Ever since bringing in head coach Brad Stevens the Boston Celtics have made strides to get better with each season.

Last year, they went 48-34, with notable wins against the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers beating them both in their home buildings.

Although the Celtics have not had much success in the postseason in recent years, losing in the first round the past two seasons, everyone in Boston feels that the only way to go is up. All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas believes that the success is evident and the new 2016-2017 NBA schedule reflects that notion.

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This coming season the Boston Celtics will play on 22 nationally-televised games and Thomas believes that the schedule makers knew exactly what they were doing. In a press interview at his summer youth camp, Isaiah Thomas told ESPN’s Chris Forsberg about the upcoming schedule:

The NBA knows we’re going to be pretty good, Teams know. Everywhere I go, everybody’s excited about the Boston Celtics and we’re just going to try to take steps forward and continue to work. And I know Brad [Stevens] and the coaching staff are doing everything they can to put us in position to be successful. So we’ve got to bring it come October.

Things are looking up for the Celtics who are aiming to dethrone the East Champions Cavaliers. With the recent addition of All-Star Al Horford over the summer, Boston is poised to make the leap to possible title contenders.