2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic
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Gordon Hayward shows off new uniform

The new Celtics star sported his new green uniform for fans on Instagram using the appropriate flame emoji and clover emoji as his caption. (Credit: gdhayward/Instagram)

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The four-year rebuild that has transformed the Boston Celtics

What started with a blockbuster deal that sent two future Hall of Famers to Brooklyn has turned into a master class in roster reshaping. Four years and 20 trades later, Boston is back on the fast track to title contention.

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NBA's best will have the brightest lights

Not surprisingly, the five teams set to make the most nationally televised appearances next season all made the playoffs and have some of the NBA's top superstars.

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Fans will have to wait a while to see Gordon Hayward return to Utah after leaving for the Celtics in free agency. He'll make his return on March 28, the final game of a 4-game road trip for Boston. He will get a chance to play his former team at home on December 15.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Gordon Hayward won't return to Utah until March 28. The Jazz play in Boston on Dec. 15.

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Celtics' complete 2017-18 regular-season schedule

The Celtics will host the defending champion Warriors on Thursday, Nov. 16 and then welcome LeBron and the Cavaliers to TD Garden for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Three non-XMas games that leap off the Celtics 2017-18 schedule which features a whopping 25 national TV appearances:‬ ‪* Jan. 27: Celtics visit Warriors in Saturday night ABC matchup (GSW comes to Boston on Nov. 16)‬ ‪* Feb. 11: With the NFL season complete, the Cavaliers visit Boston for an ABC Sunday showdown. ‬ ‪* March 28: Gordon Hayward returns to Utah (Jazz visit Boston on Dec. 15)

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

With Kyrie Irving still on the Cavs as we wait to see if his trade request is fulfilled, here are the key dates CLE will play some of his potential suitors for the first time: Oct. 17 vs. BOS (opening night); Oct. 29 vs NYK; Nov. 17 vs. LAC; Nov. 28 vs. MIA; Jan. 8 at MIN; Jan. 23 at SAS; March 13 at PHX.

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Warriors for the repeat?

The beginning of the 2017-18 NBA season is months away, but the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook doesn't need more time to foresee a repeat in a big way.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA notes that Boston's 1964 Christmas Day game was part of a doubleheader in New York. That would make this year's Christmas visit from the Wizards the first ever Christmas game in Boston. Red Auerbach famously preferred Christmas road games so that Garden staffers didn't have to work the holiday.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's two matchups on TNT for opening night October 17 will feature the teams with the top two projections in both conferences via ESPN's real plus-minus (RPM). My RPM projections, published last week, have the Boston Celtics (49.4 expected wins) atop the Eastern Conference, ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers (49.2). Those teams face off at 8 p.m. Eastern, followed by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets at 10:30. The Warriors are projected for a league-high 62.1 wins, trailed by the Rockets at 55.0.

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Christmas Day schedule revealed

ESPN's annual marathon is once again filled with juicy matchups, including a rematch of the last three NBA Finals, a key Eastern Conference showdown and a battle of last season's top two MVP candidates.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

For the first -- and only -- time since 1964, the Boston Celtics will be home on Christmas when they host the Washington Wizards at 5:30 p.m. Boston also tips off the 2017-18 season by visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 17.

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Summer Forecast: Hayward best newcomer?

Gordon Hayward's stat line may not scream superstar, but the forward averaged 21.9 points on just 15.8 attempts per game last season.

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Warriors-Cavs tops NBA's Christmas presence

The Warriors and Cavs highlight a Christmas slate that includes the Rockets, Thunder, Celtics, Wizards, 76ers, Knicks, Timberwolves and Lakers.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA formally announced Thursday that the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will play a regular-season game at O2 Arena in London on January 11.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' 4-game preseason schedule.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

While visiting Patriots training camp on Monday, Isaiah Thomas was asked on SportsCenter about Boston's offseason moves. "The moves are great," said Thomas. "We added Gordon Hayward, which is an All-Star-caliber player that's going to help us get to the next level — and that's the championship. Hopefully we can get there, and that's the plan. We'll see how it works when the times comes but we're excited."

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game42.027th
Assists Per Game25.24th
Points Allowed105.415th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175329.646
2015-164834.585
2014-154042.488
2013-142557.305
2012-134140.506