Celtics announce 2012 preseason schedule


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.