MANILA, Philippines – The Boston Celtics have returned to Boston as they prepare for their first pre-season game against the New York Knicks.
The Celtics are expected to perform as the best team in its division, likely making them the second-best team in the Eastern Conference behind the NBA champions Miami Heat.
The Celtics just wrapped up their European pre-season schedule with a 105-75 rout of Emporio Armani of Milan.
Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green scored 17 points apiece, while Kevin Garnett needed to play only 12 minutes and 23 seconds.
Boston bounced back from a disappointing loss against a Turkish team in Istanbul. – Report from ANC.