1951–52 Boston Celtics season

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1951–52 Boston Celtics season
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record39–27 (.591)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Semifinals
(Lost to Knicks 1–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
RadioWHDH
< 1950–51 1952–53 >

The 1951–52 Boston Celtics season was the sixth season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Ernie Barrett G/F  United States Kansas State
2 16 Bill Garrett F  United States Indiana
6 56 James Luisi G  United States St. Francis (NY)

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 18 United States Brannum, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan State
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
F/C 23 United States Dickey, Dick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina State
G/F 12 United States Donham, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
F/C 13 United States Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
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
G 21 United States Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
Head coach

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

Roster
Last transaction: 2011-03-14

Pre-season[edit]

1951 Pre-season Game Log: 6–2 (Home: 4–1; Road: 2–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 18 (in Houlton, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 71–90 Boston Celtics 1–0 [1]
2 October 16 (in Bangor, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 85–99 Boston Celtics 2–0 [2]
3 October 17 (in Waterville, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 87–100 Boston Celtics 1,200 3–0 [3]
4 October 19 (in Albany, New York) Boston Celtics 82–98 New York Knicks 3–1
5 October 22 (in Barre, Vermont) Baltimore Bullets 91–75 Boston Celtics 3–2 [4]
6 October 22 (in Berlin, New Hampshire) Boston Celtics 55–90 College All-Stars 600 4–2 [5]
7 October 27 (in Washington D.C.) Boston Celtics 90–89 Baltimore Bullets 5–2
8 October 28 New York Knicks 78–79 Boston Celtics 6–2

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 40 26 .606 26–7 12–18 2–1 21–15
x-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 1 22–7 10–19 7–1 22–14
x-New York Knicks 37 29 .561 3 21–4 12–22 4–3 23–13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 33 33 .500 7 24–7 6–25 3–1 14–22
Baltimore Bullets 20 46 .303 20 17–15 2–22 1–9 10–26


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1951-52 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Baltimore 1–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 0–6 2–7 4–5 2–4 3–6
Boston 8–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 3–3 4–5 6–3 3–3 4–5
Fort Wayne 4–2 3–3 5–4 4–5 5–4 3–3 2–4 3–6 0–6
Indianapolis 4–2 3–3 4–5 7–2 4–5 3–3 2–4 3–6 4–2
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 5–4 2–7 1–8 2–4 1–5 1–8 2–4
Minneapolis 6–0 3–3 4–5 5–4 8–1 4–2 2–4 7–2 1–5
New York 7–2 5–4 3–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 6–3 2–4 5–4
Philadelphia 5–4 3–6 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–6 2–4 3–6
Rochester 4–2 3–3 6–3 6–3 8–1 2–7 4–2 4–2 4–2
Syracuse 6–3 5–4 6–0 2–4 4–2 5–1 4–5 6–3 2–4

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 105, New York 94
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 101, Boston 97
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 88, Boston 87 (2OT)

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bullets Drop Exhibition to Boston Quint". The Baltimore Sun. October 16, 1950.
  2. ^ "Celtic Win Again". Associated Press. October 17, 1951.
  3. ^ "Celtics End Maine Tour With Triumph". Associated Press. October 17, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Don Barksdale Scores 19 in First Try With Bullets". Associated Press. October 23, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  5. ^ "600 See Celtics Win Exhibition At Berlin". Associated Press. October 24, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

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