Celtics to open 2020-21 NBA season vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

/ by Nick Goss
Presented By TD Bank

The Boston Celtics' opponent for the first game of the 2020-21 NBA season has been revealed.

The league announced Wednesday several games over the first few days of the upcoming regular season, which begins Dec. 22.

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The Celtics will open Dec. 23 against two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Bucks and Celtics have played early in the regular season several times in recent years. For example, Boston beat Milwaukee in its second home game of the 2019-20 campaign.

These teams also have met in the playoffs twice over the last three seasons. The C's eliminated the Bucks in a seven-game first-round series in 2018, and Milwaukee defeated Boston in a five-game conference semifinals matchup in 2019.

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The league also announced its Christmas Day schedule featuring five exciting matchups, including the Celtics hosting Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets at 5 p.m. ET.

The full schedule for the first half of the 2020-21 season will be unveiled Friday, Dec. 4.