C's to play in Canada Series

The Boston Celtics will play the Minnesota Timberwolves in a preseason game at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Oct. 20 as part of the second annual NBA Canada Series.

For the Celtics, it's another preseason excursion outside the United States borders, having traveled to Turkey and Italy as part of NBA Europe Live last season (which also sent them to Rome before the 2007-08 campaign). This one is a bit more travel friendly as the Celtics often head north of the border to play Atlantic Division foe Toronto in the preseason anyhow.

“The NBA Canada Series captures the unique experience of a live NBA game for our fans outside of Toronto, and helps fuel the increasing interest in our game across the country,” said Dan MacKenzie, vice president and general manager of NBA Canada. “Montreal is a great sporting city and we look forward to returning this year with another exciting matchup.”

Last year's NBA Canada series saw the Raptors and Knicks meet in Montreal, while the Timberwolves and Pistons played in Winnipeg. Tickets for the Celtics-Wolves game go on sale Sat., June 15 through the Bell Centre box office.