Why the Celtics may have one of the easiest schedules in the league

Adam Richins/Boston Sports Journal

With expectations running high for the Celtics as the Eastern Conference favorites, the impact of the schedule on Boston’s performance during the year cannot 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: