Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce could face Celtics on Oct. 23 as Nets release preseason schedule

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Garnett and Paul Pierce will meet their old team in the preseason and, assuming they travel for a meaningless contest, the future Hall of Famers will return to Boston on Oct. 23.
The Nets released their preseason schedule on Thursday, highlighted by the two games against Boston and home-and-away games against the Heat.
The glaring omission from the schedule is the Knicks. According to a team source, the preseason contract with the Knicks expired and wasn’t renewed because the Nets needed to schedule two games, home-and-away. The Garden is undergoing its last summer renovations and wasn’t available. So, instead, the Nets are flying all the way to South Beach.
The Nets open on the road against the Wizards on Oct. 8, host the Pistons on the 12th and visit the 76ers on the 14th. Boston comes to brooklyn on the 17th, followed by the Heat. The Nets wrap up the presason at Boston on Oct. 23 and at Miami on the 25th.
Last year, the Nets and Knicks scheduled a preseason game that was moved because of the construction at the Garden. It created a tightened schedule for the Nets, who were the last NBA team to play a preseason game and had a week off before the regular season opener.
Despite the meaning attached to the next Brooklyn game at TD Bank Garden, it’s very possible Garnett and Pierce don’t travel to Boston until the regular season — when the Celtics are certain to put together a tribute. At last year’s preseason game in Boston, then-coach Avery Johnson rested his entire starting lineup.

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