Celtics announce preseason schedule

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Celtics announce preseason schedule

The Boston Celtics today announced their 2011 preseason schedule, which will open on Monday, October 10, 2011 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, RI against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Celtics will conclude the preseason against the New Jersey Nets at the TD Garden on Wednesday, October 26.

That is, if there is a preseason at all.

The eight game line-up also includes contests against the remaining Atlantic Division foes New York and Toronto. The Celtics will take on the New York Knicks at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Saturday, October 22 and will host the Toronto Raptors at the TD Garden on Friday, October 21.

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

The preseason schedule is as follows:

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Oct. 10 Philadelphia 76ers Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, RI) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 New York Knicks Times Union Center (Albany, NY) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ON) 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 19 Philadelphia 76ers Mullins Center (Amherst, MA) 7:00 p.m.

Oct. 21 Toronto Raptors TD Garden (Boston, MA) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 New York Knicks XL Center (Hartford, CT) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24 New Jersey Nets Prudential Center (Newark, NJ) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 New Jersey Nets TD Garden (Boston, MA) 7:30 p.m.

NBA reaches seven-year labor agreement with players' union

NBA reaches seven-year labor agreement with players' union

When was the last time you saw any labor contract — not just the NBA, not just pro sports, but in any business — get done before either side could opt-out, let alone the actual deadline?

That’s what happened with the NBA’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). The teams had until Dec. 15 of last year to opt out, with the real deadline for a new deal being July 1 of this year. Yet the two sides reached a deal before either side even opted out.

Thursday the NBA and National Basketball Players’ Association announced that the new CBA had been signed. It’s a seven-year deal that kicks in July 1.

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