Celtics To Stage Training Camp in Rome
Celtics Will Play Exhibitions in Rome, London
LAS VEGAS - The Celtics will join the Minnesota Timberwovles, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies this fall in the second year of NBA Europe Live, staging their training camp in Rome, Italy from October 1-5 and NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the four teams will play six exhibition games in six European cities in four countries.
The Celtics will play their first game of the 2007-08 preseason against the Toronto Raptors in Rome at the PalaLottomatica on October 6, 2007. The Celtics will then travel to London, England to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at the O2, London's new state of the art NBA-style arena on October 10, 2007.
The Celtics last appeared in Europe during the 1988-89 preseason when they played two games in Madrid, Spain in the McDonald's Classic. The Celtics beat the Yugoslavian National Team on October 21, 1988 and defeated Real Madrid on October 23, 1988.