1950–51 Boston Celtics season

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1950–51 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Arena
Boston Garden
Results
Record 39–30 (.565)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHDH
< 1949–50 1951–52 >

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[edit]

Main article: 1950 NBA Draft
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[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 24 United States Boykoff, Harry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) St. John's
F 11 United States Cooper, Chuck 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Duquesne
G 14 United States Cousy, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
G/F 12 United States Donham, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
F/C 21 United States Duncan, Andy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) William & Mary
F/C 13/18 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
F/C 10 United States Hermsen, Kleggie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Minnesota
G 4 United States Hertzberg, Sonny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) City College of New York
G/F 21 United States Kudelka, Frank 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Saint Mary's
G/F 5 United States Leede, Ed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Dartmouth
F/C 22 United States Macauley, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
C 16 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
F/C 17 United States McKinney, Bones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina
F/C United States Mehen, Dick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Tennessee
G 13 United States Sailors, Kenny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wyoming
F 19/21 United States Stanczak, Ed 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) None
F/C 13 United States Walker, Brady 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Brigham Young
Head coach


Athletic trainer(s)
  • United States Harry Cohen

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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2011-03-14

Pre-season[edit]

1950 Pre-season Game Log: 5–0 (Home: 5–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 18 (in Bangor, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 92 - 102 Boston Celtics 1–0 [1]
2 October 19 (in Houlton, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 90 - 100 Boston Celtics 1,900 2–0 [2]
3 October 22 (in Burlington, Vermont) Baltimore Bullets 60 - 72 Boston Celtics 3–0 [3]
4 October 23 (in Newport, New Hampshire) Baltimore Bullets 66 - 86 Boston Celtics 4–0 [4]
5 October 30 Baltimore Bullets 83 - 98 Boston Celtics 5–0 [5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(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[edit]

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Conquers Bullets, 102 To 92". The Baltimore Sun. October 19, 1950. 
  2. ^ "Celtics Win Again". Associated Press. October 20, 1950. Retrieved 14 March 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[edit]