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Deep Dive Into Schedule Shows No Rest For Celtics This Season


The NBA schedule was released Wednesday evening, and the Celtics appear to have gotten the short end of the stick.

The Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks play 28 games this season in which they’re more rested than their opponents, according to an analysis of the schedule by Ed Kuper. The Celtics play just 13 games in which they’re more rested than their opponent, tied with Atlanta for fewest in the league.

The C’s are also in the top half of the league in terms of the distance they’ll have to travel for games. They’ll travel further than all but two Eastern Conference teams.


Another interesting angle to take is how many games a team plays against an opponent on the second night of a back-to-back. The Celtics don’t fare well there, either, playing just 14 of those games, compared to Utah’s 27.

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