2004-05 Boston Celtics Season
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2004%E2%80%9305 Boston Celtics Season
2004-05 Boston Celtics season
Division champions
Head coachDoc Rivers
General managerDanny Ainge
ArenaFleet Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Pacers 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN New England
RadioWWZN

The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association.[1] The season is memorable when the team hired Doc Rivers to be their head coach for the upcoming season. During the offseason, the Celtics acquired All-Star guard Gary Payton, and former Celtics forward Rick Fox from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Fox would retire before the season.[2] The Celtics struggled playing under .500 for the first half of the season. At midseason, Payton was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for former Celtic All-Star forward Antoine Walker. However, Payton would never suit up for the Hawks and was released shortly after. He then re-signed with the Celtics afterwards for the remainder of the season. The team went on a 7-game winning streak in March, finishing first place in the Atlantic Division with a 45-37 record. Paul Pierce was selected for the 2005 NBA All-Star Game.

Despite their mediocre record, the Celtics earned the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, they lost to the 6th-seeded Indiana Pacers in a seven-game first round series. Boston did not return to the playoffs until 2008 en route to the championship. Following the season, Walker was traded to the Miami Heat, while Payton went along with him signing as a free agent with the Heat will go to win the championship the following season.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/School
1 15 Al Jefferson PF  United States Prentiss HS (MS)
1 24 Delonte West SG/PG  United States Saint Joseph's
1 25 Tony Allen SG  United States Oklahoma State
2 40 Justin Reed SF  United States Ole Miss

Roster

Regular season

Standings

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 - 27-14 18-23 8-8
x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 2 25-16 18-23 8-8
x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 3 24-17 18-23 11-5
New York Knicks 33 49 .402 12 22-19 11-30 6-10
Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 12 22-19 11-30 7-9
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720 -
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46

Record vs. opponents

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-4
Boston 3-1 -- 4-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1
Charlotte 3-1 0-4 -- 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 0-4
Chicago 4-0 2-2 4-0 -- 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-0 0-4 1-1 4-0 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-2
Cleveland 4-0 2-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-3 3-1 0-3 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-2
Dallas 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 -- 2-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0
Denver 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 2-0 2-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Detroit 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0
Golden State 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 -- 1-2 1-1 0-4 1-3 1-3 0-2 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 -- 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
Indiana 3-0 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-2 0-2 4-0 0-3 2-0 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 -- 0-3 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-2
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 3-0 -- 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 0-3 3-1 0-3 2-0 3-0 0-2
Miami 4-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 4-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 2-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 -- 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-2 3-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-1
New Jersey 3-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-3 1-2 0-2 -- 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-3
New Orleans 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-1 1-2 0-4 0-3 0-2 2-2 1-1
New York 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 -- 1-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-0 2-1
Orlando 3-1 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-1 -- 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
Philadelphia 3-1 3-1 3-0 1-2 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 4-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 2-2 -- 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 3-0 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 3-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 -- 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 3-0 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 -- 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1
Seattle 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-0 1-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 -- 2-0 3-1 0-2
Toronto 2-1 1-3 2-1 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-3
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 -- 0-2
Washington 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-1 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-4 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 --

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

April 23
8:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 82, Boston Celtics 102
Scoring by quarter: 20-18, 11-39, 25-29, 26-16
Pts: Stephen Jackson 25
Rebs: Dale Davis 10
Asts: Anthony Johnson 5
Pts: Raef LaFrentz 21
Rebs: Paul Pierce 9
Asts: Gary Payton 7
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe DeRosa, Tim Donaghy
April 25
7:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 82, Boston Celtics 79
Scoring by quarter: 30-22, 17-20, 17-27, 18-10
Pts: Reggie Miller 28
Rebs: Anthony Johnson 7
Asts: Anthony Johnson 7
Pts: Paul Pierce 32
Rebs: Pierce, Walker 7 each
Asts: Paul Pierce 5
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Jack Nies, Joe Forte, Scott Wall
April 28
7:30 pm
Boston Celtics 76, Indiana Pacers 99
Scoring by quarter: 19-24, 19-31, 21-16, 17-28
Pts: Paul Pierce 19
Rebs: Antoine Walker 9
Asts: Gary Payton 6
Pts: Reggie Miller 33
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 11
Asts: Anthony Johnson 8
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bill Kennedy, Tom Washington
April 30
7:00 pm
Boston Celtics 110, Indiana Pacers 79
Scoring by quarter: 31-20, 25-27, 22-16, 32-16
Pts: Paul Pierce 30
Rebs: Jefferson, Pierce 7
Asts: Paul Pierce 8
Pts: Stephen Jackson 24
Rebs: James Jones 9
Asts: Anthony Johnson 7
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Michael Smith, Mike Callahan
May 3
7:30 pm
Indiana Pacers 90, Boston Celtics 85
Scoring by quarter: 23-21, 27-21, 20-23, 20-20
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 19
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 10
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 7
Pts: Paul Pierce 27
Rebs: Davis, Pierce, Walker 7 each
Asts: Davis, Payton,
Pierce, Walker 3 each
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Ken Mauer, Monty Mccutchen, Ron Garretson
May 5
6:00 pm
Boston Celtics 92, Indiana Pacers 89 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 20-27, 29-16, 21-19, 14-22, Overtime: 8-5
Pts: Antoine Walker 24
Rebs: Al Jefferson 14
Asts: Paul Pierce 6
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 26
Rebs: Dale Davis 14
Asts: Anthony Johnson 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bill Spooner, Scott Foster, Steve Javie
May 7
7:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 97, Boston Celtics 70
Scoring by quarter: 22-20, 13-12, 29-18, 33-20
Pts: Stephen Jackson 24
Rebs: Jeff Foster 12
Asts: Jermaine O'Neal 6
Pts: Antoine Walker 20
Rebs: LaFrentz, Jefferson,
Pierce 7 each
Asts: Gary Payton 7
Indiana wins the series, 4-3
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Bob Delaney, Dan Crawford, Greg Willard
Regular season series

Indiana won 2-1 in the regular-season series:

Last Playoffs meeting: 2004 Eastern Conference First Round (Indiana won 4-0)

Transactions

Trades

August 2, 2004
To Boston Celtics
Gary Payton, Rick Fox, conditional 1st round pick, and cash considerations
To Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins, and Jumaine Jones
February 8, 2005
To Boston Celtics
2005 conditional 2nd round pick
To Phoenix Suns
Walter McCarty, and cash considerations
February 24, 2005
To Boston Celtics
Antoine Walker
To Atlanta Hawks
Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta, Michael Stewart, and future 1st round pick
February 24, 2005
To Boston Celtics
2007 1st round pick
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Ji?í Welsch

Free agents

See also

References

  1. ^ 2004-05 Boston Celtics
  2. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Break Up the Lakers: Payton Sent to the Celtics". New York Times. August 7, 2004. Retrieved 2017.

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