The Boston Celtics host the Orlando Magic in their 2021-22 NBA preseason opener at the TD Garden on Monday. Both teams will take the field in what will be the first of many matchups in the new season.
With their two top ten picks, the Orlando added Magic to their young core after fully embracing a rebuild. Despite finishing second in the Eastern Conference last season, there is a glimmer of hope about what they can achieve this season, given the talent they have brought together.
Meanwhile, the pursuit of an 18th championship will be on the minds of the Boston Celtics as they head into the 2021-22 season. With a new head coach and the addition of a few veteran campaigners, they will see their chances for a deep run in the playoffs big.
Luminaire – Orlando Magic vs Boston Celtics | NBA preseason 2021-22.
Date Time – Monday, October 4, 2021; 7:30 PM ET (Tuesday, October 5, 5:00 AM IST).
Event location -TD Garden, Boston, MA.
Boston Celtics Preview
The Boston Celtics have gone through a lot of changes in recent months, both at the management level and in their roster. Making the playoffs is expected as they have established themselves as one of the heavyweights in the East.
However, they will first try to improve their first-round elimination in the 2021 play-offs. They faced the Brooklyn Nets super team underhand but managed to take a win in the series, thanks to the genius of their franchise player.
After the departures of Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier and Tristan Thompson, the Boston Celtics took over Dennis Schroder, Al Horford and Josh Richardson, among others. Jaylen Brown’s return from a wrist injury will also be a major boost in their upcoming campaign.
Main Player – Jayson Tatum
Although Tatum has not yet been included in MVP talks, the attacker has a good chance of winning the scoring title. The 22-year-old led the Boston Celtics last season with an average of 26.4 points per game. With Tatum on the floor, the Cs could pose a threat to any franchise in the league.
Predicted Boston Celtics Lineup
G – Marcus Smart | G – Josh Richardson | f – Jaylen Brown | f – Jayson Tatum | C – Al Horford.