On Friday night the Boston Celtics played their first home game of the regular season. On Saturday, they were back on the road again.
The Celtics will play their fifth game in eight days on Sunday in Washington, D.C. against the Wizards. Four of those games were scheduled away from TD Garden.
With all the traveling, including back-to-back games in Miami and New Orleans, the Celtics home opener felt more like another stop along the way than time at home for Ray Allen.
Whos home? he joked on Friday night. And then we leave again tomorrow. Its hard to think that way because when youre home, Im already thinking about tomorrow and I have to pack, so youre not really home.
Allen didnt unpack from the first road trip and doesnt plan on doing so until the team returns to Boston for a five-game homestand, starting on Monday with the second half of a back-to-back against the Wizards.They will play 11 of their 16 games in January at TD Garden.
Right now, wheres my wallet at? Is it in my car or is it in my travel bag? said Allen. My bags are still in the back of my truck, so it is a state of mind. Sometimes when youre home youre not really home, especially when you know youre going back again.