2012–13 Boston Celtics season

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2012–13 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Doc Rivers
General manager Danny Ainge
Owner(s) Wycliffe Grousbeck
Stephen Pagliuca
H. Irving Grousbeck
Arena TD Garden
Results
Record 41–40 (.506)
Place Division: 3rd (Atlantic)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(Eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN New England
Radio WEEI-FM
< 2011–12 2013–14 >

The 2012–13 Boston Celtics season was the 67th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 41-40 won-loss record, which was the 3rd best in the Atlantic division, bringing an end to the 5-year run as Atlantic Champs and 7th best in the East. Their longest winning and losing streaks were 7 and 6 games respectively. The leading scorer was Paul Pierce, averaging 18.6 PPG. The leading rebounder was Kevin Garnett (7.8 RPG). Rajon Rondo led the team and the league in assists per-game with 11.1 despite only playing 38 games due to ACL injury. The Celtics only played 81 games as their April 16 game was cancelled in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing and was not rescheduled because it would not have changed any part of the final Eastern Conference standings anyway. The Celtics would go on to lose in the first round of the playoffs for the first time since the 2004–05 season. This season would mark the end of the Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett era in Boston as they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets during the 2013 off-season.

Key dates[edit]

  • June 28: The 2012 NBA draft took place at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
  • October 30: The regular season begins with a 120–107 loss to the Miami Heat in a rematch from the previous season's playoffs.
  • January 25: Rajon Rondo suffered a partially torn ACL injury in his right knee after a loss to the Atlanta Hawks and will miss the remainder of the season but is expected to be back by training camp for the 2013/14 season.
  • February 1: Jared Sullinger underwent lumbar disc surgery in his back and will also miss the remainder of the season.
  • February 11: Leandro Barbosa suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, along with a sprained MCL. He will be out for the rest of the season.
  • April 3: Clinched a Playoffs berth with a win over the Detroit Pistons.

Pre-season[edit]

Game Log[edit]

2012 pre-season game log
2012–13 season schedule

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2012 NBA draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 21 Jared Sullinger PF  United States Ohio State
1 22 Fab Melo (pick traded from the L.A. Clippers via Oklahoma City Thunder) C  Brazil Syracuse
2 51 Kris Joseph SF  Canada Syracuse

Future draft picks[edit]

Credits[edit]

2014 second round draft pick from Brooklyn

Brooklyn's own 2014 2nd round pick to Boston. [Boston – Brooklyn, 6/23/2011]

2015 second round draft pick from Sacramento

Sacramento's own 2015 2nd round pick to Boston (top 55 protected in the 2015 Draft). If Sacramento's own 2015 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then Sacramento's obligations to Boston shall be extinguished. [Boston – Sacramento, 2/17/2009]

2017 second round draft pick from Sacramento

Sacramento's own 2017 2nd round pick to Boston (top 55 protected in the 2017 Draft). If Sacramento's own 2017 2nd round pick is in the top 55 picks, then Sacramento's obligations to Boston shall be extinguished. [Boston – Sacramento, 2/24/2011]

Debits[edit]

2013 second round draft pick to Portland

Boston's own 2013 2nd round pick to Portland. [Boston-Houston-Portland, 7/20/2012]

Roster[edit]

2012-13 Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PF 30 Bass, Brandon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) April 30, 1985 LSU
PG 0 Bradley, Avery 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) November 26, 1990 Texas
SG 27 Crawford, Jordan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1988–10–23 Xavier
PF 5 Garnett, Kevin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 253 lb (115 kg) May 19, 1976 Farragut HS (IL)
SF 8 Green, Jeff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1986–08–28 Georgetown
SG 11 Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1985–10–03 Western Kentucky
C 13 Melo, Fab 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1990–06–20 Syracuse
SF 34 Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) October 13, 1977 Kansas
PF 42 Randolph, Shavlik 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 236 lb (107 kg) 1983–11–24 Duke
PG 9 Rondo, Rajon Injured 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 186 lb (84 kg) February 22, 1986 Kentucky
PF 7 Sullinger, Jared Injured 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) March 4, 1992 Ohio State
PG 4 Terry, Jason 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1977–09–15 Arizona
PF 12 White, D.J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1986–08–31 Indiana
PF 44 Wilcox, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1982–09–03 Maryland
SG 55 Williams, Terrence 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1987–06–28 Louisville
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

