The NBA has canceled the first two weeks of the regular season after it was unable to come to an agreement with the players association on a new collective bargaining agreement. The two sides met for seven hours on Monday, but according to commissioner David Stern, they remain far apart on the key issues of the cap system and the revenue split.
Without a deal, the NBA canceled the games through Nov. 14. The Celtics have six games in that span, including the debut of No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving and the only Boston appearance of Blake Griffin.
Nov. 2: Cleveland
Nov 4: at Atlanta
Nov. 5: at Indiana
Nov. 9: Charlotte
Nov. 11: Clippers
Nov. 12 at Cleveland
There are no further talks scheduled, although that can change as the latest round of meetings came together quickly. The Celtics have marquee games at Miami on Nov. 16 and Orlando on Nov. 17.
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