1984–85 Boston Celtics season

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1984–85 Boston Celtics season
Eastern Conference Champions
Head coach K.C. Jones
Owner(s) Don Gaston, Alan N. Cohen, Paul Dupee
Arena Boston Garden
Hartford Civic Center
Results
Record 63–19 (.768)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel New England, WBZ, WTXX
Radio WRKO, WTIC
< 1983–84 1985–86 >

The 1984–85 Boston Celtics season was the 39th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

On March 3, 1985, Kevin McHale surpassed Larry Bird's Celtics single game scoring record when he netted 56 points against the Detroit Pistons.[1] Less than two weeks later, on March 12, Bird answered, scoring a career-high 60 points against the Atlanta Hawks.

Trivia[edit]

A majority of this team moved onto coaching later in their careers. Kevin McHale, Rick Carlisle, Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, Dennis Johnson, and Sam Vincent have all coached in the NBA.[2][3]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1984 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 24 Michael Young SF/SG  United States Houston
2 47 Ronnie Williams  United States Florida
3 70 Rick Carlisle G  United States Virginia
4 93 Kevin Mullin  United States Princeton
5 116 Todd Orlando  United States Bentley
6 139 Steve Carfino G  United States Iowa
7 162 Mark Van Valkenburg  United States Framingham State
8 184 Champ Godboldt  United States Holy Cross
9 206 Joe Dixon  United States Merrimack
10 228 Dan Trant  United States Clark

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G/F 44 United States Ainge, Danny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Brigham Young
F 33 United States Bird, Larry (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Indiana State University
G 28 United States Buckner, Quinn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Indiana
G 34 United States Carlisle, Rick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Virginia
G/F 30 United States Carr, M.L. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Guilford
G 40 United States Clark, Carlos 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Mississippi
G 3 United States Johnson, Dennis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Pepperdine
C 50 United States Kite, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Brigham Young
F 31 United States Maxwell, Cedric 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Charlotte
F/C 32 United States McHale, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Minnesota
C 00 United States Parish, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Centenary College of Louisiana
G/F 8 United States Wedman, Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Colorado
G 20 United States Williams, Ray 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Minnesota
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Roster

[4]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Robert Parish Greg Kite
PF Kevin McHale Cedric Maxwell
SF Larry Bird Scott Wedman M. L. Carr
SG Danny Ainge Ray Williams Carlos Clark Rick Carlisle
PG Dennis Johnson Quinn Buckner

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768 35–6 28–13 19–5
x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5 34–7 24–17 15–9
x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 21 27–14 15–26 13–11
x-Washington Bullets 40 42 .488 23 28–13 12–29 11–13
New York Knicks 24 58 .293 39 19–22 5–36 2–22
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720 4
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 17
5 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 40 42 .488 23
7 x-Chicago Bulls 38 44 .463 25
8 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 36 46 .439 27
9 Atlanta Hawks 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 24 58 .293 39
11 Indiana Pacers 22 60 .268 41



Game log[edit]

1984-85 Game Log
1984-85 Schedule

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Cleveland Cavaliers: Celtics win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 18): Boston 126, Cleveland 123
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 20): Boston 108, Cleveland 106
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 23): Cleveland 105, Boston 98
  • Game 4 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 25): Boston 117, Cleveland 115

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

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

East Conference Finals[edit]

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

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 12): Boston 108, Philadelphia 93
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 14): Boston 106, Philadelphia 98
  • Game 3 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 18): Boston 105, Philadelphia 94
  • Game 4 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 19): Philadelphia 115, Boston 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 22): Boston 102, Philadelphia 100

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) Los Angeles Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 27): Boston 148, Los Angeles 114
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 30): Los Angeles 109, Boston 102
  • Game 3 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (June 2): Los Angeles 136, Boston 111
  • Game 4 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (June 5): Boston 107, Los Angeles 105
  • Game 5 @ The Forum, Los Angeles (June 7): Los Angeles 120, Boston 111
  • Game 6 @ Boston Garden, Boston (June 9): Los Angeles 111, Boston 100

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]