1949–50 Boston Celtics season

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1949–50 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Doggie Julian
Arena Boston Arena
Boston Garden
Results
Record 22–46 (.324)
Place Division: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WMEX
< 1948–49 1950–51 >

The 1949–50 Boston Celtics season was the fourth season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Tony Lavelli F  United States Yale
2 George Kaftan F  United States Holy Cross
3 Joe Mullaney G  United States Holy Cross
8 Duane Klueh G  United States Indiana State

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics 1949–50 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F/C 19 United States Doll, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Colorado
F/C 10 United States Englund, Gene 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wisconsin
G/F 16 United States Ezersky, Johnny 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rhode Island
F/C 10 United States Gibson, Ward 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Creighton
G 4 United States Hertzberg, Sidney 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) City College of New York
F 9 United States Kaftan, George 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Holy Cross
F/C 22 United States Kinney, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Rice
F 4/11 United States Lavelli, Tony 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Yale
G/F 5 United States Leede, Ed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Dartmouth College
C 16 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
G 17 United States Mullaney, Joe 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Holy Cross
F/C 3 United States Nostrand, George 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Wyoming
G 7 United States O'Connell, Dermie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
G/F 15 United States Seminoff, Jim 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Southern California
G/F 8 United States Shannon, Howie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Kansas State
F 12 United States Spector, Art 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Villanova
F/C 13 United States Walker, Brady 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Brigham Young
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 51 13 .797 31–1 15–12 5–0 9–1
x-New York Knicks 40 28 .588 13 19–10 18–16 3–2 20–6
x-Washington Capitols 32 36 .471 21 21–13 10–20 1–3 13–13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 26 42 .382 25 15–15 8–23 3–4 9–17
Baltimore Bullets 25 43 .368 26 16–15 8–25 1–3 8–18
Boston Celtics 22 46 .324 29 12–14 5–28 5–4 11–15

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1949–50 NBA records
Team AND BAL BOS CHI DEN FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SHE STL SYR TCB WAS WAT
Anderson 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–3 1–1 2–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 2–0 3–4 7–2 1–1 7–0
Baltimore 1–1 2–4 1–5 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 3–3 2–0 3–3 0–2 0–2 2–4 1–1
Boston 2–0 4–2 0–6 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 3–3 0–6 1–1 2–4 0–2 0–2 3–3 1–1
Chicago 1–1 5–1 6–0 2–0 2–4 1–1 2–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 2–0 5–1 0–2 1–1 3–3 2–0
Denver 3–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–7 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–6 0–7 0–2 2–5
Fort Wayne 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 1–1 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–3 2–0 5–1 0–2 2–0 2–4 1–1
Indianapolis 5–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 7–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–2 1–1 2–7 4–3 1–1 5–2
Minneapolis 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 5–1 4–2 3–3 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
New York 1–1 5–1 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–4 1–1 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 5–1 2–0
Philadelphia 1–1 3–3 3–3 2–4 2–0 2–4 0–2 2–4 1–5 1–5 2–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 2–0
Rochester 2–0 3–3 6–0 4–2 2–0 3–3 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 6–0 2–0
Sheboygan 2–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–6 3–4 2–0 4–3
St. Louis 0–2 3–3 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–5 1–1 1–5 2–4 4–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–6 1–1
Syracuse 4–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–1 2–0 7–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1 1–1 6–1
Tri-Cities 2–7 2–0 2–0 1–1 7–0 0–2 3–4 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–3 0–2 1–6 1–1 4–3
Washington 1–1 4–2 3–3 3–3 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–6 1–5 4–2 0–6 0–2 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
Waterloo 0–7 1–1 1–1 0–2 5–2 1–1 2–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–4 1–1 1–6 3–4 1–1

Game log[edit]

