2010–11 Boston Celtics season

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2010–11 Boston Celtics season
Division Champions
Shaquille O'Neal's final season
Head coach Doc Rivers
General manager Danny Ainge
Owner(s) Wycliffe Grousbeck
Stephen Pagliuca
H. Irving Grousbeck
Arena TD Garden
Results
Record 56–26 (.683)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish Conference Semifinals
(Eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN New England
Radio WEEI
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010–11 Boston Celtics season was the 65th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

On June 30, 2010, Doc Rivers announced that he would return to coach the Celtics after speculating that he would resign in order to spend time with his family.

With the off-season acquisitions of former all-stars Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal (no relation), the Celtics started the year at 41-14 and were on top of the Eastern Conference standings during the All-Star break. However, after center Kendrick Perkins, who was working his way back from a torn ACL in last year's Finals, was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder mid-season, the Celtics then preceeded to play mediocre basketball after the trade, winning just 15 of their final 27 games. Still, they managed a 56-26 record and enter the playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. They swept the New York Knicks, in four games in the first round to advance to the Conference Semifinals where they faced the Miami Heat, who added LeBron James and Chris Bosh to join Dwyane Wade. However, the rejuvenated Heat proved too much for the Celtics and they easily won the series in five games, knocking Boston out of the playoffs. Following the season, Shaquille O'Neal retired after playing 19 seasons in the league.

The Big Four of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and coach Rivers represented the Eastern Conference in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

Key dates[edit]

Boston Celtics on April 11, 2011
  • June 24 – The 2010 NBA draft was held in New York City.
  • July 1 – The free agency period started.
  • October 26 – The regular season started with an 88–80 win over the media-hyped Miami Heat.[1]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2010[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA draft

Free agency[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 19 Avery Bradley SG  United States Texas
2 52 Luke Harangody PF  United States Notre Dame

Roster[edit]

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 20 United States Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1975-07-20 Connecticut
PG 45 Puerto Rico Arroyo, Carlos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1979-07-30 Florida International
SG 0 United States Bradley, Avery 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990-11-26 Texas
PF 11 United States Davis, Glen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 289 lb (131 kg) 1986-01-01 LSU
PF 5 United States Garnett, Kevin (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1976-05-19 Farragut Career Academy
SF 8 United States Green, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1986-08-28 Georgetown
PF 4 Serbia Krstić, Nenad Injured (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1983-07-23 Serbia
PF 30 United States Murphy, Troy Injured (IN) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1980-05-02 Notre Dame
PF 7 United States O'Neal, Jermaine 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1978-10-13 Eau Claire High School
C 36 United States O'Neal, Shaquille 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 325 lb (147 kg) 1972-03-06 LSU
SF 77 Montenegro Pavlović, Sasha 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1983-11-15 Yugoslavia
SF 34 United States Pierce, Paul 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1977-10-13 Kansas
PG 9 United States Rondo, Rajon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1986-02-22 Kentucky
SG 12 United States Wafer, Von 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1985-07-21 Florida State
PG 13 United States West, Delonte 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1983-07-26 Saint Joseph's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 33–8 23–18 13–3
x-New York Knicks 42 40 .512 14 23–18 19–22 10–6
x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 15 26–15 15–26 9–7
New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 32 19–22 5–36 3–13
Toronto Raptors 22 60 .268 34 16–25 6–35 5–11
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756
2 y-Miami Heat 58 24 .707 4
3 y-Boston Celtics 56 26 .683 6
4 x-Orlando Magic 52 30 .634 10
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 18
6 x-New York Knicks 42 40 .512 20
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 21
8 x-Indiana Pacers 37 45 .451 25
9 Milwaukee Bucks 35 47 .427 27
10 Charlotte Bobcats 34 48 .415 28
11 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 32
12 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 38
13 Washington Wizards 23 59 .280 39
14 Toronto Raptors 22 60 .268 40
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 19 63 .232 43

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log
Total: 56–26 (Home: 33–8; Road: 23–18)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

