1951–52 Boston Celtics season

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1951–52 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 39–27 (.591)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 1-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHDH
< 1950–51 1952–53 >

The 1951–52 Boston Celtics season was the sixth season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1951 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Ernie Barrett G/F  United States Kansas State
2 16 Bill Garrett F  United States Indiana
6 56 James Luisi G  United States St. Francis (NY)

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 18 United States Brannum, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan State
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
F/C 23 United States Dickey, Dick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina State
G/F 12 United States Donham, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
F/C 13 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
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
G 21 United States Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve
C Ed Macauley Bones McKinney John Mahnken
PF Bob Harris Bob Brannum
SF Chuck Cooper
SG Bob Donham Bill Sharman
PG Bob Cousy Dick Dickey

Pre-season[edit]

1951 Pre-season Game Log: 6–2 (Home: 4–1; Road: 2–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 18 (in Houlton, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 71 - 90 Boston Celtics 1–0 [1]
2 October 16 (in Bangor, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 85 - 99 Boston Celtics 2–0 [2]
3 October 17 (in Waterville, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 87 - 100 Boston Celtics 1,200 3–0 [3]
4 October 19 (in Albany, New York) Boston Celtics 82 - 98 New York Knicks 3–1
5 October 22 (in Barre, Vermont) Baltimore Bullets 91 - 75 Boston Celtics 3–2 [4]
6 October 22 (in Berlin, New Hampshire) Boston Celtics 55 - 90 College All-Stars 600 4–2 [5]
7 October 27 (in Washington D.C.) Boston Celtics 90 - 89 Baltimore Bullets 5–2
8 October 28 New York Knicks 78 - 79 Boston Celtics 6–2

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 40 26 .606 - 26-7 12-18 2-1 21-15
x-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 1 22-7 10-19 7-1 22-14
x-New York Knicks 37 29 .561 3 21-4 12-22 4-3 23-13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 33 33 .500 7 24-7 6–25 3-1 14-22
Baltimore Bullets 20 46 .303 20 17-15 2–22 1-9 10-26


Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 105, New York 94
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 101, Boston 97
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 88, Boston 87 (2OT)

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bullets Drop Exhibition to Boston Quint". The Baltimore Sun. October 16, 1950. 
  2. ^ "Celtic Win Again". Associated Press. October 17, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Celtics End Maine Tour With Triumph". Associated Press. October 17, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Don Barksdale Scores 19 in First Try With Bullets". Associated Press. October 23, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "600 See Celtics Win Exhibition At Berlin". Associated Press. October 24, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 

See also[edit]