2004–05 Boston Celtics season

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2004–05 Boston Celtics season
Division Champions
Head coach Doc Rivers
General manager Danny Ainge
Arena Fleet Center
Results
Record 45–37 (.549)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television FSN New England
Radio WWZN
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

The 2004–05 NBA season was the 59th season for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association. The season is memorable when the team hired Doc Rivers to be their head coach for the upcoming season. During the offseason, the Celtics acquired All-Star guard Gary Payton, and former Celtics forward Rick Fox from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Fox would retire before the season. The Celtics struggled playing under .500 for the first half of the season. At midseason, Payton was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for former Celtic All-Star forward Antoine Walker. However, Payton would never suit up for the Hawks and was released shortly after. He then re-signed with the Celtics afterwards for the remainder of the season. The team went on a 7-game winning streak in March, finishing first place in the Atlantic Division with a 45–37 record. Paul Pierce was selected for the 2005 NBA All-Star Game.

Despite their mediocre record, the Celtics earned the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference. In the playoffs, they lost to the 6th-seeded Indiana Pacers in a seven-game first round series. Boston did not return to the playoffs until 2008. Following the season, Walker was traded to the Miami Heat, while Payton went along with him signing as a free agent with the Heat.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/School
1 15 Al Jefferson PF  United States Prentiss HS (MS)
1 24 Delonte West SG/PG  United States Saint Joseph's
1 25 Tony Allen SG  United States Oklahoma State
2 40 Justin Reed SF  United States Ole Miss

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 42 United States Allen, Tony 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Oklahoma State
PG 11 United States Banks, Marcus 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) UNLV
C 30 United States Blount, Mark 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Pittsburgh
G/F 12 United States Davis, Ricky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Iowa
PF 7 United States Jefferson, Al 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 256 lb (116 kg) Prentiss (HS)
PF 45 United States LaFrentz, Raef 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Kansas
PG 20 United States Payton, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon State
C 43 United States Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Clifton J. Ozen (HS)
SF 34 United States Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
F 9 United States Reed, Justin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Mississippi
PF 88 United States Walker, Antoine 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kentucky
SG 13 United States West, Delonte 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Saint Joseph's
Head coach

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 27–14 18–23 8–8
x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 2 25–16 18–23 8–8
x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 3 24–17 18–23 11–5
New York Knicks 33 49 .402 12 22–19 11–30 6–10
Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 12 22–19 11–30 7–9


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Boston Celtics vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

April 23
8:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 82, Boston Celtics 102
Scoring by quarter: 20–18, 11–39, 25–29, 26–16
Pts: Stephen Jackson 25
Rebs: Dale Davis 10
Asts: Anthony Johnson 5
Pts: Raef LaFrentz 21
Rebs: Paul Pierce 9
Asts: Gary Payton 7
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe DeRosa, Tim Donaghy
April 25
7:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 82, Boston Celtics 79
Scoring by quarter: 30–22, 17–20, 17–27, 18–10
Pts: Reggie Miller 28
Rebs: Anthony Johnson 7
Asts: Anthony Johnson 7
Pts: Paul Pierce 32
Rebs: Pierce, Walker 7 each
Asts: Paul Pierce 5
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Jack Nies, Joe Forte, Scott Wall
April 28
7:30 pm
Boston Celtics 76, Indiana Pacers 99
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 19–31, 21–16, 17–28
Pts: Paul Pierce 19
Rebs: Antoine Walker 9
Asts: Gary Payton 6
Pts: Reggie Miller 33
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 11
Asts: Anthony Johnson 8
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bill Kennedy, Tom Washington
April 30
7:00 pm
Boston Celtics 110, Indiana Pacers 79
Scoring by quarter: 31–20, 25–27, 22–16, 32–16
Pts: Paul Pierce 30
Rebs: Jefferson, Pierce 7
Asts: Paul Pierce 8
Pts: Stephen Jackson 24
Rebs: James Jones 9
Asts: Anthony Johnson 7
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Michael Smith, Mike Callahan
May 3
7:30 pm
Indiana Pacers 90, Boston Celtics 85
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 27–21, 20–23, 20–20
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 19
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 10
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 7
Pts: Paul Pierce 27
Rebs: Davis, Pierce, Walker 7 each
Asts: Davis, Payton,
Pierce, Walker 3 each
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Ken Mauer, Monty Mccutchen, Ron Garretson
May 5
6:00 pm
Boston Celtics 92, Indiana Pacers 89 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 20–27, 29–16, 21–19, 14–22, Overtime: 8–5
Pts: Antoine Walker 24
Rebs: Al Jefferson 14
Asts: Paul Pierce 6
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 26
Rebs: Dale Davis 14
Asts: Anthony Johnson 4
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bill Spooner, Scott Foster, Steve Javie
May 7
7:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 97, Boston Celtics 70
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 13–12, 29–18, 33–20
Pts: Stephen Jackson 24
Rebs: Jeff Foster 12
Asts: Jermaine O'Neal 6
Pts: Antoine Walker 20
Rebs: LaFrentz, Jefferson,
Pierce 7 each
Asts: Gary Payton 7
Indiana wins the series, 4–3
FleetCenter, Boston
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Bob Delaney, Dan Crawford, Greg Willard
Regular season series

Indiana won 2–1 in the regular-season series:

November 5, 2004
Indiana Pacers 100, Boston Celtics 94
November 23, 2004
Boston Celtics 96, Indiana Pacers 106
January 26, 2005
Indiana Pacers 86, Boston Celtics 100

Last Playoffs meeting: 2004 Eastern Conference First Round (Indiana won 4–0)

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

August 2, 2004
To Boston Celtics
Gary Payton, Rick Fox, conditional 1st round pick, and cash considerations
To Los Angeles Lakers
Chris Mihm, Chucky Atkins, and Jumaine Jones
February 8, 2005
To Boston Celtics
2005 conditional 2nd round pick
To Phoenix Suns
Walter McCarty, and cash considerations
February 24, 2005
To Boston Celtics
Antoine Walker
To Atlanta Hawks
Gary Payton, Tom Gugliotta, Michael Stewart, and future 1st round pick
February 24, 2005
To Boston Celtics
2007 1st round pick
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Jiří Welsch

Free agents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]