Top 10 Celtics games in 2013-14 season
October 30: Celtics at Raptors
The Celtics will kick off the 2013-14 regular season on the road against the Toronto Raptors. Kamloops, BC native Kelly Olynyk will make his NBA debut in front of a home crowd.
November 1: Celtics vs. Bucks
Nearly half the team will play their first regular season home game as a Celtic on November 1 against the Milwaukee Bucks. If Rajon Rondo is healthy, it will be his first game at the TD Garden since January 24.
December 8: Celtics at Knicks
The last time the Celtics played the Knicks, they were eliminated from the first round of the playoffs, ending the "New Big Three" era in Boston. The C's look different this time around, but there are still returning players from last season who won't forget about that loss.
December 11: Celtics vs. Clippers
After manning the Celtics sidelines for nine seasons, Doc Rivers will coach from the opposing end of the court when he returns at the helm for the Clippers. The Celtics will visit Rivers on his home turf January 8.
January 17: Celtics vs. Lakers
Although no longer a battle of title contenders, the Garden is tense any time the Lakers come to town. Kobe Bryant will be 35 years old and coming off a ruptured Achilles … and will still look to put on a show on the parquet.
January 26: Celtics vs. Nets
This is the game Celtics fans have been waiting for since the trade was announced. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will return to the Garden for the first time as members of the Brooklyn Nets in late January. Expect emotions to run high as Pierce steps on to the parquet for the first time in his career without "Celtics" across his chest.
January 29: Celtics vs. 76ers
Everett, MA native Nerlens Noel will make his NBA debut on his hometown court when the Philadelphia 76ers come to Boston. Noel was selected with sixth overall pick in this year's draft.
March 5: Celtics vs. Warriors
For years, he was a fan favorite on the floor. Last season, he stepped in front of the camera as an analyst. This time around Brian Scalabrine will be returning to Boston as an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.
March 19: Celtics vs. Heat
The defending champion Miami Heat will make their only trip of the regular season to Boston in mid-March. This will mark Ray Allen's first game at the Garden as a title winner with the Heat.
March 30: Celtics vs. Bulls
Both Rajon Rondo and Derrick Rose are returning from ACL injuries this season. The highly competitive point guards will be looking to battle as they face off late in March at the Garden. (The Celtics and Bulls also play the following night in Chicago.)