The Celtics announced their abbreviated preseason slate yesterday. With the NBA trying to keep games regional because of the condensed schedule, the Celtics will play two games that essentially amount to a home-and-home set with the Toronto Raptors.
They'll play at the Air Canada Centre Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. and again at the TD Garden Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The NBA season opens Dec. 25 and the Celtics were originally expected to play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden as part of the league's Christmas Day tripleheader. But there have been reports of the league now playing five holiday games and announcement about them may come today.