List of Boston Celtics seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. It documents the team's season-by-season records, including post-season records, and also includes year-end awards won by the team's players and/or coaches.

With 17 NBA Championships, the Celtics have won the most for any NBA franchise, while the 1959-to-1966 domination of the NBA Championship, with eight straight titles, is the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team to date.

The Celtics are 21–8 in the 7th game of a playoff series,[1] and are 7-1 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Seasons[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of April 28, 2015.

NBA champions Conference champions Division champions Playoff berth
Season Conference Finish Division Finish Wins Losses Win% GB Playoffs Awards Ref.
Boston Celtics
1946–47 Eastern 5th 22 38 .367 27 [2]
1947–48 Eastern 3rd 20 28 .417 7 Lost First Round (Stags) 2–1 [3]
1948–49 Eastern 5th 25 36 .410 13 [4]
1949–50 Eastern 6th 22 46 .324 31 [5]
1950–51 Eastern 2nd 39 30 .565 2.5 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–0 Ed Macauley (ASG MVP) [6]
1951–52 Eastern 2nd 39 27 .591 1 Lost Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–1 [7]
1952–53 Eastern 3rd 46 25 .648 1.5 Won Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–0
Lost Division Finals (Knicks) 3–1
[8]
1953–54 Eastern T-2nd 42 30 .583 2 Lost Division Finals (Nationals) 2–0 Bob Cousy (ASG MVP) [9]
1954–55 Eastern 3rd 36 36 .500 7 Won Division Semifinals (Knicks) 2–1
Lost Division Finals (Nationals) 3–1
Bill Sharman (ASG MVP) [10]
1955–56 Eastern 2nd 39 33 .542 6 Lost Division Semifinals (Nationals) 2–1 [11]
1956–57 Eastern 1st 44 28 .611 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 3–0
Won NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–3
Bob Cousy (MVP, ASG MVP)
Tom Heinsohn (ROY)
[12]
1957–58 Eastern 1st 49 23 .681 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–2
Bill Russell (MVP) [13]
1958–59 Eastern 1st 52 20 .722 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–0
[14]
1959–60 Eastern 1st 59 16 .787 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–3
[15]
1960–61 Eastern 1st 57 22 .722 Won Division Finals (Nationals) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Hawks) 4–1
Bill Russell (MVP) [16]
1961–62 Eastern 1st 60 20 .750 Won Division Finals (Warriors) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
Bill Russell (MVP) [17]
1962–63 Eastern 1st 58 22 .725 Won Division Finals (Royals) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
Bill Russell (MVP, ASG MVP) [18]
1963–64 Eastern 1st 59 21 .738 Won Division Finals (Royals) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Warriors) 4–1
[19]
1964–65 Eastern 1st 62 18 .775 Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–1
Bill Russell (MVP)
Red Auerbach (COY)
[20]
1965–66 Eastern 2nd 54 26 .675 1 Won Division Semifinals (Royals) 3–2
Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
[21]
1966–67 Eastern 2nd 60 21 .741 8 Won Division Semifinals (Knicks) 3–1
Lost Division Finals (76ers) 4–1
[22]
1967–68 Eastern 2nd 54 28 .659 8 Won Division Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Won Division Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
[23]
1968–69 Eastern 4th 48 34 .585 9 Won Division Semifinals (76ers) 4–1
Won Division Finals (Knicks) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
[24]
1969–70 Eastern 6th 34 48 .415 26 [25]
1970–71 Eastern 5th Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 8 Dave Cowens (ROY) [26]
1971–72 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–1
[27]
1972–73 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 68 14 .829 Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–2
Lost Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–3
Dave Cowens (MVP, ASG MVP)
Tom Heinsohn (COY)
[28]
1973–74 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Braves) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Knicks) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Bucks) 4–3
John Havlicek (FMVP) [29]
1974–75 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals (Rockets) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (Bullets) 4–2
[30]
1975–76 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 54 28 .659 Won Conference Semifinals (Braves) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Cavaliers) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Suns) 4–2
Jo Jo White (FMVP) [31]
1976–77 Eastern 4th Atlantic 2nd 44 38 .537 6 Won First Round (Spurs) 2–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4–3
[32]
1977–78 Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 32 50 .390 23 [33]
1978–79 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 29 53 .354 25 [34]
1979–80 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 61 21 .744 Won Conference Semifinals (Rockets) 4–0
Lost Conference Finals (76ers) 4–1
Larry Bird (ROY)
Bill Fitch (COY)
[35]
1980–81 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won Conference Semifinals (Bulls) 4–0
Won Conference Finals (76ers) 4–3
Won NBA Finals (Rockets) 4–2
Nate Archibald (ASG MVP)
Cedric Maxwell (FMVP)
[36]
1981–82 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 63 19 .768 Won Conference Semifinals (Bullets) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (76ers) 4–3
Larry Bird (ASG MVP) [37]
1982–83 Eastern 3rd Atlantic 2nd 56 26 .683 9 Won First Round (Hawks) 2–1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 4–0
[38]
1983–84 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Bullets) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Knicks) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Bucks) 4–1
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
Larry Bird (MVP, FMVP)
Kevin McHale (SIX)
[39]
1984–85 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 63 19 .768 Won First Round (Cavaliers) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (76ers) 4–1
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
Larry Bird (MVP)
Kevin McHale (SIX)
[40]
1985–86 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 67 15 .817 Won First Round (Bulls) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–1
Won Conference Finals (Bucks) 4–0
Won NBA Finals (Rockets) 4–2
Larry Bird (MVP, FMVP)
Bill Walton (SIX)
[41]
1986–87 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Bulls) 3–0
Won Conference Semifinals (Bucks) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–3
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
[42]
1987–88 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 57 25 .695 Won First Round (Knicks) 3–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Hawks) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–2
[43]
1988–89 Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 10 Lost First Round (Pistons) 3–0 [44]
1989–90 Eastern 4th Atlantic 2nd 52 30 .634 1 Lost First Round (Knicks) 3–2 [45]
1990–91 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Pacers) 3–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–2
[46]
1991–92 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 51 31 .622 Won First Round (Pacers) 3–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–3
[47]
1992–93 Eastern 4th Atlantic 2nd 48 34 .585 12 Lost First Round (Hornets) 3–1 [48]
1993–94 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 32 50 .390 25 [49]
1994–95 Eastern 8th Atlantic 3rd 35 47 .427 22 Lost First Round (Magic) 3–1 [50]
1995–96 Eastern 11th Atlantic 5th 33 49 .402 27 [51]
1996–97 Eastern 15th Atlantic 7th 15 67 .183 46 [52]
1997–98 Eastern 12th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 19 [53]
1998–99 Eastern 12th Atlantic 5th 19 31 .380 14 [54]
1999–00 Eastern 10th Atlantic 5th 35 47 .427 17 [55]
2000–01 Eastern 9th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 20 [56]
2001–02 Eastern 3rd Atlantic 2nd 49 33 .598 3 Won First Round (76ers) 3–2
Won Conference Semifinals (Pistons) 4–1
Lost Conference Finals (Nets) 4–2
[57]
2002–03 Eastern 6th Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 5 Won First Round (Pacers) 4–2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Nets) 4–0
[58]
2003–04 Eastern 8th Atlantic 4th 36 46 .439 11 Lost First Round (Pacers) 4–0 [59]
2004–05 Eastern 3rd Atlantic 1st 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (Pacers) 4–3 [60]
2005–06 Eastern 11th Atlantic 3rd 33 49 .402 16 [61]
2006–07 Eastern 15th Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 23 [62]
2007–08 Eastern 1st Atlantic 1st 66 16 .805 Won First Round (Hawks) 4–3
Won Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–3
Won Conference Finals (Pistons) 4–2
Won NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–2
Kevin Garnett (DPOY)
Paul Pierce (FMVP)
[63]
2008–09 Eastern 2nd Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Bulls) 4–3
Lost Conference Semifinals (Magic) 4–3
[64]
2009–10 Eastern 4th Atlantic 1st 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Heat) 4–1
Won Conference Semifinals (Cavaliers) 4–2
Won Conference Finals (Magic) 4–2
Lost NBA Finals (Lakers) 4–3
[65]
2010–11 Eastern 3rd Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Knicks) 4–0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Heat) 4–1
[66]
2011–12 Eastern 4th Atlantic 1st 39 27 .591 Won First Round (Hawks) 4–2
Won Conference Semifinals (76ers) 4–3
Lost Conference Finals (Heat) 4–3
[67]
2012–13 Eastern 7th Atlantic 3rd 41 40 .506 12.5 Lost First Round (Knicks) 4–2 [68]
2013–14 Eastern 12th Atlantic 4th 25 57 .305 23
2014–15 Eastern 7th Atlantic 2nd 40 42 .488 9 Lost First Round (Cavaliers) 4–0

All-time records[edit]

Statistic Wins Losses Win%
All-time regular season record (1946–2015) 3,183 2,236 .593
All-time post-season record (1946–present) 344 253 .576
All-time regular season & post-season record (1946-present) 3,452 2,378 .592

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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