Saturday, October 23, 2010

Final preparations..

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With just over 72 hours before the 2010-11 campaign kicks off, Doc Rivers' squad went through a pretty grueling 48-hour period. From Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston:

After calling Friday's three-hour session a bit of a mess, Rivers emerged far more pleased with his team's effort while putting in a two-and-a-half-hour session Saturday. With that in mind, the Celtics will drop down a gear Sunday and practice only an hour as they prepare for Tuesday's blockbuster against the Heat.

I think many fans, including myself, will be very happy when that 1st jump ball is finally thrown on Tuesday night. Many just for the fact that all the hype will finally be over. In my 30+ years of being a sports fan, I can't remember too many other sporting events that have garnered the attention that NBA Opening Night 2010 has. And of course every member of CelticNation was left with a bad taste in our mouths at the end of last June's Game 7. It's good to know the quest for Banner18 will once again be upon us shortly.

This is simply a great time to be a Celtics fan or a fan of any NBA team. There is a chill in the air, a spring in my step and a sense of anticipation that NBA basketball is back!

So to hold us over until Tuesday night, here's some video from Chris Forsberg's story on today's Celtics workout.

But that's not all. Tonight at 7pm, NBAtv is premiering their new show, "Unscripted".
I couldn't dig up too much information about the show, but from what I do know, it's a reality-based program that follows the Celtics and Heat as they prepare for Opening Night on 10/26/10. You can catch it at 7pm EST tonight on NBAtv.


  1. Hey brother, have a great time tonite! This is one of those days whwere I wish I still lived there. Has there ever been an opening night like this?

  2. Thanks Lee! No-the only Opening Night hype-wise that I can remember being close was Banner17, but this is crazy..