By A. Sherrod Blakely
CSNNE.com Celtics Insider
Follow @sherrodbcsn BOSTON Even though all indications are that the NBA will miss games for the first time since the lockout-shortened 1998-1999 season because of the labor battle between league owners and players, the league released the full 2011-2012 schedule on Tuesday.
The Celtics, who were knocked off in the second round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat, are scheduled to kick off the season at home vs. Cleveland on Nov. 2.
Boston will play its next two games on the road against Atlanta (Nov. 4) and Indiana (Nov. 5), respectively.
Other highlights of the Celtics' schedule include:
Nov. 16 at Miami.
Dec. 25 at New York, which the Celtics swept in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Jan. 11 vs. defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden.
Jan. 16 vs. Oklahoma City which will be the first time the C's will face former Celtic Kendrick Perkins since he was traded to the Thunder in February.