Web Analytics and Web Statistics by NextSTAT The Boston Sports Nut: NBA Champions open against Cavs Oct 28

Thursday, August 7, 2008

NBA Champions open against Cavs Oct 28

New York.... Greg Oden's debut and the Boston Celtics banner raising ceremony will highlight the opening day of the 2008-09 National Basketball Association season, the league announced Wednesday.

There are also five games scheduled for Christmas day and an all star game February 15 in Phoenix. The Celtics will unveil their 17th championship banner in an October 28 game against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston defeated the Cavaliers in a seven-game quarter-final series last year. Also on October 28, the Los Angeles Lakers, who lost to the Celtics in the Finals, host the Portland Trail Blazers in what is expected to be Oden's NBA debut. The first overall pick in 2007 missed his rookie season after undergoing knee surgery.

Christmas will feature five games, highlighted by the Celtics visiting the Lakers.
The Christmas festivities begin when the Orlando Magic host the New Orleans Hornets.
The first full slate of games take place on October 29, headlined by the league's return to Oklahoma City, when the former Seattle franchise welcomes the Milwaukee Bucks to the Ford Center.

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