1968–69 Boston Celtics season

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1968–69 Boston Celtics season
Eleventh NBA Championship
Head coach Bill Russell
General manager Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WKBG
Radio WHDH
< 1967–68 1969–70 >

The 1968–69 Boston Celtics season was their 23rd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Offseason[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Jim Barnes Rich Johnson Bud Olsen
PF Bailey Howell Don Nelson
SF Satch Sanders John Havlicek
SG Sam Jones Don Chaney
PG Larry Siegfried Em Bryant Mal Graham

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Baltimore Bullets 57 25 .695 29–9 24–15 4–1 26–14
x-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671 2 26–8 24–16 5–3 23–17
x-New York Knicks 54 28 .659 3 30–7 19–20 5–1 26–14
x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 9 24–12 21–19 3–3 23–17
Cincinnati Royals 41 41 .500 16 15-13 16–21 10–7 20–20
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 25 21–17 7–30 4–3 13–27
Milwaukee Bucks 27 55 .329 30 15–19 8–27 4–9 7–29

Game log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Philadelphia: Boston 114, Philadelphia 100
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 134, Philadelphia 103
  • Game 3 @ Philadelphia: Boston 125, Philadelphia 118
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Philadelphia 119, Boston 116
  • Game 5 @ Philadelphia: Boston 93, Philadelphia 90

East Division Finals[edit]

(3) New York Knicks vs. (4) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 4–2

  • Game 1 @ New York: Boston 108, New York 100
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 112, New York 97
  • Game 3 @ New York: New York 101, Boston 91
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Boston 97, New York 96
  • Game 5 @ New York: New York 112, Boston 104
  • Game 6 @ Boston: Boston 106, New York 105

NBA Finals[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 23 Los Angeles 120–118 Boston
Game 2 April 25 Los Angeles 118–112 Boston
Game 3 April 27 Boston 111–105 Los Angeles
Game 4 April 29 Boston 89–88 Los Angeles
Game 5 May 1 Los Angeles 117–104 Boston
Game 6 May 3 Boston 99–90 Los Angeles
Game 7 May 5 Los Angeles 106–108 Boston

Celtics win series 4–3

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

References[edit]