NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will be back in Boston even before the NBA regular season starts.
The Brooklyn Nets will visit the Celtics for an Oct. 23 preseason game, part of a seven-game exhibition schedule they announced Thursday.
The teams also play Oct. 15 at Barclays Center in what would be the first matchup between the teams since a blockbuster summer trade that sent Pierce and Garnett to the Nets, along with Jason Terry.
The Nets also will play home and away games against the NBA champion Miami Heat. They won’t face the rival Knicks, who they usually play twice in the preseason.
NBA regular season play will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Rangers Stonewalled By Reigning Vezina Winner Sergei Bobrovsky
- Nets Outscore Jazz As Dinwiddie Steps Up In Russell’s Absence
- Dismal Defense, Poor Shooting Are Knicks Undoing In Loss To Raptors
- Yankees Interview Aaron Boone For Managerial Opening
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)