1949–50 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 3 at Sheboygan 83–98 Hertzberg, Leede (13) 0–1
2 November 5 at Chicago 70–86 Sidney Hertzberg (13) 0–2
3 November 6 at Waterloo 66–80 Bob Kinney (12) 0–3
4 November 10 Minneapolis 84–98 George Kaftan (18) 0–4
5 November 12 at Washington 76–68 Brady Walker (20) 1–4
6 November 15 Baltimore 76–81 Sidney Hertzberg (20) 1–5
7 November 16 at Philadelphia 80–93 Johnny Ezersky (15) 1–6
8 November 17 Indianapolis 90–68 Sidney Hertzberg (16) 2–6
9 November 19 at Baltimore 91–82 Sidney Hertzberg (22) 3–6
10 November 20 at Fort Wayne 89–99 Bob Kinney (14) 3–7
11 November 21 at Anderson 99–85 Sidney Hertzberg (23) 4–7
12 November 22 at Tri-Cities 72–80 Sidney Hertzberg (19) 4–8
13 November 24 Fort Wayne 85–99 Tony Lavelli (20) 4–9
14 November 26 at New York 84–96 George Kaftan (34) 4–10
15 November 30 Syracuse 71–87 Lavelli, Walker (17) 4–11
16 December 3 at Tri-Cities 82–87 Ed Leede (20) 4–12
17 December 4 at St. Louis 76–85 Bob Kinney (18) 4–13
18 December 6 at Indianapolis 82–93 Bob Kinney (24) 4–14
19 December 8 Philadelphia 91–87 George Kaftan (16) 5–14
20 December 10 vs Sheboygan 83–78 Brady Walker (15) 6–14
21 December 15 St. Louis 83–81 Ed Leede (21) 7–14
22 December 18 at Minneapolis 72–77 Sidney Hertzberg (18) 7–15
23 December 22 Minneapolis 87–69 Tony Lavelli (26) 8–15
24 December 23 at Washington 73–86 Englund, Lavelli (11) 8–16
25 December 25 at Rochester 79–88 Gene Englund (13) 8–17
26 December 26 vs Baltimore 82–57 Tony Lavelli (15) 9–17
27 December 27 New York 97–78 Bob Doll (18) 10–17
28 December 30 Fort Wayne 92–73 Bob Kinney (18) 11–17
29 January 1 at Fort Wayne 72–80 Howie Shannon (12) 11–18
30 January 4 at St. Louis 68–72 Hertzberg, Kaftan (17) 11–19
31 January 6 Baltimore 74–53 Gene Englund (17) 12–19
32 January 8 at Minneapolis 80–85 (OT) Bob Kinney (18) 12–20
33 January 10 at Denver 97–84 George Kaftan (17) 13–20
34 January 13 Chicago 76–77 Bob Kinney (14) 13–21
35 January 14 at New York 80–82 Sidney Hertzberg (15) 13–22
36 January 17 Minneapolis 79–105 George Kaftan (16) 13–23
37 January 18 at Philadelphia 86–94 Bob Kinney (16) 13–24
38 January 19 Philadelphia 86–63 Howie Shannon (17) 14–24
39 January 22 at St. Louis 47–71 Tony Lavelli (11) 14–25
40 January 26 Fort Wayne 89–68 Sidney Hertzberg (21) 15–25
41 January 28 at Rochester 75–82 Ed Leede (14) 15–26
42 January 31 Rochester 72–85 Ed Leede (14) 15–27
43 February 1 vs Chicago 76–78 Ed Leede (21) 15–28
44 February 3 Anderson 106–98 Ed Leede (24) 16–28
45 February 4 vs Waterloo 100–82 Howie Shannon (22) 17–28
46 February 5 vs Chicago 70–77 Hertzberg, Kaftan (16) 17–29
47 February 7 Chicago 86–91 Ed Leede (21) 17–30
48 February 10 St. Louis 89–79 Ed Leede (24) 18–30
49 February 12 at Minneapolis 70–88 Sidney Hertzberg (22) 18–31
50 February 14 vs Denver 78–84 Ed Leede (21) 18–32
51 February 15 at Fort Wayne 78–84 George Kaftan (19) 18–33
52 February 17 Rochester 73–81 Bob Kinney (19) 18–34
53 February 18 vs Rochester 73–94 Sidney Hertzberg (16) 18–35
54 February 23 vs Philadelphia 82–77 Ed Leede (24) 19–35
55 February 24 Washington 89–74 Tony Lavelli (19) 20–35
56 February 25 at Baltimore 82–66 Ed Leede (22) 21–35
57 February 27 Chicago 77–79 Bob Kinney (16) 21–36
58 March 1 at Philadelphia 64–77 Kinney, Lavelli (12) 21–37
59 March 2 New York 72–81 Tony Lavelli (28) 21–38
60 March 4 at Washington 75–95 Hertzberg, Lavelli (15) 21–39
61 March 7 vs Washington 75–64 Tony Lavelli (19) 22–39
62 March 9 at Rochester 59–78 John Mahnken (12) 22–40
63 March 10 Washington 66–76 Tony Lavelli (22) 22–41
64 March 11 at Baltimore 75–79 Tony Lavelli (23) 22–42
65 March 12 at Syracuse 72–96 Howie Shannon (21) 22–43
66 March 14 St. Louis 76–86 Ed Leede (25) 22–44
67 March 15 at New York 84–88 (OT) Tony Lavelli (28) 22–45
68 March 17 New York 96–98 (2OT) Doll, Leede (22) 22–46

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