The Boston Celtics are currently participating in one of the seven-part NBA Global Games, where NBA teams either take on international competition or face another NBA team outside of the United States. The Celtics have a game today in Milan, Italy against Emporio Armani Milano and have a game two days later against Real Madrid in Madrid Spain.
With preseason games being played around the NBA, it only means the regular season is inching closer and closer to its beginning, and it’s a season where the Celtics will look to improve upon their first-round playoff exit last season.
Head coach Brad Stevens is turning out to be a valuable commodity for Boston since moving on from Doc Rivers, reaching the playoffs earlier than many projections. To go along with midseason acquisition Isaiah Thomas, the Celtics selected point guard Terry Rozier out of Louisville with the No. 16 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Knockdown shooter R.J. Hunter was selected later in the first round at No. 28 overall, and the Celtics used free agency to add Jae Crowder and veterans Gerald Wallace and David Lee via trade.
The opener for the Celtics is just over three weeks away, as they’re slated to face the Philadelphia 76ers at home at the TD Garden on October 28. Secondary market Celtics tickets have an average price of $90.07 with a get-in price of $26 for the first game of the new year. Celtics fans going to the first game of the season can use ParkWhiz.com for Boston parking deals, which start from $9 for the game.
For the season as a whole, the most expensive Boston Celtics game is against the defending champion Golden State Warriors on April 1, having an average price of $617.81 and a get-in price of $67 for entrance into Oracle Arena. Their second most expensive game of the season comes two days later at the Staples Center against a longtime foe, the Los Angeles Lakers, with an average ticket price of $233.80 and a get-in price of $25. The most expensive home game, meanwhile, is on December 15 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and that affair carries an average ticket price of $171.67 and a get-in price of $63.
Thomas only played in 21 games for the Celtics last season after he was acquired just before the trade deadline from the Phoenix Suns, but left his mark on the team by averaging 19 points a game during that span. The Celtics have a great balance of offense and defense at the guard position, with the offensive-minded Thomas combining with defensive-minded Rozier and Avery Bradley. Boston smashed expectations a year ago and will be seeking the same type of success in 2015-16.