1973–74 Boston Celtics season

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1973–74 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachTom Heinsohn
General managerRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record56–26 (.683)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Bucks 4–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWBZ-TV
RadioWBZ
(Johnny Most, Len Berman)
< 1972–73 1974–75 >

The 1973–74 Boston Celtics season was their 28th in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Roster[edit]

1973–74 Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 12 Chaney, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1946-03-22 Houston
C 18 Cowens, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1948-10-25 Florida State
C 32 Downing, Steve 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1950-09-09 Indiana
C 29 Finkel, Hank 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1942-04-20 Dayton
SF 20 Hankinson, Phil 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1951-07-26 Pennsylvania
F 17 Havlicek, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) 1940-04-08 Ohio State
C 33 Kuberski, Steve 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1947-11-06 Bradley
F 19 Nelson, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1940-05-15 Iowa
F 35 Silas, Paul 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1943-07-12 Creighton
SG 44 Westphal, Paul 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1950-11-30 Southern California
G 10 White, Jo Jo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1946-11-16 Kansas
PG 7 Williams, Art 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1939-09-29 Cal Poly Pomona
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 26–6 21–18 9–2 17–5
x-New York Knicks 49 33 .598 7 28–13 21–19 0–1 10–12
x-Buffalo Braves 42 40 .512 14 19–13 17–21 6–6 12–10
Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 31 14–23 9–30 2–4 5–17
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683
2 x-New York Knicks 49 33 .598 7
3 y-Capital Bullets 47 35 .573 9
4 x-Buffalo Braves 42 40 .512 14
5 Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 21
6 Houston Rockets 32 50 .390 24
7 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 27
8 Philadelphia 76ers 25 57 .305 31



Record vs. opponents[edit]

1973–74 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CAP CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SEA
Atlanta 1–5 2–4 4–4 1–3 4–3 0–4 1–3 5–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 1–5 3–3 1–3 2–2 4–0
Boston 5–1 5–2 2–4 2–2 4–2 3–1 3–1 4–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 7–1 3–1 4–0 2–2
Buffalo 4–2 2–5 3–3 1–3 5–1 1–3 1–3 4–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–4 6–1 3–1 3–1 2–2
Capital 4–4 4–2 3–3 1–3 6–1 2–2 3–1 4–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–3 4–2 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 5–2 4–2 4–0 5–2 1–5 3–3 2–2 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–2
Cleveland 3–4 2–4 1–5 1–6 0–4 2–2 0–4 4–4 0–4 3–1 0–4 1–5 5–1 1–3 4–0 2–2
Detroit 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–5 2–2 5–1 3–1 4–2 4–2 3–4 1–3 2–2 6–0 5–1 5–1
Golden State 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–3 2–4 4–0 1–5 4–0 3–3 4–2 3–3 1–3 3–1 5–2 3–4 3–3
Houston 2–5 2–4 2–4 3–4 0–4 4–4 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 4–2 4–2 2–2 3–1 1–3
Kansas City-Omaha 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 4–0 2–4 3–3 2–2 1–5 0–7 1–3 1–3 4–2 4–2 2–4
Los Angeles 0–4 2–2 4–0 2–2 5–1 1–3 2–4 2–4 2–2 5–1 4–2 2–2 4–0 4–2 4–3 4–3
Milwaukee 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 3–3 4–0 4–3 3–3 4–0 7–0 2–4 2–2 4–0 5–1 6–0 4–2
New York 5–1 2–5 4–4 3–3 2–2 5–1 3–1 3–1 2–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–3 3–1 2–2 4–0
Philadelphia 3–3 1–7 1–6 2–4 1–3 1–5 2–2 1–3 2–4 3–1 0–4 0–4 3–4 3–1 2–2 0–4
Phoenix 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–1 0–6 2–5 2–2 2–4 2–4 1–5 1–3 1–3 3–3 4–3
Portland 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–4 0–4 1–5 4–3 1–3 2–4 3–4 0–6 2–2 2–2 3–3 3–3
Seattle 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–4 2–2 1–5 3–3 3–1 4–2 3–4 2–4 0–4 4–0 3–4 3–3

Playoffs[edit]

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

  • (1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Buffalo Braves: Boston win series 4–2
  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 107, Buffalo 97
  • Game 2 @ Buffalo: Buffalo 115, Boston 105
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 120, Buffalo 107
  • Game 4 @ Buffalo: Buffalo 104, Boston 102
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 100, Buffalo 97
  • Game 6 @ Buffalo: Boston 106, Buffalo 104

East Conference Finals[edit]

  • (1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) New York Knicks: Celtics win series 4–1
  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 113, New York 88
  • Game 2 @ New York: Boston 111, New York 99
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 103, Boston 100
  • Game 4 @ New York: Boston 98, New York 91
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 105, New York 94

NBA Finals[edit]

(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (1) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Boston 95, Milwaukee 83
  • Game 2 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 105, Boston 96 (OT)
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 95, Milwaukee 83
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Milwaukee 97, Boston 89
  • Game 5 @ Milwaukee: Boston 96, Milwaukee 87
  • Game 6 @ Boston: Milwaukee 102, Boston 101 (2OT)
  • Game 7 @ Milwaukee: Boston 102, Milwaukee 87

References[edit]