1974–75 Boston Celtics season

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1974–75 Boston Celtics season
Division Champions
Head coach Tom Heinsohn
General manager Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 60–22 (.732)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WBZ-TV
Radio WBZ Radio
< 1973–74 1975–76 >

The 1974–75 Boston Celtics season was the 29th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

The Boston Celtics were one of a handful of teams to play home games in four arenas. Their main venue was Boston Garden, but three home games were played at the Hartford Civic Center, three at the Providence Civic Center and one at the Springfield Civic Center.

Draft picks[edit]

This table only displays picks through the second round.

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 17 Glenn McDonald SF  United States Long Beach State
2 35 Kevin Stacom SG  United States Providence

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 34 United States Ard, Jim 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Cincinnati
G 12 United States Chaney, Don 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Houston
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
F 20 United States Hankinson, Phil 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Pennsylvania
G/F 17 United States Havlicek, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Ohio State
F 30 United States McDonald, Glenn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Long Beach State
F 19 United States Nelson, Don 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Iowa
F 35 United States Silas, Paul 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Creighton
G 27 United States Stacom, Kevin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Providence
G 44 United States Westphal, Paul 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Southern California
G 10 United States White, Jo Jo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Kansas
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics 60 22 .732
Buffalo Braves 49 33 .598 11
New York Knicks 40 42 .488 20
Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 26

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1974–75 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 0–4 1–3 0–4 3–4 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 0–4 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–5
Boston 4–0 5–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–0 7–2 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2
Buffalo 3–1 4–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 4–0 5–3 6–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 3–5 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3
Cleveland 4–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 6–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5
Detroit 2–2 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–6 3–1 3–6 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3
Golden State 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–3 5–3 4–3 1–3
Houston 5–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 5–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–5
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–4 2–2 6–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 6–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3
Los Angeles 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–4 2–5 2–6 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 3–1 5–3 3–1 6–3 1–3 1–3 3–6 0–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4
New Orleans 5–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–6 0–4 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–7
New York 4–0 2–7 3–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 3–5 3–6 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3
Phoenix 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–6 4–3 1–3
Portland 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–5 2–2 1–3 5–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–1 2–6 1–3
Seattle 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 3–4 3–1 3–1 6–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–4 6–2 1–3
Washington 5–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–3 3–1 3–1 5–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

The Celtics had a first round bye.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Houston Rockets: Celtics win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 123, Houston 106
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 112, Houston 100
  • Game 3 @ Houston: Houston 117, Boston 102
  • Game 4 @ Houston: Boston 122, Houston 117
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 128, Houston 115

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Washington Bullets: Bullets win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Washington 100, Boston 95
  • Game 2 @ Washington: Washington 117, Boston 92
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 101, Washington 90
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 119, Boston 108
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 103, Washington 99
  • Game 6 @ Washington: Washington 98, Boston 92

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]