Nov. 3 at Detroit
The Celtics will open the season in Toronto on Oct. 30 and will open their home schedule vs. Milwaukee on Nov. 1, but the third game of the season is more interesting. Like the Celtics, the Pistons are a young team trying to go places. Center Andre Drummond (pictured) is one of the league’s most promising big men. Having added Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, and Chauncey Billups, Detroit is a team that will directly compete with the Celtics for a playoff spot. There are no “tests” in early November, but this is as close as you get.