For the first time since 2010, the Boston Celtics will open the regular season at home.

The Celtics will begin the 2014-15 campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 29 against Kevin Garnett and the Brooklyn Nets in the friendly confines of TD Garden. The NBA unveiled its entire schedule for the upcoming season on Wednesday evening.

Lacking star power and coming off a forgettable 25-57 season, the Celtics are no longer considered the primetime attraction that they were during the glory years of the new Big Three, when Paul Pierce, Garnett and Ray Allen led the C's to a championship (2008) and another trip to the NBA Finals (2010). All three superstars have moved on, leaving All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo and head coach Brad Stevens with a young and inconsistent supporting cast.

Boston's only nationally televised game will be on Jan. 14 against the Atlanta Hawks at the Garden. It will air on ESPN. The C's will appear on NBA TV on three occasions -- Jan. 12 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans, Feb. 22 at the Los Angeles Lakers and March 23 at Brooklyn.

Boston has added nothing more than solid role players to its roster during this offseason, striking out in the Kevin Love sweepstakes. But the Green will get to see the All-Star forward early in the season -- assuming the reported Love for Andrew Wiggins (and other pieces) trade between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers officially goes down later this month. Love, LeBron James and the new-and-much-improved Cavs will visit for the first time on Friday, Nov.


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14. That's two days after Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder make their only trip to the Garden.

The Celtics will play afternoon games at home on Nov. 28 against the Chicago Bulls, Nov. 30 against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, and Dec. 7 against Pierce and his new team, the Washington Wizards. All will start at 1 p.m.

Other home matinees include: Dec. 26 against the Nets, Dec. 31 against the Sacramento Kings, Feb. 1 against the Miami Heat and April 12 against the Cavs.

Former UMass Lowell head coach Stan Van Gundy will lead his Detroit Pistons into Boston on Dec. 3, while Kobe Bryant and the no-longer-intimidating Lakers visit two days later. Former Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and his Los Angeles Clippers will make their lone trip to Boston on March 29.

Boston's first road game will be its second game of the season -- Nov. 1 against the Houston Rockets. A season-long six-game road trip will take place from Jan. 19-28 with stops against the Western Conference's Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Celtics will play 17 back-to-backs. Due to an extended All-Star break, Boston will play Wednesday, Feb. 11 and then not again until Friday, Feb. 20.

The regular season concludes on April 15.

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