Source: C's will host Heat to open season

The Celtics will open the NBA season against LeBron James and the much-ballyhooed Miami Heat at TD Garden, a source told the Associated Press.

The matchup of the Old Big Three against the New Big Three of James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will be Oct. 26 and is expected to be televised by TNT.

The league will announce its opening week and holiday schedule Tuesday night on NBA TV.

ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg makes the case for a Boston-Miami opener HERE.