1970–71 Boston Celtics season

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1970–71 Boston Celtics season
Head coachTom Heinsohn
General managerRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1969–70 1971–72 >

The 1970–71 NBA season was the Celtics' 25th season in the NBA.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

This table only displays picks through the second round.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 4 Dave Cowens C/PF  United States Florida State
2 21 Rex Morgan PG/SG  United States Jacksonville

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 12 United States Chaney, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Houston
F/C 18 United States Cowens, Dave 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Florida State
C 29 United States Finkel, Hank 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Dayton
G/F 17 United States Havlicek, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Ohio State
F/C 11 United States Kuberski, Steve 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Bradley
G 20 United States Morgan, Rex 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jacksonville
F 19 United States Nelson, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Iowa
C 33 United States Smith, Garfield 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Eastern Kentucky
G 10 United States White, Jo Jo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
SF 16 United States Sanders, Satch 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) New York
G 7 United States Williams, Art 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) CSPU
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-New York Knicks 52 30 .634 32–9 19–20 1–1 10–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 5 24–15 21–18 2–2 10–6
Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 8 25–14 18–22 1–2 8–8
Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268 30 14–23 6–30 2–7 2–10
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-New York Knicks 52 30 .634
2 y-Baltimore Bullets 42 40 .512
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 36 46 .439
5 Boston Celtics 44 38 .537
6 Cincinnati Royals 33 49 .402
7 Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183


z = clinched division title
y = clinched division title
x = clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1970–71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 3–3 2–4 3–1 1–4 2–4 4–0 0–5 3–2 1–4 3–3 4–2 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–3 3–2
Baltimore 3–3 3–3 3–1 2–3 3–3 4–0 2–3 2–3 1–4 2–4 3–3 3–2 2–2 4–1 2–3 3–2
Boston 4–2 3–3 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–1 2–3 3–2 0–5 0–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 3–2 3–2 3–2
Buffalo 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 5–7 1–5 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–3 6–6 1–3 1–3 1–3
Chicago 4–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 4–0 4–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 3–2 3–3 3–1 6–0 4–2 3–2
Cincinnati 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–0 0–4 5–1 1–4 1–4 1–4 2–4 1–5 1–4 4–0 1–3 2–3 1–4
Cleveland 0–4 0–4 1–3 7–5 0–4 1–5 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–4 2–10 0–4 1–3 0–4
Detroit 5–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 3–3 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–5 2–3 2–3 2–4 3–1 4–2 1–4 3–1
Los Angeles 2–3 3–2 2–3 2–2 4–2 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–4 3–2 3–2 2–4 4–0 3–3 4–2 4–2
Milwaukee 4–1 4–1 5–0 4–0 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–1 4–1 1–4 4–1 4–2 3–1 4–1 6–0 5–1
New York 3–3 4–2 6–0 2–2 2–3 4–2 4–0 3–2 2–3 4–1 2–4 4–1 3–1 4–1 3–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–4 3–3 2–4 4–0 2–3 5–1 3–1 3–2 2–3 1–4 4–2 3–2 4–0 3–2 3–2 3–2
Phoenix 4–1 2–3 3–2 3–1 3–3 4–1 4–0 4–2 4–2 2–4 1–4 2–3 4–0 2–4 3–2 3–2
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–6 1–3 0–4 10–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–4
San Diego 3–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 0–6 3–1 4–0 2–4 3–3 1–4 1–4 2–3 4–2 4–0 2–4 5–1
San Francisco 3–2 3–2 2–3 3–1 2–4 3–2 3–1 4–1 2–4 0–6 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 4–2 3–3
Seattle 2–3 2–3 2–3 3–1 2–3 4–1 4–0 1–3 2–4 1–5 3–2 2–3 2–3 4–2 1–5 3–3

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]