Analyst: Celtics' Age A Factor This Season04:41

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Tonight's the night many Boston Celtics fans have been waiting for. The Celtics and their Big 3 — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen — open the seasons at TD Garden against the Miami Heat.

Hoping for a fresh start after losing last year's NBA championship to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Celtics have added Shaquille O'Neal to the lineup.

Pro basketball tips off Tuesday night and the Boston Celtics host the first game. They'll be at home playing against the Miami Heat.

WBUR's Bob Oakes speaks with Comcast SportsNet reporter Gary Tanguay, who will be covering the game, about how the age of the players could have an effect on the season ahead.

This program aired on October 26, 2010.

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Bob Oakes has been WBUR's Morning Edition anchor since 1992.