PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 16: Kevin Garnett #5 and Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics talk towards the end of the 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on May 16, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
And now we get a few more details. The Celtics released their preseason schedule on Thursday, and it includes two games against the Nets: Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Boston and Thursday, Oct. 18 in Brooklyn, an 8 p.m. start.
Neither the Knicks or Sixers have released their preseason schedule, but New York won't play any preseason games at Madison Square Garden, with the latest phase of MSG renovations not being complete until late October.
The Celtics open October 5 in Istanbul, where they will take on Fenerbahce Ulker, led by Bojan Bogdanovic.