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Garden party

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The Garden should look a bit like this tonight with free T-shirts for all.A few notes from the Celtics on Tuesday's season-opener:

  • Each seatback will have a Kia Motors-sponsored green T-shirt celebrating the start of the new season. For an idea of how cool the empty arena looks in all green, check out the photo above from last year's opener against the Bobcats.

  • Celtics captain Paul Pierce will address fans from center court before the game.

  • Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will handle the National Anthem... Donnie Wahlberg created original music that will be utilized as part of player introductions... Bucket Boys, a three-piece percussion group, will perform at halftime.