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Celtics to play marquee games


The Boston Celtics will have a chance to showcase themselves right away when the NBA’s regular season opens on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The Celtics, among the favorites to compete for the Eastern Conference title this season, and will face the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on the league’s opening night in prime time, the first game of a doubleheader on TNT. Oklahoma City will battle Golden State in the nightcap.

The NBA on Wednesday released a schedule of some of the season’s marquee games.

Two other Celtics games made the early release Wednesday: a matchup against Toronto on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Garden, and a Christmas evening tilt against the 76ers, also at the Garden.

According to the NBA, the whole schedule is expected to be released Friday.

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