Note: the Boston Celtics only played 81 games instead of 82 due to the cancellation of the scheduled April 16, 2013 game vs The Indiana Pacers after the Boston Marathon bombings.

2012–13 game log
Total: 41–40 (Home: 27–13; Road: 14–27)
2012–13 season schedule

Standings[edit]

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
y-New York Knicks 54 28 .659 -4.5 31–10 23–18 10–6 82
x-Brooklyn Nets 49 33 .598 0.5 26–15 23–18 11–5 82
x-Boston Celtics 41 40 .506 8.0 27–13 14–27 7–9 81
Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 15.5 23–18 11–30 7–9 82
Toronto Raptors 34 48 .415 15.5 21–20 13–28 5–11 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Miami Heat * 66 16 .805 82
2 y-New York Knicks * 54 28 .659 12.0 82
3 y-Indiana Pacers * 49 32 .605 16.5 81
4 x-Brooklyn Nets 49 33 .598 17.0 82
5 x-Chicago Bulls 45 37 .549 21.0 82
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 44 38 .537 22.0 82
7 x-Boston Celtics 41 40 .506 24.5 81
8 x-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 28.0 82
9 Philadelphia 76ers 34 48 .415 32.0 82
10 Toronto Raptors 34 48 .415 32.0 82
11 Detroit Pistons 29 53 .354 37.0 82
12 Washington Wizards 29 53 .354 37.0 82
13 Cleveland Cavaliers 24 58 .293 42.0 82
14 Charlotte Bobcats 21 61 .256 45.0 82
15 Orlando Magic 20 62 .244 46.0 82

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2013 playoff game log
2013 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Overview[edit]

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

Retired/Waived

Trades[edit]

July 20, 2012 To Boston Celtics
Courtney Lee (sign and trade)
To Houston Rockets
JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Sean Williams, 2013 second round draft pick, Draft rights to Jon Diebler (from Portland)
To Portland Trail Blazers
Sasha Pavlović (sign and trade), Two 2013 second-round picks, Cash considerations
February 21, 2013 To Boston Celtics
Jordan Crawford
To Washington Wizards
Jason Collins, Leandro Barbosa

Free agents[edit]

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Leandro Barbosa October 18 Indiana Pacers
Brandon Bass July 14 Resign
Jason Collins July 31 Atlanta Hawks
Dionte Christmas July 31 Rethymno Aegean B.C. (Greece)
Micah Downs September 28 Bàsquet Manresa (Spain)
Kevin Garnett July 14 Resign
Jeff Green August 22 Resign
Rob Kurz September 28 SLUC Nancy Basket (France)
Courtney Lee July 20 Houston Rockets
Darko Miličić September 28 Minnesota Timberwolves
Shavlik Randolph March 1 Foshan Dralions (China)
Jamar Smith July 31 BK Prostějov (Czech Republic)
Jason Terry July 18 Dallas Mavericks
Chris Wilcox July 14 Resign
D. J. White February 28 Shanghai Sharks (China)
Terrence Williams February 20 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Ray Allen July 11 Miami Heat
Marquis Daniels September 25 Milwaukee Bucks
Ryan Hollins July 23 Los Angeles Clippers
Sasha Pavlović July 20 Portland Trail Blazers
Mickaël Piétrus November 30 Toronto Raptors
Greg Stiemsma August 2 Minnesota Timberwolves

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Celtics cancel game because of Marathon tragedy". USA Today. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]