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Celtics to open preseason at home against Charlotte on Oct. 6

Kemba Walker will suit up against his former team on Oct. 6Jim Davis/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

The Celtics open their exhibition schedule on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. at TD Garden against the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets, new Celtic Kemba Walker’s former team, have ex-Celtic Terry Rozier leading the charge at guard after the Celtics and Hornets completed a sign-and-trade this summer.

The Celtics will play four exhibition games — two home and two away.

The team’s second game is a trip to Orlando on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. The Magic beat the Celtics in all three meetings last season.

The Celtics host Cleveland on Oct. 13 in a matinee with tip-off scheduled for 3 p.m. The teams match up again two days later in Cleveland at the newly-renamed Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse to close out preseason. The Celtics went 4-0 against the Cavaliers last season.


All games will be on NBC Sports Boston and WBZ-FM (98.5).

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