On the night before Halloween, the Boston Celtics will travel to the destination where last season came to a scary end. The Celtics open the 2012-2013 NBA season at the Miami Heat. What comes after will be a thrill-laden ride.
As the NBA season elongates back to a normal 82-game slate, the Celtics will debut a new team consisting of an interesting mixture. Back are some stars from years' past, but also a few new faces. Young and old, will join the green.
Along with a beefed-up schedule, the Atlantic Division appears to be a tougher beast with the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors vastly improving from a year ago. The fight for a top four seed will be even more difficult.