Here’s the Celtics’ preseason schedule

The Celtics will open their four-game preseason slate against the Charlotte Hornets

Gordon Hayward, Ben Simmons
Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward, right, is defended by Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons during a preseason game. –AP Photo/Chris Szagola

The Celtics will open their four-game preseason slate with a Sept. 28 game against the Charlotte Hornets at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the team announced Tuesday.

Boston will then play the Hornets two nights later at TD Garden before wrapping up the preseason with a home-and-home series against the LeBron James-less Cavaliers. The Celtics will play host to Cleveland Oct. 2 and travel to Quicken Loans Arena Oct. 6.

Last season, the first with a reduced four-game exhibition slate, the Celtics played their first game Oct. 2.

The Celtics do not have any former UNC players on the current roster, but they do, of course, have a pair of Duke Blue Devils in Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum.

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The NBA is expected to release its full 2018-19 schedule in August.

The schedule

(all games on NBCSB and WBZ-FM 98.5):

Friday, Sept. 28

at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30

vs. Charlotte, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

vs. Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6

at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.

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