The NBA schedule has finally been released and everyone is looking forward to the 2021 NBA season after how the offseason unfolded. With the moves that the Boston Celtics have made, the roster looks very different than the one they ran out against the Brooklyn Nets in the 2021 postseason.
As there is every year, there are differing opinions on a team’s “must see” games.
A majority of these outings are the ones that feature the most star power, “revenge” narratives, or historic rivalries, but in this case, we’ll take a look at 3 games that aren’t normally the ones that are circled on the schedule.
Which outings are underrated “must see” games on the Boston Celtics schedule for the 2021-2022 season?
This list will be a little different and you won’t be seeing the teams that you’d normally expect.
There aren’t any games against the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks, or any other team that might be predictable. Instead, this list will consist of games against potential free agency targets that went somewhere else, flashy young stars, or the incoming rookie class.
Now, there are a lot of different games that could realistically end up on this list — this is just a small sample size of what we can expect from the schedule for the Boston Celtics in 2021-22.
Premier teams are a dime a dozen in the Eastern Conference now, which is somewhat comparable to the stacked Western Conference. We’ll of course see the normal rivalry games with the Lakers and the reignited rivalry with the Knicks, but there are a lot of games that are interesting because of the lesser-known players or just the timing of the game.
The Boston Celtics have a favorable start to the season, starting with a tough opener against New York but then followed by a depleted Toronto Raptors team, a young Houston Rockets team, and a bad Washington Wizards team without Russell Westbrook.
The Cs have a very easy schedule on paper, all the way up until December where they face a run of the 76ers, Jazz, Trail Blazers, Lakers, Clippers, Suns, and then the Bucks.
Outside of these blockbuster games, which are some of the ones that fans should keep an eye on?