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Celtics release full 2015-16 regular-season schedule

Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The Celtics will open the 2015-16 season with a three-game homestand at TD Garden, starting Oct. 28 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the league announced Wednesday. The Celtics will then play the Raptors and Spurs before traveling to face the Pacers on Nov. 4.

Coming off a playoff appearance behind coach Brad Stevens, who is viewed as a rising star in the league, the Celtics apparently gained some respect from national television executives.

The Celtics have two games on TNT — Nov. 24 against the Hawks and Jan. 7 against the Bulls. And five games will be televised by ESPN, matchups against the Bulls, Pacers, Jazz, Thunder, and Warriors.


The Celtics will not play on Christmas, which is typically reserved for marquee matchups. But on Feb. 7, Super Bowl Sunday, Rajon Rondo and the Kings will visit TD Garden. The Celtics and Kings will also face each other Dec. 3 in Mexico City.

The most alluring games on Boston’s schedule might come against Cleveland. The Cavaliers swept the Celtics in the opening round of the playoffs, but the series ended on a sour note.

In Game 4, Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk and Cavaliers forward Kevin Love tangled while chasing a loose ball. Love’s left shoulder was dislocated on the play. He required surgery and missed the remainder of the playoffs, as the Cavaliers fell to the Warriors in the NBA Finals.

Although Love ultimately forgave Olynyk, the Celtics forward received threats from Cleveland fans for weeks after the incident. This season, the Cavaliers and Celtics will meet in Boston Dec. 15 before playing in Cleveland Feb. 5 and March 5. The Warriors visit TD Garden Dec. 11.

Former Celtics forward Brandon Bass will make his Garden return with the Lakers Dec. 30. Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce, and the Clippers will come to town Feb. 10, and Kevin Garnett and the Timberwolves will visit Boston Dec. 21.


The Celtics will begin the preseason with a pair of exhibition games in Europe. They will play Olimpia Milano in Milan Oct. 6 before traveling to Madrid to face Real Madrid Oct. 8.

Boston did not make a franchise-altering move this offseason, but appears to have upgraded its roster in several areas. The team traded for two-time All-Star forward David Lee and forward Perry Jones III, and signed forward Amir Johnson. In the draft, the Celtics selected guards Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter in the first round before taking forward Jordan Mickey in the second. Boston also re-signed free agent forwards Jonas Jerebko and Jae Crowder.

Celtics 2015-16 regular season schedule
Month Opponent Time
Wed, Oct 28 vs. Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Fri, Oct 30 vs. Toronto 7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 1 vs. San Antonio 3:30 PM
Wed, Nov 4 at Indiana 7:00 PM
Fri, Nov 6 vs. Washington 7:30 PM
Tue, Nov 10 at Milwaukee 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov 11 vs. Indiana 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 13 vs. Atlanta 7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 15 at Oklahoma City 7:00 PM
Mon, Nov 16 at Houston 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov 18 vs. Dallas 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 20 vs. Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 22 at Brooklyn 6:00 PM
Tue, Nov 24 at Atlanta 8:00 PM
Wed, Nov 25 vs. Philadelphia 7:30 PM
Fri, Nov 27 vs. Washington 7:30 PM
Sun, Nov 29 at Orlando 6:00 PM
Mon, Nov 30 at Miami 7:30 PM
Thu, Dec 3 at Sacramento 10:00 PM
Sat, Dec 5 at San Antonio 8:30 PM
Mon, Dec 7 at New Orleans 8:00 PM
Wed, Dec 9 vs. Chicago 7:00 PM
Fri, Dec 11 vs. Golden State 7:30 PM
Sat, Dec 12 at Charlotte 7:00 PM
Tue, Dec 15 vs. Cleveland 7:30 PM
Wed, Dec 16 at Detroit 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec 18 vs. Atlanta 7:30 PM
Mon, Dec 21 vs. Minnesota 7:30 PM
Wed, Dec 23 at Charlotte 7:00 PM
Sat, Dec 26 at Detroit 7:30 PM
Sun, Dec 27 vs. NY Knicks 6:00 PM
Wed, Dec 30 vs. LA Lakers 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 2 vs. Brooklyn 3:00 PM
Mon, Jan 4 at Brooklyn 7:30 PM
Wed, Jan 6 vs. Detroit 7:30 PM
Thu, Jan 7 at Chicago 8:00 PM
Sun, Jan 10 at Memphis 6:00 PM
Tue, Jan 12 at NY Knicks 7:30 PM
Wed, Jan 13 vs. Indiana 8:00 PM
Fri, Jan 15 vs. Phoenix 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 16 at Washington 7:00 PM
Mon, Jan 18 at Dallas 8:30 PM
Wed, Jan 20 at Toronto 7:30 PM
Fri, Jan 22 vs. Chicago 7:30 PM
Sat, Jan 23 at Philadelphia 7:00 PM
Mon, Jan 25 at Washington 7:00 PM
Wed, Jan 27 vs. Denver 7:30 PM
Fri, Jan 29 vs. Orlando 7:30 PM
Sun, Jan 31 at Orlando 6:00 PM
Tue, Feb 2 at NY Knicks 7:30 PM
Wed, Feb 3 vs. Detroit 7:30 PM
Fri, Feb 5 at Cleveland 7:30 PM
Sun, Feb 7 vs. Sacramento 1:00 PM
Tue, Feb 9 at Milwaukee 8:00 PM
Wed, Feb 10 vs. LA Clippers 7:30 PM
Fri, Feb 19 at Utah 10:30 PM
Sun, Feb 21 at Denver 5:00 PM
Mon, Feb 22 at Minnesota 8:00 PM
Thu, Feb 25 vs. Milwaukee 7:30 PM
Sat, Feb 27 vs. Miami 3:00 PM
Mon, Feb 29 vs. Utah 7:30 PM
Wed, Mar 2 vs. Portland 7:30 PM
Fri, Mar 4 vs. NY Knicks 7:30 PM
Sat, Mar 5 at Cleveland 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar 9 vs. Memphis 7:30 PM
Fri, Mar 11 vs. Houston 7:30 PM
Tue, Mar 15 at Indiana 7:00 PM
Wed, Mar 16 vs. Oklahoma City 7:00 PM
Fri, Mar 18 at Toronto 7:30 PM
Sun, Mar 20 at Philadelphia 6:00 PM
Mon, Mar 21 vs. Orlando 7:30 PM
Wed, Mar 23 vs. Toronto 7:30 PM
Sat, Mar 26 at Phoenix 10:00 PM
Mon, Mar 28 at LA Clippers 10:30 PM
Thu, Mar 31 at Portland 10:00 PM
Fri, Apr 1 at Golden State 10:30 PM
Sun, Apr 3 at LA Lakers 9:30 PM
Wed, Apr 6 vs. New Orleans 7:30 PM
Fri, Apr 8 vs. Milwaukee 7:30 PM
Sat, Apr 9 at Atlanta 7:30 PM

Adam Himmelsbach can be reached at adam.himmelsbach@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @adamhimmelsbach.