It's almost time, Celtics fans! Tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, the Boston Celtics kick off preseason basketball as they host the Philadelphia 76ers at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Even though the games don't count for another few weeks, it's always great when basketball season comes back around.
Our hopes are high once more, as Celts fans hope that this can be the year that Banner 18 is raised at TD Garden. And with the Big Three aging, this may be the Celtics' final shot. With the season fast approaching, let's take a look at the top five things to watch for when the ball is tipped for the first time.