18 NBA Regular Season release is impending.

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh is the CLNS Media Network's Boston Celtics Content and Newsfeed Manager.

Mike is a graduate of Marist College with a degree in sports communications. He spent three years as a NBA Featured Columnist with Bleacher Report, where he was the site's top Boston Celtics writer.

Mike is a full-time sports writer with The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. He can be reached by email to MikeW@CLNSMedia.com or via Twitter @CLNS_Walsh.

Personal Website: www.WalshWrites.com