Here’s what the Boston Celtics’ new in-season tournament court looks like

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The Celtics will play on a brand new court for the in-season tournament, the first time they’ve ever used an alternate court.

Jayson Tatum (middle, facing forward) will almost certainly be playing on the Celtics’ new in-season tournament court. Maddie Schroeder/Getty

The NBA’s new in-season tournament is almost here. And when it arrives, fans will certainly be able to tell.

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The Boston Celtics will play their first game of the tournament on Nov. 10 against the Brooklyn Nets, and they will do so on a brand new court at TD Garden designed specifically for the NBA’s newest event.

Each of the NBA’s 30 teams will be getting a brand new court just for the tournament. This change is an unfamiliar one for the Celtics, who have never played on an alternate court in their 76 seasons as a basketball franchise.

For their first ever alternate court, the Celtics chose a bold, yet traditional look. The wood is covered entirely in dark green, save for the large in-season trophy at half-court, the tan-colored runway that divides the two sides, and the word “Boston” on the trophy in a style reminiscent of their city edition jerseys.

In addition, the Celtics will have “TD Garden” next to the half-court line on both sides of the court, the word “Celtics” on both baselines, and Red Auerbach’s signature and Bill Russell’s No. 6 on the bottom.

Boston will play on this court twice, on Nov. 10 vs. the Nets and Nov. 28 against the Chicago Bulls.


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