1962–63 Boston Celtics season

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1962–63 Boston Celtics season
Sixth NBA Championship
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 58–22 (.725)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WHDH-TV
Radio WHDH
< 1961–62 1963–64 >

The 1962-63 NBA season was the Celtics' 17th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their sixth NBA Championship.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

The 1962 NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 John Havlicek Forward/Guard  United States Ohio State
2 16 Jack Foley Guard  United States Holy Cross
3 25 Jim Hadnot  United States Providence
4 34 Roger Strickland  United States Jacksonville University
5 43 Gary Daniels  United States The Citadel
6 52 Jim Hooley Boston College
7 60 Clyde Arnold Duquesne
8 69 Chuck Chevalier Boston College
9 78 Mike Cingiser Brown

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Clyde Lovellette
PF Tom Heinsohn Satch Sanders Jim Loscutoff
SF Frank Ramsey John Havlicek Gene Guarilia
Dan Swartz
SG Sam Jones
PG Bob Cousy K. C. Jones

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics C 58 22 .725 -
Syracuse Nationals 48 32 .600 10
Cincinnati Royals 42 38 .525 16
New York Knicks 21 59 .263 37

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Season schedule[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG
Sam Jones 76 396 241 0 0 1499 19.7
Tom Heinsohn 76 596 95 0 0 1440 18.9
Bill Russell 78 1843 348 0 0 1309 16.8
John Havlicek 80 534 179 0 0 1140 14.3
Bob Cousy 76 193 515 0 0 1003 13.2
Frank Ramsey 77 288 95 0 0 839 10.9
Thomas "Satch" Sanders 80 576 95 0 0 864 10.8
K.C. Jones 79 263 317 0 0 572 7.2
Clyde Lovellette 61 177 27 0 0 395 6.5
Dan Swartz 39 88 21 0 0 175 4.5
Jim Loscutoff 63 157 25 0 0 210 3.3
Gene Guarilia 11 14 2 0 0 26 2.4

[2]

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Cincinnati Royals: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Cincinnati 135, Boston 132
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Boston 125, Cincinnati 102
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Cincinnati 121, Boston 116
  • Game 4 @ Cincinnati: Boston 128, Cincinnati 110
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 125, Cincinnati 120
  • Game 6 @ Cincinnati: Cincinnati 109, Boston 99
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 142, Cincinnati 131

NBA Finals[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 14 Boston 117-114 Los Angeles
Game 2 April 16 Boston 113-106 Los Angeles
Game 3 April 17 Los Angeles 119-99 Boston
Game 4 April 19 Los Angeles 105-108 Boston
Game 5 April 21 Boston 119-126 Los Angeles
Game 6 April 24 Los Angeles 109-112 Boston

[3]

Celtics win series 4-2

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]