It’s schedule leak season in the NBA, as we are less than one week away from the official schedule release. Although the Boston Celtics will not be playing on opening night, they will have an exciting matchup in the first week of the season.
There have been reports that the Celtics will host the Miami Heat in an Eastern Conference Finals rematch on October 27, the first Friday of the regular season.
The news is awesome because it gives the Boston Celtics a golden opportunity to send a message in the first week of the season.
Getting revenge on the Heat for what happened in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals would be amazing for the Cs. After Jayson Tatum injured his ankle in the opening minutes of Game 7, the Celtics fell apart and were embarrassed in a 103-84 loss on their home floor. Hosting the Heat in the first week of the season will give the Celtics a chance to conquer their demons from that heartbreaking loss.
There are also rumors that the game could be the opener for the Celtics. What better way to start the season than for the Celtics to get some sweet revenge on the Heat? The Celtics have an opportunity to send a message to the Heat that this season will be different.
Also, the Celtics will be able to see how new addition Kristaps Porzingis looks against the Heat. There are people out there who believe that one of the reasons the Cs acquired Kristaps Porzingis was to combat the zone that the Heat employed. The Celtics will be able to get an early look at how important their new addition will be to beat the Heat zone that has given them nightmares over the years.
Ultimately, it will be interesting to see how the matchup goes for the Celtics and whether or not they send a message.