Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

Team: Boston Celtics

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Team Mascot: Lucky the Leprechaun

Year Opened: 1995

Capacity: 17565

City / State: Boston / Massachusetts

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Celtics vs Lakers

Rival Team: Los Angeles Lakers

The Celtics rivalry with the Lakers is arguably the best rivalry in the NBA as well as the fiercest cross-country rivalry in sports. These are the two most successful franchises in the NBA, and as a result, the two teams have met in the NBA Finals a record 12 times. The rivalry is especially fierce in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1980s. However, the two have recently met in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals. The chance to see these two square off is a can’t miss, so if you can only go to one Celtics home game a year, this is the one to see.

Celtics vs Knicks

Rival Team: New York Knicks

To put it simply Boston and New York do not like each other and the Celtics and Knicks are no different. Much like the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, the Celtics-Knicks rivalry is one of both geographic proximity as well as hotly contested battles over the years. The Arena will be rocking when these two meet up as there are usually plenty of both team’s fans in attendance.

Celtics vs 76ers

Rival Team: Philadelphia 76ers

Not only are the Celtic and 76ers in the same division, but the teams have met a record 19 times in the playoffs as well. The Celtics have gotten the better of the Sixers taking 12 of the 19 meetings, but that doesn’t stop this from being one of the most intense battles in the Eastern Conference. The rivalry was at its peak during the 1960s when the Celtics Bill Russell squared off with the Sixers Wilt Chamberlain. No matter who is playing on the court, there is always bad blood when these two get together.

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Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Atlantic Division

Team: Boston Celtics

Head Coach: Brad Stevens

Team Mascot: Lucky the Leprechaun

Year Opened: 1995

Capacity: 17565

City / State: Boston / Massachusetts