The Celtics announced their 2009-10 preseason schedule Thursday.

The eight-game schedule includes a “home game” in Hartford, Conn., against the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 14. It will be the C’s first game in Hartford since 1995.

The Celtics will also take on the Rockets, Knicks and Nets, before culminating the exhibition season in Columbus, Ohio against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Celtics preseason tickets go on sale Thursday, Aug. 27. Go to for more details.