The Celtics surprised many last year on their run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and with the return of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo - not to mention new signings like Courtney Lee and Jason Terry - the team is poised to contend once again for an NBA Championship.
On December 12 the Celtics welcome the Dallas Mavericks to the TD Garden.
17 NBA Championships. . . A record 8 in a row from 1959-1966. . .Three separate Championship eras. . . When it comes to hanging Championship Banners, the Celtics are the cream of the crop.