Almost five months removed from celebrating their 17th NBA title, the Boston Celtics are just 2 weeks away from openening their season to defend that title. The Champion Celtics will open the season at home against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on 10/28/08 at the TD Banknorth Garden. The Celtics are still favored by many to win the Eastern Conference and return to the NBA Finals to fight for their 18th Championship.
The Celtics 2008-2009 roster will be very similar to last year’s squad with the exception of James Posey who signed with the Hornets in the off season. Expect bigger roles for bench players like Leon Powe and Glen (Big Baby) Davis, two key players in last year’s successful run. In a preview of their opening night matchup the Celtics and Cavs faced off in a pre-season game on Tuesday 10/14, with Boston edging out the Cavs behind 17 2nd half points from Leon Powe.
If you just can’t wait to get a look at the 2008-2009 Boston Celtics make sure you take advantage of the great deals on the two pre-season home games at the TD Banknorth Garden. The Celtics will host the Knicks on Friday 10/17 and the Nets on Sunday 10/19. Celtics tickets for these pre-season games start well below face value. This a great chance to check out some of the best seats in the house at extremely low prices.