Wiz­ards will open at home, play Celtics on Christ­mas

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Wash­ing­ton at Bos­ton on Christ­mas Day. It’s the game most ex­pected since the seven-game Eastern Con­fer­ence semi­fi­nals be­tween the teams ended May 15 with a Bos­ton win. The NBA made it of­fi­cial Thurs­day night.

The Wiz­ards will play in Bos­ton on Dec. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Wash­ing­ton ver­sus Bos­ton is one of five games on the day that the league uses to dis­play mar­quee matchups. The oth­ers are Philadel­phia at New York, Cleve­land at Golden State, Hous­ton at Ok­la­homa City and Min­nesota at the Los An­ge­les Lak­ers.

The Wiz­ards last played on Christ­mas Day in 2014, when they de­feated the Knicks in New York. That was Wash­ing­ton’s first Christ­mas Day game since 2008.

Wash­ing­ton will open its sea­son at home Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. against the Philadel­phia 76ers. This is notable. Wash­ing­ton has not opened a full reg­u­lar sea­son at home since 2008. It last opened the sea­son at home in 2011, which was a lock­out-short­ened sea­son.

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