1962–63 Boston Celtics season

The 1962–63 NBA season was the Celtics' 17th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their sixth NBA Championship.

1962–63 Boston Celtics season
NBA champions
Division champions
Head coachRed Auerbach
ArenaBoston Garden
Results
Record58–22 (.725)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Lakers 4–2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWHDH-TV
RadioWHDH
< 1961–62 1963–64 >

OffseasonEdit

NBA DraftEdit

The 1962 NBA Draft

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 John Havlicek Forward/Guard   United States Ohio State
2 16 Jack Foley Guard   United States Holy Cross
3 25 Jim Hadnot   United States Providence
4 34 Roger Strickland   United States Jacksonville University
5 43 Gary Daniels   United States The Citadel
6 52 Jim Hooley Boston College
7 60 Clyde Arnold Duquesne
8 69 Chuck Chevalier Boston College
9 78 Mike Cingiser Brown

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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 58 22 .725 25–5 21–16 12–1 25–11
x-Syracuse Nationals 48 32 .600 10 23–5 13–19 12–8 21–15
x-Cincinnati Royals 42 38 .525 16 23–10 15–19 4–9 20–16
New York Knicks 21 59 .263 37 12–22 5–28 4–9 6–30


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1962-63 NBA Records
Team BOS CHI CIN DET LAL NYK SFW STL SYR
Boston 8–2 9–3 8–0 4–5 10–2 8–1 5–3 6–6
Chicago 2–8 4–6 3–7 3–7 4–6 4–6 3–7 2–8
Cincinnati 3–9 6–4 4–4 3–6 10–2 6–3 3–5 7–5
Detroit 0–8 7–3 4–4 1–11 8–1 7–5 4–8 3–6
Los Angeles 5–4 7–3 6–3 11–1 5–3 8–4 7–5 4–4
New York 2–10 6–4 2–10 1–8 3–5 2–6 3–6 2–10
San Francisco 1–8 6–4 3–6 5–7 4–8 6–2 3–9 3–5
St. Louis 3–5 7–3 5–3 8–4 5–7 6–3 9–3 5–4
Syracuse 6–6 8–2 5–7 6–3 4–4 10–2 5–3 4–5

Season scheduleEdit

Player statsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG
Sam Jones 76 396 241 0 0 1499 19.7
Tom Heinsohn 76 596 95 0 0 1440 18.9
Bill Russell 78 1843 348 0 0 1309 16.8
John Havlicek 80 534 179 0 0 1140 14.3
Bob Cousy 76 193 515 0 0 1003 13.2
Frank Ramsey 77 288 95 0 0 839 10.9
Thomas "Satch" Sanders 80 576 95 0 0 864 10.8
K.C. Jones 79 263 317 0 0 572 7.2
Clyde Lovellette 61 177 27 0 0 395 6.5
Dan Swartz 39 88 21 0 0 175 4.5
Jim Loscutoff 63 157 25 0 0 210 3.3
Gene Guarilia 11 14 2 0 0 26 2.4

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PlayoffsEdit

1963 playoff game log
Division Finals: 4–3 (Home: 2–2; Road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 March 28 Cincinnati L 132–135 Sam Jones (30) Bill Russell (24) Bob Cousy (9) Boston Garden
13,798
1–0
2 March 29 @ Cincinnati W 125–102 Bill Russell (26) Bill Russell (24) Cincinnati Gardens
11,102
1–1
3 March 31 Cincinnati L 116–121 Tom Heinsohn (28) Bill Russell (28) Bob Cousy (7) Boston Garden
13,909
1–2
4 April 3 @ Cincinnati W 128–110 Bill Russell (26) Bill Russell (21) Cincinnati Gardens
3,498
2–2
5 April 6 Cincinnati W 125–120 Tom Heinsohn (34) Bill Russell (26) Bob Cousy (8) Boston Garden
13,909
3–2
6 April 7 @ Cincinnati L 99–109 Sam Jones (22) Bill Russell (23) Cincinnati Gardens
7,745
3–3
7 April 10 Cincinnati W 142–131 Sam Jones (47) Bill Russell (24) Bob Cousy (16) Boston Garden
13,909
4–3
NBA Finals: 4–2 (Home: 2–1; Road: 2–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 14 Los Angeles W 117–114 Sam Jones (29) Bill Russell (29) Bob Cousy (11) Boston Garden
13,909
1–0
2 April 16 Los Angeles W 113–106 Sam Jones (27) Bill Russell (38) Bob Cousy (11) Boston Garden
13,909
2–0
3 April 17 @ Los Angeles L 99–119 Sam Jones (30) Bill Russell (19) Bill Russell (5) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,493
2–1
4 April 19 @ Los Angeles W 108–105 Tom Heinsohn (35) Bill Russell (19) three players tied (5) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
16,382
3–1
5 April 21 Los Angeles L 119–126 Sam Jones (36) Bill Russell (27) Bob Cousy (14) Boston Garden
13,909
3–2
6 April 24 @ Los Angeles W 112–109 Tom Heinsohn (22) Bill Russell (24) Bill Russell (9) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,652
4–2
1963 schedule

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1962 Boston Celtics". databasebasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-12.