C's will miss at least two preseason games

Those fans planning road trips to see the 2011-12 Celtics in either Providence, RI, or Albany, NY, next month can cross the dates off their calendars.

The NBA’s announcement Friday that cancelled 43 exhibition games included the Celtics’ preseason opener in Providence against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Oct. 10, as well as a matchup with the Knicks at the Times Union Center on Oct. 15.

Still on the docket, for now, are the teams’ final six exhibition games, starting with the Oct. 16 game against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.