Celtics basketball is just around the corner.
The team announced their 2017 preseason schedule on Monday, which will tip off in just 56 days. The preseason itself will be a little shorter as well, with only four games on the docket.
Boston will alternate home and away games against the Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers this preseason, starting on October 2 against the Hornets at TD Garden. The Celtics will face the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 6 and host Philadelphia on October 9. Boston will conclude their preseason slate on the road against the Hornets on October 11 at the Spectrum Center.
With only 6 players from last year’s team returning in 2017, the shortened preseason schedule gives them less opportunity to gel together. This squad is loaded with talent now, so that shouldn’t be a problem.