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Boston Celtics to play Charlotte Hornets in preseason game at Chapel Hill

Boston Celtics to play Charlotte Hornets in preseason game at Chapel Hill

The Celtics' preseason schedule has not yet been released, but the Charlotte Hornets announced a matchup with Boston in late September. 

The game will be held on The University of North Carolina's campus in the Dean E. Smith Center on September 28th. 

Boston played Charlotte twice in last year's preseason, where the Celtics won both games. 

It is not clear whether this game will be Boston's first chance to play with a fully healthy roster for the first time in nearly a year, but we are at least 74 days away from Celtics basketball again.

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How to watch or stream the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game

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How to watch or stream the Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game

The Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford tonight, but they're playing so well these days it may not matter . . . not against the lowly Cavs, anyway.

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BEFORE THE GAME: At 7 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Kyle Draper, Chris Mannix, Mike Gorman, Brian Scalabrine, A. Sherrod BlakelyChris Forsberg and Danielle Trotta. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream.

AT HALFTIME: Tune in to watch the crew break down the first two quarters on Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream.

AFTER THE GAME: As soon as the game ends, tune to Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford for analysis, commentary and player reaction. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream.

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Anthony Davis odds: Celtics trail Lakers as favorites to land All-Star

Anthony Davis odds: Celtics trail Lakers as favorites to land All-Star

The Boston Celtics may have the best assets to trade for Anthony Davis. But according to the sportsbooks, they don't have the best shot at landing the New Orleans Pelicans superstar.

The Celtics have +275 odds to be Davis' employer on opening night of the 2019-20 season, according to OddsShark, which shared Bovada's odds on the Davis sweepstakes Wednesday.

Judging by these odds, the Los Angeles Lakers -- whose star player, LeBron James, shares Davis' agent, Rich Paul -- have a slim edge over Boston for Davis' services.

But right now, Vegas believes it's most likely the 25-year-old remains with the Pelicans. Davis is under contract through the 2019-20 season and has remained committed to New Orleans amid the team's struggles, so it's certainly possible he sticks around for one more season before opting out in the 2020 offseason.

If it's any consolation to Celtics fans, it looks like a three-horse race for Davis, as the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers are off in the distance at +850 odds. If you put stock in these odds, though, the C's are third in that race.

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