2011–12 Boston Celtics season

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2011–12 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Doc Rivers
General manager Danny Ainge
Owner(s) Wycliffe Grousbeck
Stephen Pagliuca
H. Irving Grousbeck
Arena TD Garden
Results
Record 39–27 (.591)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in Eastern Conference Finals to Miami (3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN New England
Radio WEEI
< 2010–11 2012–13 >

The 2011–12 Boston Celtics season was the 66th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association winning another championship. (NBA). The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 39-27 won-loss record, which was the 4th best in the East, winning their 21st Atlantic Division title and another championship. Their longest winning and losing streaks were 5 games. The leading scorer was Paul Pierce, averaging 19.4 PPG. The leading rebounder was Kevin Garnett (8.2 RPG). Rajon Rondo led the team and the league in assists per-game with 11.7. The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 66 due to the lockout. The Celtics made a relatively deep playoff run, challenging the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. They ultimately lost in seven games.

Key dates[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 27 JaJuan Johnson
(traded from the New Jersey Nets)
PF  United States Purdue
2 55 E'Twaun Moore SG  United States Purdue

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 20 Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) July 20, 1975 Connecticut
F 30 Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) April 30, 1985 LSU
G 0 Bradley, Avery Injured 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) November 26, 1990 Texas
G 4 Daniels, Marquis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) January 7, 1981 Auburn
G 51 Dooling, Keyon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) May 8, 1980 Missouri
F/C 5 Garnett, Kevin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 253 lb (115 kg) May 19, 1976 Farragut HS (IL)
C 50 Hollins, Ryan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) October 10, 1984 UCLA
F 12 Johnson, JaJuan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) February 8, 1989 Purdue
G 55 Moore, E'Twaun 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) February 25, 1989 Purdue
G/F 11 Pavlović, Aleksandar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) November 15, 1983 Montenegro
F 34 Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) October 13, 1977 Kansas
F 28 Piétrus, Mickaël 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) February 7, 1982 Les Abymes, Guadeloupe
G 9 Rondo, Rajon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 186 lb (84 kg) February 22, 1986 Kentucky
C 54 Stiemsma, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) September 26, 1985 Wisconsin
F/C 56 Williams, Sean 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) September 13, 1986 Boston College
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Ed Lacerte
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
  • Bryan Doo

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: October 28, 2012

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 pre-season game log
2011–12 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 24–9 15–18 8–6
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 3 22–11 14–19 8–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 4 19–14 16–17 7–6
Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 16 13–20 10–23 7–8
New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 17 9–24 13–20 5–9
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 50 16 .758
2 y-Miami Heat 46 20 .697 4
3 x-Indiana Pacers 42 24 .636 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 40 26 .606 10
6 x-Orlando Magic 37 29 .561 13
7 x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 14
8 x-Philadelphia 76ers 35 31 .530 15
9 Milwaukee Bucks 31 35 .470 19
10 Detroit Pistons 25 41 .379 25
11 Toronto Raptors 23 43 .348 27
12 New Jersey Nets 22 44 .333 28
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 21 45 .318 29
14 Washington Wizards 20 46 .303 30
15 Charlotte Bobcats 7 59 .106 43

Game log[edit]

2011–12 game log
Total: 39–27 (Home: 24–9; Road: 15–18)
2011–12 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2012 playoff game log
2012 playoff schedule

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 46 42 34.0 .458 .453 .915 3.1 2.4 1.1 .2 14.2
Brandon Bass 59 39 31.7 .479 .810 6.2 .9 .6 .9 12.5
Avery Bradley 64 28 21.4 .498 .407 .795 1.8 1.4 .7 .2 7.6
Marquis Daniels 38 0 12.7 .364 .000 .739 1.7 1.2 .6 .2 3.2
Keyon Dooling 46 2 14.4 .405 .333 .742 0.8 1.1 .3 .0 4.0
Kevin Garnett 60 60 31.1 .503 .333 .857 8.2 2.9 .9 1.0 15.8
Ryan Hollins[1] 15 1 10.7 .643 .300 1.7 .2 .1 .3 2.8
JaJuan Johnson 36 0 8.3 .446 .667 1.6 .2 .1 .4 3.2
E'Twaun Moore 38 0 8.7 .381 .378 1.000 .9 .9 .3 .1 2.9
Jermaine O'Neal[1] 25 24 22.8 .433 .677 5.4 .4 .3 1.7 5.0
Sasha Pavlović 45 7 11.7 .391 .293 .375 1.6 .4 .4 .3 2.7
Paul Pierce 61 61 34.0 .443 .366 .852 5.2 4.5 1.1 .4 19.4
Mickaël Piétrus 42 6 21.9 .385 .335 .645 3.1 .6 .5 .2 6.9
Rajon Rondo 53 53 36.9 .448 .238 .597 4.8 11.7 1.8 .1 11.9
Greg Stiemsma 55 3 13.9 .545 .707 3.2 .5 .7 1.5 2.9
Chris Wilcox[1] 28 4 17.2 .598 .615 4.4 .4 .4 .3 5.4
Sean Williams[1] 3 0 14.0 .333 1.000 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.7
  • 1 Statistics with the Boston Celtics.

