The 2014-15 Celtics schedule has just been released, and there are plenty of noteworthy details. Here are a few, followed by the full downloadable schedule below. Click this link for the 10 must-see games of the year in Boston.
* The Celtics have 18 back-to-back sets this season. It breaks down to 10 being home-away, three being away-home, and five being away-away.
* The reason for increased back-to-backs? The NBA is going to give teams a week break for the All-Star Break. In fact, After February 7th's game in Milwaukee, the Celtics play just one game - home against the Hawks on February 11 - before February 20th's game in Sacramento. All-Star Weekend is February 14-15.
* The Celtics take their first (and longest) West Coast trip on January 19, a six-game trip that starts in L.A. against the Clippers and goes through Portland, Denver, Golden State, Utah, and finishes on Jan 28 in Minnesota.
* The team's longest home stretch is just three games - and it won't be easy. From Nov. 12-17 they host the Thunder, Cavaliers, and Suns.
* Their busiest month will be March, when they play 18 games - 10 of them on the road.
* Their hardest one will probably be in November, despite just 13 games. Boston plays on the road in Houston and Dallas to kick things off. Then they'll host the Raptors and Pacers. They play the Bulls twice in November. You already read how they play the Thunder and Cavs. They travel to Memphis, too. And just for fun, they'll host the Blazers and then end the month hosting the World Champion Spurs. Yeesh.
* Out of the All-Star break the Celtics are in Sacramento where they start a three-game trip that includes the Lakers and Suns (back-to-back).
* There's a New Years Eve game again this year, starting early at 1:00 PM against the Sacramento Kings. The Bruins play later that night. No Christmas Day game for the C's, but they'll host the Nets the day after Christmas.