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Celtics-Knicks Open NBA Season On Christmas Day

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Celtics forward Paul Pierce fight for a loose ball at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Celtics forward Paul Pierce fight for a loose ball at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will open up the NBA season on Christmas Day, the league announced Friday.

The two teams will play at noon in New York, one of five games that will kick off the lockout shortened 2011-12 season.

The game will be broadcast on TNT.

Read/Watch: Celtics Have ‘A Lot Of Needs’

The Celtics and Knicks rivalry was revived a little bit last season when the two teams squared off in the first round of the playoffs. The Celtics swept the series 4-0 but the Knicks are looking to make some noise in the NBA with a full season of Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudamire together.

Read: Celtics Announce 2 Preseason Games

The rest of the NBA schedule will be announced on Tuesday.

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