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

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 80 80 36.1 .491 .444 .881 3.4 2.7 1.0 .2 16.5
Carlos Arroyo* 15 1 12.7 .314 .600 .917 1.5 1.7 .5 .0 2.4
Avery Bradley 31 0 5.2 .343 .000 .500 .5 .4 .3 .0 1.7
Marquis Daniels* 49 0 19.1 .491 .190 .684 2.3 1.3 .8 .4 5.5
Glen Davis 78 13 29.5 .448 .133 .736 5.4 1.2 1.0 .4 11.7
Semih Erden* 36 7 14.3 .604 .000 .630 2.9 0.5 0.4 0.6 4.2
Kevin Garnett 71 71 31.3 .528 .200 .862 8.9 2.4 1.3 .8 14.9
Jeff Green 26 2 23.4 .485 .296 .794 3.3 .7 .5 .6 9.8
Luke Harangody* 16 0 19.1 .413 .244 .778 4.3 .8 .6 .6 6.9
Chris Johnson* 4 0 8.0 .667 .000 1.000 1.3 .3 .0 .8 1.5
Nenad Krstić* 24 20 23.0 .537 .000 .750 5.3 .3 .3 .3 9.1
Troy Murphy* 17 0 10.5 .421 .100 .846 2.2 .4 .5 .1 2.6
Jermaine O'Neal 24 10 18.0 .459 .000 .674 3.7 .5 .1 1.2 5.4
Shaquille O'Neal 37 36 20.3 .667 .000 .557 4.8 0.7 .4 1.1 9.2
Sasha Pavlović* 17 0 8.8 .462 .500 .400 .8 .2 .3 .0 1.8
Kendrick Perkins* 12 7 26.1 .542 .000 .575 8.1 .8 .2 .8 7.3
Paul Pierce 80 80 34.7 .497 .374 .860 5.4 3.3 1.0 .6 18.9
Nate Robinson* 55 11 17.9 .404 .328 .825 1.6 1.9 .5 .1 7.1
Rajon Rondo 68 68 37.2 .475 .233 .568 4.4 11.2 2.2 .2 10.6
Von Wafer 58 2 9.5 .421 .269 .842 .8 .6 .3 .1 3.2
Delonte West 24 2 18.9 .458 .364 .867 1.5 2.7 0.8 .4 5.6

[2]
* – Stats with the Celtics.

Playoffs[edit]

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

  • On November 1, 2010 Rajon Rondo was named Eastern Conference's Player of the Week (October 26–31).[3]
  • On December 1, 2010 Doc Rivers was named Eastern Conference's Coach of the Month (November).[4]
  • On December 20, 2010 Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference's Player of the Week (December 13–19).[5]

All-Star[edit]

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Boston Celtics


Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Players Lost

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Waived

Trades[edit]

February 24, 2011
To Boston Celtics
To Oklahoma City Thunder
February 24, 2011
To Boston Celtics
  • 2013 second-round pick
To Cleveland Cavaliers
February 24, 2011
To Boston Celtics
  • 2017 second-round pick
To Sacramento Kings

Free agents[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Semih Erden Signed 1-year contract[7] Fenerbahçe Ülker
Avery Bradley Undisclosed terms[8] Boston Celtics
Paul Pierce Signed 4-year contract for $61 Million[9] Boston Celtics
Ray Allen Signed 2-year contract for $20 Million[10] Boston Celtics
Jermaine O'Neal Signed 2-year contract for $11.6 Million[11] Miami Heat
Nate Robinson Signed 2-year contract for $8 Million[12] New York Knicks
Marquis Daniels Signed 1-year contract for $2.5 Million[13] Indiana Pacers
Carlos Arroyo Undisclosed terms[14] Miami Heat
Shaquille O'Neal Signed 2-year contract[15] Cleveland Cavaliers
Luke Harangody Signed 2-year contract[16] San Antonio Spurs
Delonte West Undisclosed terms[17] Cleveland Cavaliers
Chris Johnson Signed 10-day contract Portland Trail Blazers
Troy Murphy Undisclosed New Jersey Nets

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Tony Allen Free agent Memphis Grizzlies
Shelden Williams Free agent Denver Nuggets
Rasheed Wallace Waived[18] New York Knicks
Brian Scalabrine Free agent[19] Chicago Bulls
Tony Gaffney Waived Türk Telekom B.K.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINAL". National Basketball Association. 
  2. ^ "2012–2013 Stats | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  3. ^ "Celtics' Rondo, Lakers' Gasol named Players of the Week". National Basketball Association. November 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Celtics' Rivers, Spurs' Popovich named Coaches of the Month". National Basketball Association. December 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Boston's Pierce and San Antonio's Parker earn weekly honor". National Basketball Association. December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "All-Star 2011". National Basketball Association. 
  7. ^ "Celtics sign Semih Erden | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  8. ^ "Bradley signs, has surgery -Celtics blog – Boston Globe basketball news". Boston Globe. July 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Boston re-signs Paul Pierce | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  10. ^ "Ray Allen gets 2-year deal to return to Boston Celtics – ESPN Boston". ESPN. July 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Celtics sign Jermaine O'Neal | Celtics.com – The official website of the Boston Celtics". National Basketball Association. 
  12. ^ Marc D'Amico Celtics.com July 23, 2010 (July 23, 2010). "Patience, faith lead Robinson to "secure" state | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  13. ^ "Celtics re-sign Marquis Daniels | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  14. ^ "Celtics Sign Wafer | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  15. ^ "Celtics Sign Shaquille O'Neal | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  16. ^ "Celtics sign second-round pick Luke Harangody". National Basketball Association. August 10, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Celtics sign Delonte West | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. 
  18. ^ "Celtics waive Rasheed Wallace | The Official Site of the BOSTON CELTICS". National Basketball Association. July 8, 2009. 
  19. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian (September 21, 2010). "Bulls invite Scalabrine to training camp – NBA – Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo!. 

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