1954–55 Boston Celtics season

The 1954–55 NBA season was the Celtics' 9th season in the NBA.[1]

1954–55 Boston Celtics season
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record36–36 (.500)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Division Finals
(Lost to Nationals 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1953–54 1955–56 >

OffseasonEdit

NBA DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
3 23 Henry Daubenschmidt Center USA St. Francis (NY)

Regular seasonEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 43 29 .597 25–7 10–17 8–5 21–15
x-New York Knicks 38 34 .528 5 17–9 8–17 13–8 15–21
x-Boston Celtics 36 36 .500 7 21–5 4–22 11–9 19–17
Philadelphia Warriors 33 39 .458 10 14–5 6–20 13–14 17–19
x = clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1954-55 NBA Records
Team BOS FWP MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Boston 4–5 6–3 3–6 6–6 7–5 4–5 6–6
Fort Wayne 5–4 11–1 9–3 2–7 6–3 8–4 2–7
Milwaukee 3–6 1–11 5–7 3–6 4–5 6–6 4–5
Minneapolis 6–3 3–9 7–5 4–5 6–3 8–4 6–3
New York 6–6 7–2 6–3 5–4 5–7 5–4 4–8
Philadelphia 5–7 3–6 5–4 3–6 7–5 5–4 5–7
Rochester 5–4 4–8 6–6 4–8 4–5 4–5 2–7
Syracuse 6–6 7–2 5–4 3–6 8–4 7–5 7–2

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) New York Knicks vs. (3) Boston Celtics: Celtics win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 122, New York 101
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 102, Boston 95
  • Game 3 @ New York: Boston 116, New York 109

East Division FinalsEdit

(1) Syracuse Nationals vs. (3) Boston Celtics: Nationals win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 110, Boston 100
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 116, Boston 110
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 100, Syracuse 97 (OT)
  • Game 4 @ Boston: Syracuse 110, Boston 94

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit