1950–51 Boston Celtics season

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1950–51 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Arena
Boston Garden
Results
Record 39–30 (.565)
Place Division: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Division Semifinals
(eliminated 0–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHDH
< 1949–50 1951–52 >

The 1950–51 Boston Celtics season was the fifth season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It was Red Auerbach's first season as head coach.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 1 Chuck Share C  United States Bowling Green
2 12 Chuck Cooper F  United States Duquesne
3 24 Bob Donham G/F  United States Ohio State
6 60 Francis Mahoney F  United States Brown

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 24 United States Boykoff, Harry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) St. John's
F 11 United States Cooper, Chuck 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Duquesne
G 14 United States Cousy, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
G/F 12 United States Donham, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
F/C 21 United States Duncan, Andy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) William & Mary
F/C 13/18 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
F/C 10 United States Hermsen, Kleggie 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Minnesota
G 4 United States Hertzberg, Sonny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) City College of New York
G/F 21 United States Kudelka, Frank 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Saint Mary's
G/F 5 United States Leede, Ed 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Dartmouth
F/C 22 United States Macauley, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
C 16 United States Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
F/C 17 United States McKinney, Bones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina
F/C United States Mehen, Dick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Tennessee
G 13 United States Sailors, Kenny 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Wyoming
F 19/21 United States Stanczak, Ed 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) None
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

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2011-03-14

Pre-season[edit]

1950 Pre-season Game Log: 5–0 (Home: 5–0)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 18 (in Bangor, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 92–102 Boston Celtics 1–0 [1]
2 October 19 (in Houlton, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 90–100 Boston Celtics 1,900 2–0 [2]
3 October 22 (in Burlington, Vermont) Baltimore Bullets 60–72 Boston Celtics 3–0 [3]
4 October 23 (in Newport, New Hampshire) Baltimore Bullets 66–86 Boston Celtics 4–0 [4]
5 October 30 Baltimore Bullets 83–98 Boston Celtics 5–0 [5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Philadelphia Warriors 40 26 .606 28–4 11–21 1–1 22–14
x-Boston Celtics 39 30 .565 1 25–5 10–23 4–2 21–19
x-New York Knicks 36 30 .545 4 22–5 10–25 4–0 21–15
x-Syracuse Nationals 32 34 .485 8 23–10 9–24 19–17
Baltimore Bullets 24 42 .364 16 20–12 4–24 0–6 12–24
Washington Capitols 10 25 .286 30 7–12 3–12 0–1 6–12


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1950–51 NBA records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR TCB WAS
Baltimore 3–6 4–2 2–4 2–4 2–5 3–6 1–5 3–5 3–3 1–2
Boston 6–3 5–1 4–1 3–3 4–4 4–4 2–4 2–5 4–2 4–3
Fort Wayne 2–4 1–5 5–3 5–3 2–4 3–3 3–5 3–3 5–5 3–1
Indianapolis 4–2 1–4 3–5 3–7 5–1 1–5 5–4 3–3 4–4 2–2
Minneapolis 4–2 3–3 3–5 7–3 3–3 4–2 4–4 4–2 10–0 2–0
New York 5–2 4–4 4–2 1–5 3–3 5–3 3–3 5–5 4–2 2–1
Philadelphia 6–3 4–4 3–3 5–1 2–4 3–5 4–2 6–2 4–2 3–0
Rochester 5–3 5–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 5–5 2–6 4–2 5–3 5–0
Syracuse 5–3 5–2 3–3 3–3 2–4 5–5 2–6 2–4 3–3 2–0
Tri-Cities 3–3 2–4 5–5 4–4 0–10 2–4 2–4 3–5 3–3 1–1
Washington 2–1 3–4 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–5 0–2 1–1

Game log[edit]

