C's first-round tix on sale Thursday

Tickets to Games 1 and 2 of Boston's first-round playoff series at the TD Garden will go on sale Thursday at 11 a.m. Here's more details from the Celtics:

The Boston Celtics announced today that a limited number of playoff tickets for Round 1, Home Games 1 and 2 at the TD Garden will go on sale Thursday, March 31 at 11 a.m. There is a three (3) ticket limit per customer and seats start at just $12.

Dates and times of home playoff games will be announced following the conclusion of the 2010-11 NBA regular season, and will be posted on www.celtics.com.

Celtics fans will be able to purchase on March 31 beginning at 11 a.m. by visiting Celtics.com, by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX (800-462-2849) or by visiting the TD Garden Box Office. Acceptable forms of payment for tickets are American Express and all other major credit cards. Customers may also pay by cash at the TD Garden Box Office.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for Games 1 and 2 before Thursday may do so by registering for the Celtics Beat Presale. Fans that sign up at Celtics.com/beat by March 29 at 5 p.m. will receive a link to access the exclusive Games 1 and 2 ticket presale which begins on March 30 at 11 a.m.