1971-72 Boston Celtics Season
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1971%E2%80%9372 Boston Celtics Season
1971-72 Boston Celtics season
Division champions
Head coachTom Heinsohn
General managerRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record56–26 (.683)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Finals
(Lost to Knicks 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWSMW-TV
RadioWBZ

The 1971-72 NBA season was the Celtics' 26th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks

This table only displays picks through the second round.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Clarence Glover SF  United States Western Kentucky
2 28 Jim Rose PG/SG  United States Western Kentucky

Roster

Regular season

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 - 32-9 21-16 3-1 15-3
x-New York Knicks 48 34 .585 8 27-14 20-19 1-1 11-7
Philadelphia 76ers 30 52 .366 26 14-23 14-26 2-3 6-12
Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268 34 13-27 8-31 1-2 4-14
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683
2 y-Baltimore Bullets 38 44 .463
3 x-New York Knicks 48 34 .585
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 36 46 .439
5 Philadelphia 76ers 30 52 .366
5 Cincinnati Royals 30 52 .366
7 Cleveland Cavaliers 23 59 .280
8 Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268
z = clinched division title
y = clinched division title
x = clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1971-72 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET GSW HOU LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta -- 2-4 0-4 4-2 0-5 3-3 4-2 3-2 3-2 1-4 0-5 2-3 3-1 3-3 3-2 4-0 1-4
Baltimore 4-2 -- 2-2 3-3 1-4 4-2 1-5 3-2 1-4 3-2 1-4 0-5 2-4 4-0 4-1 3-1 2-3
Boston 4-0 2-2 -- 6-0 3-2 4-2 5-1 5-0 2-3 5-0 1-4 2-3 3-3 6-0 2-3 4-0 2-3
Buffalo 2-4 3-3 0-6 -- 1-3 3-3 4-2 2-4 1-3 0-4 0-4 0-4 1-5 3-3 0-4 2-4 0-4
Chicago 5-0 4-1 2-3 3-1 -- 3-1 4-0 5-1 3-3 5-1 1-3 2-4 3-2 4-1 5-1 6-0 2-3
Cincinnati 3-3 2-4 2-4 3-3 1-3 -- 6-2 2-3 2-3 0-4 1-4 0-5 2-2 2-2 2-3 2-2 0-5
Cleveland 2-4 5-1 1-5 2-4 0-4 2-6 -- 1-3 0-4 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-5 2-4 0-4 4-2 0-4
Detroit 2-3 2-3 0-5 4-2 1-5 3-2 3-1 -- 0-5 3-3 1-4 1-5 1-4 1-4 2-4 2-2 0-4
Golden State 2-3 4-1 3-2 3-1 3-3 3-2 4-0 5-0 -- 5-1 1-5 2-2 2-3 4-1 2-3 4-2 4-2
Houston 4-1 2-3 0-5 4-0 1-5 4-0 2-2 3-3 1-5 -- 1-5 0-5 0-5 4-1 1-3 4-2 3-3
Los Angeles 5-0 4-1 4-1 4-0 3-1 4-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-1 -- 4-1 4-1 5-0 4-2 6-0 5-1
Milwaukee 3-2 5-0 3-2 4-0 4-2 5-0 4-0 5-1 2-2 5-0 1-4 -- 2-3 4-1 4-2 6-0 6-0
New York 1-3 4-2 3-3 5-1 2-3 2-2 5-1 4-1 3-2 5-0 1-4 3-2 -- 3-3 1-4 3-1 3-2
Philadelphia 3-3 0-4 0-6 3-3 1-4 2-2 4-2 4-1 1-4 1-4 0-5 1-4 3-3 -- 1-4 2-2 4-1
Phoenix 2-3 1-4 3-2 4-0 1-5 3-2 4-0 4-2 3-2 3-1 2-4 2-4 4-1 4-1 -- 6-0 3-2
Portland 0-4 1-3 0-4 4-2 0-6 2-2 2-4 2-2 2-4 2-4 0-6 0-6 1-3 2-2 0-6 -- 0-6
Seattle 4-1 3-2 3-2 4-0 3-2 5-0 4-0 4-0 2-4 3-3 1-5 0-6 2-3 1-4 2-3 6-0 --

Playoffs

East Conference Semifinals

(A1) Boston Celtics vs. (C2) Atlanta Hawks: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 126, Atlanta 108
  • Game 2 @ Atlanta: Atlanta 113, Boston 104
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 136, Atlanta 113
  • Game 4 @ Atlanta: Atlanta 112, Boston 110
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 124, Atlanta 114
  • Game 6 @ Atlanta: Boston 127, Atlanta 118

East Conference Finals

(A1) Boston Celtics vs. (A2) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: New York 116, Boston 94
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 106, Boston 105
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 115, New York 109
  • Game 4 @ New York: New York 116, Boston 98
  • Game 5 @ Boston: New York 111, Boston 103

Playoffs

Awards and records

References


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