Celtics announce 2012 preseason schedule

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Celtics announce 2012 preseason schedule

The Celtics today announced their 2012 preseason schedule, which will open on Friday, Oct. 5 at the Ulker Sports Arena in Istanbul, Turkey against Fenerbahce Ulker as part of NBA Europe Live 2012. The Celtics will also play EA7 Emporio Armani Milano at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy on October 7 before returning to the United States.

The eight-game preseason lineup also includes contests against Atlantic division foes New York, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. The Celtics will play two games at TD Garden: Oct. 16 against Brooklyn and Oct. 21 against Philadelphia. The Celtics will take on the Knicks at the XL Center in Hartford on Oct. 13 and will also make their first visit to Brooklyn to take on the Nets on October 18 at the new Barclays Center.

All Celtics preseason games can be seen on Comcast SportsNet New England.

The preseason schedule:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 -- vs. Fenerbahce Ulker at Istanbul, Turkey, 2 p.m. EDT

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 -- vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano at Milan, Italy, noon EDT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 -- vs. Knicks at XL Center in Hartford, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 -- at Sixers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 -- vs. Nets at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 -- at Nets at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 -- at Knicks at Times Union Center in Albany, 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 -- vs. Sixers at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Brown fires up Celtics teammates with tomahawk dunk over Vucevic

Well it appears that Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic wasn’t the only one who didn’t see Jaylen Brown’s powerful dunk over him coming. 
 
Apparently, Brown didn’t see it coming either. 
 
“It caught me off-guard,” Brown said after Boston’s 117-87 thumping of the Magic. “I wasn’t even expecting it. It happens. It’s part of basketball. It’s two points.”
 
The play in question came early in the second quarter when Brown blew past Jodie Meeks into the lane and took off towards the rim. 
 
Vucevic jumped late, got dunked on and the Celtics bench went bananas!
 
“It gave our team a lot of energy,” Brown acknowledged.
 
Brown understands part of his job in coming off the bench is to make an impact with effort. 
 
And in doing so, he senses that his teammate’s confidence him in and his game can only grow.
 
“I feel like my teammates are trusting me more, getting more trust from the coaching staff,” said Brown who finished with 13 points. 
 
Avery Bradley likes what he’s seen from Brown, a young player who has shown tremendous promise. 
 
And that dunk over Vucevic?
 
“You’re going to see a lot more of those in his career,” Bradley said. “He gets us going.”