With the delay in the start of the National Basketball Association's season, Boston Celtics fans are eagerly awaiting their first game. The first scrimmage will happen on Friday as everyone prepares for the start of the season on Christmas Day. Doc Rivers announced the scrimmage will be open to some fans, too.
Getting a Glimpse
What does the Boston Celtics season hold? Season ticket holders will be the first to find out what is happening when they attend the scrimmage on Friday and later in the evening. Both will be held at TD Garden. The arena is ready to go and fans are ready to see some action. The event starts with practice at 10 am followed by a game at 6. The two-hour game is sure to give fans at least a glimpse at the team.
One of the biggest things fans will be looking for is information on Jeff Green. At the time of this writing, he was still being held out of practice with the team due to a failure of his physical. It is not clear why he failed, but he did re-sign with the team prior to the physical being conducted. During Thursday's practice, both Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge failed to provide any additional information about the player, leaving many to wonder about his ailment. They did note that the results of his physical were in and that a discussion will happen on Friday.
This does worry fans, since both Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce have also been held out of practice. The season starts on Christmas Day when the Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors.