List of Boston Celtics seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. It documents the team's season-by-season records, including post-season records, and also includes year-end awards won by the team's players and/or coaches.

With 17 NBA Championships, the Celtics have won the most for any NBA franchise, while the 1959-to-1966 domination of the NBA Championship, with eight straight titles, is the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team to date.

The Celtics are 21–8 in the 7th game of a playoff series,[1] and are 7-1 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of December 8, 2013.

NBA champions dagger Conference champions * Division champions ^ Playoff berth #
Season Conf. Conf. finish[a] Div. Div. Finish[a] W[b] L[b] Win% GB Playoffs Awards Head coach Ref.
1946–47 Eastern 5th 22 38 .367 27 John Russell [2]
1947–48 Eastern 3rd # 20 28 .417 7 Lost First Round (Stags) 2–1 John Russell [3]
1948–49 Eastern 5th 25 36 .410 13 Alvin Julian [4]
1949–50 Eastern 6th 22 46 .324 31 Alvin Julian [5]
1950–51 Eastern 2nd # 39 30 .565 2.5 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–0 Ed Macauley (AMVP) Red Auerbach [6]
1951–52 Eastern 2nd # 39 27 .591 1 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–1 Red Auerbach [7]
1952–53 Eastern 3rd # 46 25 .648 1.5 Won Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–0
Lost Division Finals (Knicks) 3–1
Red Auerbach [8]
1953–54 Eastern T-2nd # 42 30 .583 2 Lost Division Finals (Nationals) 2–0 Bob Cousy (AMVP) Red Auerbach [9]
1954–55 Eastern 3rd # 36 36 .500 7 Won Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–1
Lost Division Finals (Nationals) 3–1
Bill Sharman (AMVP) Red Auerbach [10]
1955–56 Eastern 2nd # 39 33 .542 6 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–1 Red Auerbach [11]
1956–57 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 44 28 .611 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 3–0
Won NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–3 dagger
Bob Cousy (MVP & AMVP)
Tom Heinsohn (ROY)
Red Auerbach [12]
1957–58 Eastern ^ 1st ^ 49 23 .681 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–2
Bill Russell (MVP) Red Auerbach [13]
1958–59 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 52 20 .722 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–0 dagger
Red Auerbach [14]
1959–60 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 59 16 .787 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–3 dagger
Red Auerbach [15]
1960–61 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 57 22 .722 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Hawks)4–1 dagger
Bill Russell (MVP) Red Auerbach [16]
1961–62 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 60 20 .750 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3 dagger
Bill Russell (MVP) Red Auerbach [17]
1962–63 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 58 22 .725 Won Division Finals (Royals) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2 dagger
Bill Russell (MVP & AMVP) Red Auerbach [18]
1963–64 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 59 21 .738 Won Division Finals (Royals) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Warriors) 4–1 dagger
Red Auerbach [19]
1964–65 dagger Eastern ^ 1st ^ 62 18 .775 Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–1 dagger
Bill Russell (MVP)
Red Auerbach (COY)
Red Auerbach [20]
1965–66 dagger Eastern 2nd # 54 26 .675 1 Won Division Semifinals (Royals) 3–2
Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3 dagger
Red Auerbach [21]
1966–67 Eastern 2nd # 60 21 .741 8 Won Division Semifinals (Knicks) 3–1
Lost Division Finals (76ers) 4–1
Bill Russell [22]
1967–68 dagger Eastern 2nd # 54 28 .659 8 Won Division Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2 dagger
Bill Russell [23]
1968–69 dagger Eastern 4th # 48 34 .585 9 Won Division Semifinals (76ers) 4–1
Won Division Finals (Knicks) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3 dagger
Bill Russell [24]
1969–70 Eastern 6th 34 48 .415 26 Tom Heinsohn [25]
1970–71 Eastern 5th Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 8 Dave Cowens (ROY) Tom Heinsohn [26]
1971–72 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–1
Tom Heinsohn [27]
1972–73 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 68 14 .829 Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–3
Dave Cowens (MVP & AMVP)
Tom Heinsohn (COY)
Tom Heinsohn [28]
1973–74 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Braves) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Bucks) 4–3 dagger
John Havlicek (FMVP) Tom Heinsohn [29]
1974–75 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals (Rockets) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (Bullets) 4–2
Tom Heinsohn [30]
1975–76 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 54 28 .659 Won Conference Semifinals (Braves) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Cavaliers) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Suns) 4–2 dagger
Jo Jo White (FMVP) Tom Heinsohn [31]
1976–77 Eastern 4th # Atlantic 2nd 44 38 .537 6 Won First Round (Spurs) 2–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4–3
Tom Heinsohn [32]
1977–78 Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 32 50 .390 23 Tom Heinsohn
Tom Sanders
[33]
1978–79 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 29 53 .354 25 Tom Sanders
Dave Cowens
[34]
1979–80 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 61 21 .744 Won Conference Semifinals (Rockets) 4–0
Lost Conference Finals (76ers) 4–1
