Celtics will face Cavs on opening night, host Wizards on Christmas

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The NBA unveiled their Christmas day and opening week national schedules on Thursday and the Celtics are featured prominently in both.

The Celtics will kick off the entire NBA national TV schedule by facing off with the defending Eastern Conference champions in Cleveland on Tuesday October 17th at 8:00 P.M. ET (TNT). The game will be the first half of a doubleheader that includes Rockets-Warriors in the nightcap.