1950-51 Boston Celtics Season
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1950%E2%80%9351 Boston Celtics Season
1950-51 Boston Celtics season
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Arena
Boston Garden
Results
Record39–30 (.565)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(Lost to Knicks 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWHDH

The 1950-51 Boston Celtics season was the fifth season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was Red Auerbach's first season as head coach.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Chuck Share C  United States Bowling Green
2 12 Chuck Cooper F  United States Duquesne
3 24 Bob Donham G/F  United States Ohio State
6 60 Francis Mahoney F  United States Brown

Roster

Pre-season

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 40 26 .606 - 28-4 11-21 1-1 22-14
x-Boston Celtics 39 30 .565 1 25-5 10-23 4-2 21-19
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 4 22-5 10-25 4-0 21-15
x-Syracuse Nationals 32 34 .485 8 23-10 9-24 - 19-17
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16 20-12 4-24 0-6 12-24
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 30 7-12 3-12 0-1 6-12


Record vs. opponents

1950-51 NBA records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR TCB WAS
Baltimore -- 3-6 4-2 2-4 2-4 2-5 3-6 1-5 3-5 3-3 1-2
Boston 6-3 -- 5-1 4-1 3-3 4-4 4-4 2-4 2-5 4-2 4-3
Fort Wayne 2-4 1-5 -- 5-3 5-3 2-4 3-3 3-5 3-3 5-5 3-1
Indianapolis 4-2 1-4 3-5 -- 3-7 5-1 1-5 5-4 3-3 4-4 2-2
Minneapolis 4-2 3-3 3-5 7-3 -- 3-3 4-2 4-4 4-2 10-0 2-0
New York 5-2 4-4 4-2 1-5 3-3 -- 5-3 3-3 5-5 4-2 2-1
Philadelphia 6-3 4-4 3-3 5-1 2-4 3-5 -- 4-2 6-2 4-2 3-0
Rochester 5-3 5-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 5-5 2-6 -- 4-2 5-3 5-0
Syracuse 5-3 5-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 5-5 2-6 2-4 -- 3-3 2-0
Tri-Cities 3-3 2-4 5-5 4-4 0-10 2-4 2-4 3-5 3-3 -- 1-1
Washington 2-1 3-4 1-3 2-2 0-2 1-2 0-3 0-5 0-2 1-1 --

Game log

Playoffs

East Division Semifinals

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Boston: New York 83, Boston 69
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 92, Boston 78

Player statistics

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

  1. ^ "Boston Conquers Bullets, 102 To 92". The Baltimore Sun. October 19, 1950.
  2. ^ "Celtics Win Again". Associated Press. October 20, 1950. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Boston Conquers Bullets, 72 To 60". The Baltimore Sun. October 22, 1950.
  4. ^ "Boston Trounces Bullets, 86 To 66". The Baltimore Sun. October 24, 1950.
  5. ^ "Boston Beats Baltimore, 98-85; Cousy Scores 20". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 30, 1950.

See also


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