Bill Fitch (COY)
Larry Bird (ROY)
Red Auerbach (EOY)
Bill Fitch [35]
1980–81 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 62 20 .756 Won Conference Semifinals (Bulls) 4–0
Won Conference Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Rockets) 4–2 dagger
Cedric Maxwell (FMVP)
Nate Archibald (AMVP)
Bill Fitch [36]
1981–82 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 63 19 .768 Won Conference Semifinals (Bullets) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (76ers) 4–3
Larry Bird (AMVP) Bill Fitch [37]
1982–83 Eastern 3rd # Atlantic 2nd 56 26 .683 9 Won First Round (Hawks) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 4–0
Bill Fitch [38]
1983–84 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Bullets) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Bucks) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3 dagger
Larry Bird (MVP & FMVP)
Kevin McHale (SIX)
K. C. Jones [39]
1984–85 Eastern * 1st * 'Atlantic" ^ 1st ^ 63 19 .768 Won First Round (Cavaliers) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (76ers) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
Larry Bird (MVP)
Kevin McHale (SIX)
K. C. Jones [40]
1985–86 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 67 15 .817 Won First Round (Bulls) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Bucks) 4–0
Won NBA Finals (Rockets) 4–2 dagger
Larry Bird (MVP & FMVP)
Bill Walton (SIX)
K. C. Jones [41]
1986–87 Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Bulls) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
K. C. Jones [42]
1987–88 Eastern 1st # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 57 25 .695 Won First Round (Knicks) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–2
K. C. Jones [43]
1988–89 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 10 Lost First Round (Pistons) 3–0 Jimmy Rodgers [44]
1989–90 Eastern 4th # Atlantic 2nd 52 30 .634 1 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2 Jimmy Rodgers [45]
1990–91 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Pacers) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Chris Ford [46]
1991–92 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 51 31 .622 Won First Round (Pacers) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–3
Chris Ford [47]
1992–93 Eastern 4th # Atlantic 2nd 48 34 .585 12 Lost First Round (Hornets) 3–1 Chris Ford [48]
1993–94 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 32 50 .390 25 Chris Ford [49]
1994–95 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 3rd 35 47 .427 22 Lost First Round (Magic) 3–1 Chris Ford [50]
1995–96 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 33 49 .402 27 M. L. Carr [51]
1996–97 Eastern 15th Atlantic 7th 15 67 .183 46 M. L. Carr [52]
1997–98 Eastern 12th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 19 Rick Pitino [53]
1998–99 Eastern 12th Atlantic 5th 19 31 .380 14 Rick Pitino [54]
1999–00 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 35 47 .427 17 Rick Pitino [55]
2000–01 Eastern 9th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 20 Rick Pitino
Jim O'Brien
[56]
2001–02 Eastern 3rd # Atlantic 2nd 49 33 .598 3 Won First Round (76ers) 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (Nets) 4–2
Jim O'Brien [57]
2002–03 Eastern 6th # Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 5 Won First Round (Pacers) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Nets) 4–0
Jim O'Brien [58]
2003–04 Eastern 8th # Atlantic 4th 36 46 .439 11 Lost First Round (Pacers) 4–0 Jim O'Brien
John Carroll
[59]
2004–05 Eastern 3rd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (Pacers) 4–3 Doc Rivers [60]
2005–06 Eastern 11th Atlantic 3rd 33 49 .402 16 Doc Rivers [61]
2006–07 Eastern 15th Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 23 Doc Rivers [62]
2007–08 dagger Eastern * 1st * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 66 16 .805 Won First Round (Hawks) 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2 dagger
Paul Pierce (FMVP)
Kevin Garnett (DPOY)
Danny Ainge (EOY)
Doc Rivers [63]
2008–09 Eastern 2nd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Bulls) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Magic) 4–3
Doc Rivers [64]
2009–10 Eastern * 4th * Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Heat) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Magic) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
Doc Rivers [65]
2010–11 Eastern 3rd # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Knicks) 4–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Heat) 4–1
Doc Rivers [66]
2011–12 Eastern 4th # Atlantic ^ 1st ^ 39 27 .591 Won First Round (Hawks) 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Heat) 4–3
Doc Rivers [67]
2012–13 Eastern 7th # Atlantic 3rd 41 40 .506 12.5 Lost First Round (Knicks) 4-2 Doc Rivers [68]
2013-14 Eastern 12th Atlantic 4th 25 57 .305 Brad Stevens
2014-15 Eastern Atlantic 0 0 Brad Stevens

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
All-time regular season record (1946–2013) 3,118 2,137 .593
All-time post-season record (1946–present) 344 253 .576
All-time regular season & post-season record (1946-present) 3,452 2,378 .592

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Conf. finish and Div. finish column lists regular season results and excludes postseason play.
  2. ^ a b The Wins and Losses columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play. Regular and postseason records are combined only below the table.

References[edit]

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