WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- The Boston Celtics are heading back to Europe, and they're hoping for the same results as the last time.
The Celtics went to Rome in 2007 so the New Big Three could bond and get used to each other. Now they're going to Milan and Istanbul for a pair of exhibition games. Coach Doc Rivers says that any time spent on the road helps teammates bond.
The Celtics brought in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in the summer of 2007, so Rivers thought it would be helpful for them to have some time together. This offseason's overhaul wasn't as drastic, but the trip could help guards Jason Terry and Courtney Lee and rookies Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo get used to their new teammates.