Kyrie Irving to face the Celtics in NBA preseason

Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets reacts during the second half of their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Barclays Center on October 23, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Kyrie Irving will face his former team, the Boston Celtics, in a preseason game in mid-December.

As announced by the NBA, Irving and the Brooklyn Nets will play twice in the preseason, against the Washington Wizards (December 13) and against the Celtics (December 18).

With Irving and Kevin Durant healthy and back to the lineup, the Nets are expected to be title contenders next season.

The NBA will open training camps on December 1st, while the regular season will tip off three weeks later (December 22).