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Printable Celtics schedule 2019-20: Dates, times, opponents for new-look team

Printable Celtics schedule 2019-20: Dates, times, opponents for new-look team

The Boston Celtics' official 82-game schedule for the 2019-20 season is out, and there are plenty of dates to circle.

The Celtics underwent a roster overhaul this offseason, parting ways with Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Marcus Morris, Terry Rozier and Aron Baynes while bringing in All-Star point guard Kemba Walker, big men Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier and a four-player rookie class that could become five if Tacko Fall makes the squad.

All that turnover means plenty of intriguing "reunion" matchups, including Horford's Philadelphia 76ers on Opening Night, Irving's Brooklyn Nets on the day before Thanksgiving and Walker's return to Charlotte (where he'll face Rozier) in early November.

Celtics fans also get a Christmas Day showdown with the defending champion Toronto Raptors in addition to must-see games against revamped teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans.

Below is a complete downloadable schedule for the Celtics' 2019-20 season, which you can print out and pin to your fridge:

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For a complete breakdown of the Celtics' schedule, make sure to tune into NBC Sports Boston at 8 p.m. ET on Monday for the Celtics Schedule Release show, presented by Ace Ticket.

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Why Grant Williams gave out candles to Celtics staff and teammates

Why Grant Williams gave out candles to Celtics staff and teammates

Last month, Grant Williams' generosity was on display when he provided the Boston Celtics staff with a special gift.

The C's rookie gave out candles to media members, teammates, and employees throughout the organization to show his appreciation for their work. He also took to Twitter to express his gratitude.

Williams talked to NBC Sports Boston's Kyle Draper on Celtics Post Up about why he chose candles as the gift for his kind gesture.

"Candles, for me, they always put me in a great mood," Williams said. "They're relaxing. They can change your emotion after a long day. I think it's a small token of just showing appreciation and allows especially during the holidays to be able to go home and just have something where you say 'I feel appreciated.'"

A simple yet thoughtful explanation from the 21-year-old.

Williams has been impressive on the court as well as off of it this season. Of course, his 3-point shooting remains an area he'd like to improve. Especially if it means changing some of the nicknames he's been given by his Celtics teammates.

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Jaylen Brown proving the haters wrong

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Celtics Talk Podcast: Jaylen Brown proving the haters wrong

When Jaylen Brown first signed a four-year, $115 million contract extension with the Celtics this offseason, there were questions raised about the deal.

Is this too much for Brown? Would he be able to live up to the deal?

Did the Celtics make the right move extending him?

So far, the answer to the lattermost question has been a resounding yes.

Brown has been proving his haters wrong so far this season to the tune of 19.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game for the Celtics. And on the latest episode of NBC Sports Boston's Celtics Talk Podcast, A. Sherrod Blakely, Kyle Draper, and Chris Forsberg discussed Brown's performance and Forsberg noted what has led Brown to such a torrid start.

What's remarkable to me is that [Brown's improvement is] across the board. It's not like one thing that Jaylen did this offseason. It feels like he improved his ball-handling, he improved his vision. Like I thought he would come into the season and make a noticeable leap. But to not only be up at 20 points per game now, even more in this stretch without Gordon Hayward, but to be able to take Jimmy Butler off the dribble, hit him with two crossovers and then hit a 22-foot stepback, Jaylen Brown wasn't doing that a year ago.

I look at his stat line now, and I know I've joked about it in the past, but it's pretty close to Jimmy Butler. It's getting closer to Kawhi Leonard.

Forsberg would clarify that Brown isn't on that level yet, but he certainly is getting better.

In addition to the discussion about Brown, the podcast crew also talked to Grant Williams, who discussed the start of his rookie season as well as some entertaining stories about some of his new nicknames that stem from his 3-point shooting.

Hear more from Blakley, Draper, and Forsberg on the latest episode of "The Celtics Talk Podcast," which drops every Thursday on YouTube and the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

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