MILAN – Preseason game No. 2 is on tap tonight for the Boston Celtics. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. local time tonight in Milan (noon EST) against Italian team EA7 Emporio Armani.

Although Boston is winless to this point in the preseason, the team made it clear after this morning’s shootaround that it isn’t overly concerned with grabbing its first win tonight. Heading back to New England with a 1-1 record would be nice, but it’s certainly not imperative.

MILAN – When you work and play in the NBA, you know that you’ll be in for some pretty late nights of travel from city to city. Last night was one of the later nights for the Boston Celtics.

Their 9 p.m. local time tip off in Istanbul, Turkey, led to a late-night finish that pushed midnight. The team took a lengthy bus ride to the airport after speaking to the media and then headed out for the two-and-a-half-hour flight to Milan, Italy, for the second leg of its journey.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Jared Sullinger couldn’t coin a nickname for Boston’s three-headed monster of reserves of himself, Jason Terry and Jeff Green following Friday night’s exhibition game against Fenerbahce Ulker. We’ll help him out. Let’s call them Triple J.

This trio of players whose names all begin with J’s encompasses every stage of an NBA career. They’re different in so many ways, but so similar at the same time.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – It has finally arrived: game day.

A week’s worth of practices have led up to this very moment, when the 2012-13 Boston Celtics will have their first opportunity to take on an opponent. It’s only a preseason game, and it’s against Turkish professional team Fenerbahce Ulker, but it’s still the team’s first swing at live game action.

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