Celtics to host new-look Heat in season-opener

Boston Celtics basketball players, from left, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen pose for a photo shoot during the NBA basketball team's media day in Waltham, Mass. Allen confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, July 7, 2010, that he has agreed to a two-year, $20 million contract to return to Boston. With Garnett under contract, Pierce on the verge of a new four-year deal and coach Doc Rivers also agreeing to return, the Celtics can keep together the core of the 2008 NBA champions for at least two more years. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Boston Celtics basketball players, from left, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

The Celtics’ Big Three will begin next year’s season facing off against Miami’s new Big Three.

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat will make their regular-season debut against the NBA’s reigning Big 3 at the TD Garden.

The Heat will open the 2010-11 season against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 26, according to the NBA.

The league released a portion of the schedule Tuesday night during an hour-long special on NBA-TV.

The Celtics knocked off Wade and the Heat in five games during the first round of last seasons playoffs. In the second round, the Celtics eliminated Cleveland in six games in what proved to be James’ final appearance with the Cavaliers.


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