1992–93 Boston Celtics season

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1992–93 Boston Celtics season
Kevin McHale's final season
Head coach Chris Ford
Arena Boston Garden
Hartford Civic Center
Results
Record 48–34 (.585)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel New England, WFXT, WTXX, WTIC-TV
Radio WHDH, WTIC Radio
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

The 1992–93 Boston Celtics season was the 47th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] This marked the first season since the 1978–79 season that Hall of Fame player Larry Bird was not on the team. This was also the final season for longtime Celtics All-Star forward Kevin McHale. The Celtics finished second in the Atlantic Division with a solid 48–34 record (only 3 games behind the previous year, when Bird was on the team) and held home court advantage in the first round against the 5th-seeded Charlotte Hornets, but during Game 1 of the series, All-Star forward Reggie Lewis collapsed on the court (Lewis would never again play in a Celtics uniform, and would die before the next season began). Boston held on to win game 1, but (minus Lewis) lost the next three games, and thus the series.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1992 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 21 Jon Barry (traded to Milwaukee) SG  United States Georgia Tech
2 47 Darren Morningstar C  United States Pittsburgh

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
C 4 Egypt Abdelnaby, Alaa 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Duke
PG 5 United States Bagley, John 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Boston College
SG 7 United States Brown, Dee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jacksonville
PG 20 United States Douglas, Sherman 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Syracuse
SF 44 Canada Fox, Rick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
SF 34 United States Gamble, Kevin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Iowa
C 53 United States Kleine, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Arkansas
SG 35 United States Lewis, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Northeastern
SF 31 United States McDaniel, Xavier 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Wichita State
PF 32 United States McHale, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Minnesota
C 00 United States Parish, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Centenary College of Louisiana
PF 54 United States Pinckney, Ed Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Villanova
PF 43 United States Williams, Lorenzo 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Stetson
Head coach

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

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New York Knicks 60 22 .732 37–4 23–18 23–5
x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12 28–13 20–21 19–9
x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17 26–15 17–24 14–14
Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19 27–14 14–27 15–13
Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24 26–15 10–31 9–19
Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 34 15–26 11–30 11–17
Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38 15–26 7–34 7–21
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New York Knicks 60 22 .732
2 y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 3
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 6
4 x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12
5 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 16
6 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 19
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19
10 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24
12 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 32
13 Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 36
14 Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Boston Celtics vs. (5) Charlotte Hornets: Hornets win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Awards and Records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]