The 1992–93 Boston Celtics season was the 47th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). 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.