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Boston Celtics: 10 Most Important Games on the Schedule for the 2011-12 Season

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Boston Celtics: 10 Most Important Games on the Schedule for the 2011-12 Season
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While our friends in the NFL will have their season go off (presumably) without a hitch, the NBA season will be in limbo for quite some time.  But, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t dissect the schedule of the Boston Celtics in the meantime and pick out their most exciting matchups throughout the 2011-12 season.

I dearly hope the season can be played in full.  Nothing sucks the life out of an organization more than a lockout, and the NBA cannot afford to alienate its fanbase any further than it already has.  If you look at the NBA Finals ratings in the latter part of the 2000s versus the earlier half, it’s not good. 

NBA Finals ratings aside, the Boston Celtics has a very intriguing schedule this year. It’s one that will surely have its share of storybook moments.  One can’t help but think there was a certain level of deliberation in the way the schedule was put together.  Even if it was completely random, that NBA finals DVD will be quite the treat.

But, in order to get to that point, the Celtics will have to duke it out with their opponents, creating new rivalries and igniting the old.  Here are the most important games on the Celtics 2011-12 schedule.

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