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2018 Schedule
53-29, 1st in Atlantic

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics announced Friday that they will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 after a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 11, 2018. Pierce's 34 will be the 22nd number retired by the Celtics and first since Cedric Maxwell's No. 31 was retired in December 2003.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics co-owner owner Steve Pagliuca said Thursday that the team will retire Paul Pierce's No. 34 jersey this season. The Celtics plan to announce their plans soon with fans eager to purchase tickets to the game where Pierce's number heads to the rafters.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics rookie Guerschon Yabusele owns the nickname "Dancing Bear." During a community event at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire on Thursday, he found a restaurant that shares that name.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After missing summer league to rehab following ankle surgery, Celtics 2016 first-round pick Guerschon Yabusele said he expects to be full-go at the start of training camp later this month and will resume basketball activities with informal practices on Monday.


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)

Will Hayward hear the boos from Jazz fans? (0:48)

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.

Team Stats

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

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