Rank 'Em: Celtics schedule

July 30, 2012

Celtics schedule

Oct. 30: Opening night vs. MIA

Oct. 30: Opening night vs. MIA

Opening night? Ring ceremony for the champion Heat? Rematch of the conference finals? Ray Allen vs. his old teammates? Good golly.

Nov. 2: Home-opener vs. Bucks

Nov. 2: Home-opener vs. Bucks

Game 2 brings the Celtics home for the opener at TD Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Dec. 25: Christmas in Brooklyn

Dec. 25: Christmas in Brooklyn

The Celtics spend Christmas in New York again this year, this time visiting the new-look Nets.

Jan. 16: Austin in Boston

Jan. 16: Austin in Boston

Father vs. Son: Doc Rivers coaches against Austin Rivers, a rookie with the New Orleans Hornets, for the first time in mid-January.

Jan. 27: Ray's back in Boston

Jan. 27: Ray's back in Boston

Ray Allen returns to TD Garden for the first time in late January to battle his old teammates.

Feb. 7, 20: Rivalry renewed

Feb. 7, 20: Rivalry renewed

The Celtics get a double dose of the Lakers in a two-week span, playing in Boston before the All-Star break, then in Los Angeles after.

March 22: JET lands in Dallas

March 22: JET lands in Dallas

Jason Terry heads back to Dallas for the first time in a Celtics uniform.

Dec. 5: Steamboat returns

Dec. 5: Steamboat returns

Don't put away that steamboat whistle just yet, Garden sound effects dude. Greg Stiemsma and the Timberwolves invade in early December.

Feb. 3: The Blake Show

Feb. 3: The Blake Show

The lockout robbed Boston fans of a glimpse of Blake Griffin last year.

Nov. 23: Best of the West

Nov. 23: Best of the West

The defending Western Conference champions -- including old friend Kendrick Perkins -- come to Boston right around Thanksgiving.

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