BOSTON – One of the most exciting parts of the off-season in every sport is when the schedule is announced for your favorite team's upcoming endeavor. Not only can you begin to map out potential wins and losses in the schedule, but you can also start to eye some games you might be interested in attending. Yesterday, the NBA announced their schedule for the 2019-20 season and it looks pretty exciting for the Boston Celtics.
Per Yahoo Sports' Keith Smith, the schedule for the Celtics resulted in them being the team in the Eastern Conference that will travel the most miles during the 2019-20 season. They came in just shy of 50,000 miles during the roughly six month long season. Smith also remarked that this is thanks in large part to the odd anomalies that see the Celtics traveling to Texas very briefly before returning home. There will be three total trips for Boston to Texas during the season.
The Celtics have a date with the Toronto Raptors on Christmas Day, as one of the league's marquee matchups. As for the actual opener of the season, the Celtics will face down one of their top rivals. They are traveling to Pennsylvania to play the Philadelphia 76ers on October 23 in a game that will also see Al Horford square off against his former team.
Another visit from a former member of the Celtics will come on November 27, the day before Thanksgiving. Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets are visiting Boston for this game that will see the point guard face the Celtics for the first time since he was a Cleveland Cavalier.
The favorites in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks, will come to Boston on the day before Halloween. The first matchup against the favorites in the west, the Los Angeles Clippers, will be on the road on November 20.
Boston's final game of the season will be at home on April 15 against the Chicago Bulls after a three game road trip against 2018-19 contenders, including the Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and Detroit Pistons.
Plenty of exciting games to look forward to in the coming months!
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