1967–68 Boston Celtics season

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1967–68 Boston Celtics season
Tenth NBA Championship
Head coach Bill Russell
General manager Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 54–26 (.675)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WKBG
Radio WHDH
< 1966–67 1968–69 >

The 1967–68 Boston Celtics season was their 22nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics 1967–68 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F/C 28 United States Embry, Wayne 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Miami (OH)
PG 11 United States Graham, Mal 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) New York
G/F 17 United States Havlicek, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Ohio State
SF 18 United States Howell, Bailey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mississippi State
PF 27 United States Jones, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Cal State, Los Angeles
SG 24 United States Jones, Sam 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina Central
F 19 United States Nelson, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Iowa
C 6 United States Russell, Bill 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) San Francisco
SF 16 United States Sanders, Satch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) New York
C/G 20 United States Siegfried, Larry 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
G/F 12 United States Thacker, Tom 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Cincinnati
PG 26 United States Weitzman, Rick 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Northeastern
PF 69 United States Quinn, Sam 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) NYU
Head coach




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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Wayne Embry
PF Bailey Howell Don Nelson Sam Quinn
SF John Havlicek Satch Sanders Johnny Jones
SG Sam Jones Tom Thacker
PG Larry Siegfried Mal Graham Rick Weitzman

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia 76ers 62 20 .756 27–8 26–12 9–0 29–11
x-Boston Celtics 54 28 .659 8 28–9 21–16 5–3 24–16
x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 19 20–17 21–16 2–6 19–21
x-Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 22 21–11 12–23 7–8 15–25
Cincinnati Royals 39 43 .476 23 18–12 13–23 8–8 18–22
Baltimore Bullets 36 46 .439 26 17–19 12–23 7–4 15–25


Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Detroit Pistons: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 123, Detroit 116
  • Game 2 @ Detroit: Detroit 126, Boston 116
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Detroit 109, Boston 98
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: Boston 135, Detroit 110
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 110, Detroit 96
  • Game 6 @ Detroit: Boston 111, Detroit 103

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (2) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Boston 127, Philadelphia 118
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Philadelphia 115, Boston 106
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Philadelphia 122, Boston 114
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Philadelphia 110, Boston 105
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Boston 122, Philadelphia 104
  • Game 6 @ Boston: Boston 114, Philadelphia 106
  • Game 7 @ Philadelphia: Boston 100, Philadelphia 96

NBA Finals[edit]

(E2) Boston Celtics vs. (W2) Los Angeles Lakers: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 107, Los Angeles 101
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Los Angeles 123, Boston 113
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Boston 127, Los Angeles 119
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 118, Boston 105
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 120, Los Angeles 117 (OT)
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Boston 124, Los Angeles 109

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
 GP  Games played  GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3FG%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

References[edit]