Dates set for returns of Doc, Pierce and KG

The dates are set for the Celtics' homecoming games of the 2013-14 season -- the returns of Doc Rivers and of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.

Rivers and his Clippers will be back in town first, coming to TD Garden on Dec. 11. The night before, the Celtics will play at Brooklyn, their first meeting with Pierce and Garnett's Nets.

Pierce and KG will play at the Garden on Jan. 26 (6:30 p.m. on ESPN), and the Nets will return on March 7.

The Celtics open the season at Toronto on Oct. 30. The home opener is two days later, Nov. 1, against Milwaukee.

The one and only visit to Boston by the Heat is on March 19, and the Lakers come to town on Jan. 17.

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