1964–65 Boston Celtics season

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1964–65 Boston Celtics season
Eighth NBA Championship
Head coach Red Auerbach
Owner(s) Walter Brown
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 62–18 (.775)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WHDH-TV
Radio WHDH
< 1963–64 1965–66 >

The 1964-65 NBA season was the Celtics' 19th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their eighth NBA Championship. The team was named one of the 10 greatest teams in NBA history. In addition five players were inducted into the hall of fame K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn, Bill Russell, and John Havlicek, three of whom were selected as one of the NBA's 50 greatest players, Sam Jones, Havlicek, and Russell. Both Coach Auerbach and John Thompson were elected into the hall of fame as coaches.

Offseason[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

The 1965 NBA Draft took place on May 4, 1964.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 Mel Counts Center / Forward  United States Oregon State
2 16 Ron Bonham Forward  United States Cincinnati

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Mel Counts
John Thompson
PF Satch Sanders
Willie Naulls
SF Tom Heinsohn John Havlicek Ron Bonham
SG Sam Jones Gerry Ward
PG K. C. Jones Larry Siegfried

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 62 18 .775 27–3 27–11 8–4 20–10
x-Cincinnati Royals 48 32 .600 14 25–7 17–21 6–4 16–14
x-Philadelphia 76ers 40 40 .500 22 13–12 9–21 18–7 14–16
New York Knicks 31 49 .388 31 15–20 9–21 7–8 10–20


Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Philadelphia 76ers: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 108, Philadelphia 98
  • Game 2 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 109, Boston 103
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 112, Philadelphia 94
  • Game 4 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 134, Boston 131 (OT)
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 108
  • Game 6 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 112, Boston 106
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 110, Philadelphia 109

NBA Finals[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 18 Boston 142–110 Los Angeles
Game 2 April 19 Boston 129–123 Los Angeles
Game 3 April 21 Los Angeles 126–105 Boston
Game 4 April 23 Los Angeles 99–112 Boston
Game 5 April 25 Boston 129–96 Los Angeles

Celtics win series 4–1

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]