1950–51 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 1 at Fort Wayne 84–107 Bob Cousy (16) 0–1
2 November 2 at Tri-Cities 65–79 Ed Macauley (22) 0–2
3 November 4 at Philadelphia 68–77 Ed Macauley (19) 0–3
4 November 7 vs Baltimore 83–64 Bob Donham (15) 1–3
5 November 9 Minneapolis 76–71 Ed Macauley (22) 2–3
6 November 11 at Washington 78–77 Ed Macauley (24) 3–3
7 November 12 Indianapolis 78–75 Ed Macauley (19) 4–3
8 November 15 vs Washington 79–74 Chuck Cooper (15) 5–3
9 November 16 Baltimore 82–73 Ed Macauley (26) 6–3
10 November 18 at Baltimore 80–76 Ed Macauley (16) 7–3
11 November 19 Washington 75–81 Cousy, Macauley (23) 7–4
12 November 21 at New York 89–83 Cooper, Macauley (18) 8–4
13 November 23 Tri-Cities 94–78 Ed Macauley (23) 9–4
14 November 25 at Rochester 82–90 Ed Leede (19) 9–5
15 November 26 New York 93–90 (2OT) Ed Macauley (26) 10–5
16 November 28 vs Philadelphia 74–76 Sidney Hertzberg (19) 10–6
17 November 30 Washington 81–85 Sidney Hertzberg (22) 10–7
18 December 2 at Washington 83–75 Ed Macauley (22) 11–7
19 December 3 Baltimore 97–85 Bob Cousy (22) 12–7
20 December 9 Syracuse 85–86 Cousy, Macauley (19) 12–8
21 December 12 Fort Wayne 87–81 Ed Macauley (25) 13–8
22 December 13 at Washington 79–110 Ed Macauley (19) 13–9
23 December 16 at Baltimore 88–119 Bob Cousy (28) 13–10
24 December 17 Rochester 88–75 Bob Cousy (25) 14–10
25 December 19 vs New York 80–86 Ed Macauley (23) 14–11
26 December 23 Minneapolis 87–81 Ed Macauley (23) 15–11
27 December 25 at Rochester 77–90 Ed Macauley (23) 15–12
28 December 26 Syracuse 102–100 Ed Macauley (24) 16–12
29 December 30 at New York 60–77 Bob Cousy (19) 16–13
30 December 31 New York 100–90 Ed Macauley (33) 17–13
31 January 1 at Syracuse 89–106 Ed Macauley (14) 17–14
32 January 3 at Tri-Cities 84–82 Ed Macauley (28) 18–14
33 January 5 at Minneapolis 54–69 Cousy, Hertzberg, Macauley (13) 18–15
34 January 7 Washington 91–86 (OT) Ed Macauley (25) 19–15
35 January 13 at Philadelphia 97–87 Bob Cousy (34) 20–15
36 January 14 Philadelphia 98–73 Macauley, Mahnken (18) 21–15
37 January 18 Tri-Cities 105–85 Ed Macauley (25) 22–15
38 January 20 at Tri-Cities 85–91 Bob Cousy (16) 22–16
39 January 21 at Fort Wayne 112–106 (OT) Ed Macauley (22) 23–16
40 January 23 at Indianapolis 83–79 (OT) Ed Macauley (21) 24–16
41 January 25 Fort Wayne 99–97 Leede, Macauley (19) 25–16
42 January 27 at New York 75–76 Bob Cousy (17) 25–17
43 January 28 at Syracuse 83–104 Bob Cousy (20) 25–18
44 January 30 Syracuse 96–87 Cousy, Macauley (23) 26–18
45 February 1 at Philadelphia 80–82 (2OT) Ed Macauley (26) 26–19
46 February 2 Syracuse 96–90 (OT) Ed Macauley (22) 27–19
47 February 4 at Minneapolis 84–98 Kleggie Hermsen (23) 27–20
48 February 5 vs Indianapolis 70–57 Kleggie Hermsen (16) 28–20
49 February 8 Tri-Cities 85–70 Bob Cousy (19) 29–20
50 February 10 at Baltimore 76–81 Ed Macauley (21) 29–21
51 February 11 Rochester 93–77 Ed Macauley (29) 30–21
52 February 13 at Philadelphia 98–104 Ed Macauley (32) 30–22
53 February 15 at Syracuse 80–94 Bob Cousy (19) 30–23
54 February 16 Philadelphia 81–76 Ed Macauley (26) 31–23
55 February 18 Indianapolis 78–75 Ed Macauley (24) 32–23
56 February 21 New York 87–85 (OT) Ed Macauley (36) 33–23
57 February 22 vs Baltimore 72–69 Ed Macauley (17) 34–23
58 February 24 at Baltimore 75–84 Sidney Hertzberg (18) 34–24
59 February 25 Philadelphia 93–83 Bob Cousy (39) 35–24
60 March 1 New York 78–84 Ed Macauley (24) 35–25
61 March 3 at Baltimore 95–87 Ed Macauley (21) 36–25
62 March 4 Minneapolis 92–86 Bob Cousy (19) 37–25
63 March 6 at Indianapolis 73–75 Bob Cousy (19) 37–26
64 March 7 at Fort Wayne 99–95 Ed Macauley (26) 38–26
65 March 11 at Minneapolis 96–98 (2OT) Ed Macauley (26) 38–27
66 March 13 Rochester 107–111 (2OT) Bob Cousy (32) 38–28
67 March 16 Fort Wayne 90–88 Ed Macauley (27) 39–28
68 March 17 at Rochester 89–114 Ed Macauley (16) 39–29
69 March 18 at Syracuse 89–97 Bob Cousy (28) 39–30

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2–0

  • Game 1 @ Boston: New York 83, Boston 69
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 92, Boston 78

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Conquers Bullets, 102 To 92". The Baltimore Sun. October 19, 1950. 
  2. ^ "Celtics Win Again". Associated Press. October 20, 1950. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Boston Conquers Bullets, 72 To 60". The Baltimore Sun. October 22, 1950. 
  4. ^ "Boston Trounces Bullets, 86 To 66". The Baltimore Sun. October 24, 1950. 
  5. ^ "Boston Beats Baltimore, 98–85; Cousy Scores 20". Chicago Daily Tribune. October 30, 1950. 

See also[edit]