INJURY NEWS: BOSTON CELTICS STAR RETURN DATE HAS BEEN…

The 2023-24 NBA regular season has finally arrived. The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers ushered in the new campaign Tuesday night, with the defending champions earning a 119-107 win.

The Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors also squared off on Tuesday, with the former pulling off a 108-104 victory in the Bay. Wednesday, most teams get their season started. That includes the Boston Celtics, whose journey begins with a rivalry showdown against the

The Celtics and Knicks will tip off at 7:00 p.m. EST. Inside The Celtics will have content related to the matchup before, during, and afterward. Follow @BobbyKrivitsky on Twitter for updates and analysis from pregame to post.

New York at Madison Square Garden.

Boston’s built the best top six in the NBA. When it comes to them meshing on the court, the group’s commitment and willingness to sacrifice, whether that means coming off the bench, not closing games, or accepting fewer touches, is pivotal to their championship pursuit. Expect the Celtics’ primary starting unit to feature Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Kristaps Porzingis, with Al Horford taking on the sixth-man role.

But Joe Mazzulla has emphasized the importance of capitalizing on the team’s flexibility, so against a frontcourt featuring Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson, Boston may counter by starting Horford alongside Porzingis. And beyond the Celtics’ top six, the second-year bench boss said on Monday at the Auerbach Center that everyone on the roster’s healthy and ready to go for opening night. Boston’s first injury report of the season, which has no one on it, validates that statement.

 

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