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Injuries and suspensions[edit]

  • Jeff Green will not be available for the 2011–12 season to recover from a heart surgery.[7]
  • Chris Wilcox was out for the season in March with a cardiac irregularity.[8]
  • Rajon Rondo earned a two-game suspension for throwing the ball to a referee during a game against the Detroit Pistons on February 19[10] and was suspended for one game during the playoffs for bumping a referee on game 1 of the first round against the Atlanta Hawks.[11]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Negated Contract due to Injury

Waived

Retired

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2011 To Boston Celtics
Draft rights to JaJuan Johnson
Conditional 2014 second round pick
To New Jersey Nets
Draft rights to MarShon Brooks
December 9, 2011 To Boston Celtics
Keyon Dooling
Conditional 2012 second round pick
To Milwaukee Bucks
Draft rights to Albert Miralles
December 12, 2011 To Boston Celtics
Brandon Bass
To Orlando Magic
Glen Davis (sign and trade)
Von Wafer (sign and trade)

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Marquis Daniels December 9 Sacramento Kings
Chris Wilcox December 9 Detroit Pistons
Greg Stiemsma December 9 Sioux Falls Skyforce
(D-League)
Aleksandar Pavlović December 12 Re-signed
Mickaël Piétrus December 24 Phoenix Suns
Ryan Hollins March 23 Cleveland Cavaliers
Sean Williams April 20 Dallas Mavericks
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Nenad Krstić June 22 CSKA Moscow (Russia)
Glen Davis December 12 Orlando Magic
Von Wafer December 12 Orlando Magic
Delonte West December 13 Dallas Mavericks
Troy Murphy December 18 Los Angeles Lakers
Carlos Arroyo December 22 Beşiktaş Milangaz (Turkey)

Many players signed with teams from other leagues due to the 2011 NBA lockout. FIBA allows players under NBA contracts to sign and play for teams from other leagues if the contracts have opt-out clauses that allow the players to return to the NBA if the lockout ends.[12] The Chinese Basketball Association, however, only allows its clubs to sign foreign free agents who could play for at least the entire season.[13]

Played in other leagues during lockout
Player Date signed New team Opt-out clause
Nenad Krstić June 22 CSKA Moscow (Russia) No[14]
E'Twaun Moore July 28 Benetton Treviso (Italy) Yes[15]
Von Wafer August 3 Vanoli Cremona (Italy) Yes[16]
Avery Bradley October 5 Hapoel Jerusalem (Israel) No[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: NBA draft moving to Newark". ESPN.com. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Boston Celtics clinch NBA Atlantic division title, Yahoo! News. April 19, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Celtics' Pierce, Spurs' Parker named Players of the Week, NBA.com. February 6, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  4. ^ C's Pierce, Clippers' Paul named Players of the Week, NBA.com. April 2, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  5. ^ Celtics' Garnett and Lakers' Bynum named Players of the Week, NBA.com. April 16, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Boston–Milwaukee Game recap, Celtics.com. March 22, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  7. ^ Celtics F Jeff Green to miss season after surgery, USA Today. December 17, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Forsberg, Chris. "Boston Celtics' Chris Wilcox out for season with cardiac irregularity". espn.go.com. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ Celtics' O'Neal plans season-ending wrist surgery, NBA.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  10. ^ Rajon Rondo suspended two games, ESPN.com. February 22, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  11. ^ Rajon Rondo suspended for bumping referee, Yahoo! Sports. April 30, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  12. ^ "FIBA: NBA stars can play overseas". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  13. ^ Xiaochen (August 21, 2011). "New rule shuts door on NBA stars". China Daily. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. 
  14. ^ "CSKA puts veteran Krstic at center". Euroleague.net. Euroleague. June 22, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 
  15. ^ Forsberg, Chris (July 28, 2011). "E'Twaun Moore signs Italian deal". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Colpo grosso di Cremona, preso anche Wafer" [Big Shot in Cremona, Also Took Wafer]. CorriereDelloSport.it (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. August 4, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Hapoel Jerusalem nabs Bradley". EurocupBasketball.com. Euroleague. October 5, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2011.