It became clear when the regular season schedule was released Monday the Celtics franchise will be getting more of the limelight this year (25 scheduled appearances on national TV). With expectations running high, the impact of the overall slate on Boston’s performance during the year can not be understated. For NBA teams, success will largely be dependent on varying effects of long road trips, back-to-back games, and overall strength of opponents.
How does the Celtics schedule look this year from front-to-back? What patches of the calendar can they take advantage of? Let’s take a closer look at the full 82 games and determine whether Boston has one of the easier schedules in the league, as some have projected: