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C's announce preseason schedule

The Boston Celtics formally announced their 2011-12 preseason schedule Thursday (lockout pending, of course). Here's a glimpse at the preseason dates, all of which feature games against Boston's Atlantic Division brethren. The Celtics are scheduled to swing through Providence and Hartford, while also venturing out to Western Mass. for a "road" game against Philadelphia on the campus of UMass-Amherst:

Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Dunkin Donuts Center (Providence, R.I.), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 15 at N.Y. Knicks at Times Union Center (Albany, N.Y.), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 at Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre (Toronto), 6 p.m.

Oct. 19 at Philadelphia 76ers at Mullins Center (Amherst, Mass.), 7 p.m.

Oct. 21 vs. Toronto Raptors at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22 vs. N.Y. Knicks at XL Center (Hartford, Conn.), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24 at New Jersey Nets at Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 vs. New Jersey Nets at TD Garden, 7:30 p.m.

(All games broadcast on Comcast SportsNet; All home games available on WEEI).