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Opening Day no-brainer: Celts vs. Heat

Memo to NBA: Battle of Big Threes should open the 2010-11 NBA season.

Updated: August 3, 2010, 10:32 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

The Boston Celtics have opened the past two NBA seasons against LeBron James. Why mess with what works?

On Tuesday night, the NBA's opening week and holiday schedule will be unveiled in a special hourlong program on NBA TV (a page right out of James' playbook).

Officials shouldn't even think twice about the Eastern Conference matchup to kick things off: Celtics versus Heat. New Big Three versus Old Big Three. Defending conference champs versus preseason favorite to win the conference ...

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