Celtics 2011-12 schedule highlights
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The NBA released its abbreviated schedule for the 2011-2012 season Tuesday night, finally settling on some concrete game dates after a prolonged lockout canceled the first two months of the season. We knew the Celtics would be playing on Christmas Day, but we now know the rest of their 66-game schedule. There are highlights, both expected and unexpected, between Dec. 25 and the second week of April, including a playoff rematch and a reunion with an old friend. Let's get going.