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1952-53 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 46-25, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (46-25)

PTS/G: 88.1 (1st of 10) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 85.8 (8th of 10)
SRS: 1.93 (5th of 10) ▪ Pace: 94.7 (3rd of 10)
Off Rtg: 91.7 (1st of 10) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.3 (8th of 10)
Expected W-L: 42-29 (5th of 10)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1953 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
18 Bob Brannum PF 6-5 215 May 28, 1925 2 Michigan State University
17 Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 November 10, 1930 R Washington State University
11 Chuck Cooper SF 6-5 210 September 29, 1926 2 Duquesne University
14 Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 August 9, 1928 2 College of the Holy Cross
12 Bob Donham SG 6-2 190 October 11, 1926 2 Ohio State University
13 Bob Harris SF 6-7 195 March 16, 1927 3 Oklahoma State University
Kleggie Hermsen C-F 6-9 225 March 12, 1923 5 University of Minnesota
22 Ed Macauley C 6-8 185 March 22, 1928 3 Saint Louis University
16 John Mahnken C 6-8 220 June 16, 1922 6 Georgetown University
19 Mo Mahoney F 6-2 205 November 20, 1927 R Brown University
4 Kenny Rollins PG 6-0 168 September 14, 1923 2 University of Kentucky
21 Bill Sharman SG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 2 University of Southern California

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 71 2177 5555 .392 2177 5555 .392 1904 2617 .728 3865 1666 1911 6258
Team/G 30.7 78.2 .392 30.7 78.2 .392 26.8 36.9 .728 54.4 23.5 26.9 88.1
Lg Rank 1 3 1 1 3 1 3 4 5 2 1 3 1
Year/Year -5.0% -6.3% +0.005 -5.0% -6.3% +0.005 0.3% 1.1% -0.006 -4.2% -3.6% 2.4% -3.5%
Opponent 71 6090
Opponent/G 85.8
Lg Rank 9
Year/Year -1.7%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 42 29 2.37 -0.44 1.93 91.7 89.3 94.7 .471 .392 .343 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 5 5 5 7 5 1 8 3 5 1 5

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Cousy 24 71 2945 464 1320 .352 464 1320 .352 479 587 .816 449 547 227 1407
2 Ed Macauley 24 69 2902 451 997 .452 451 997 .452 500 667 .750 629 280 188 1402
3 Bill Sharman 26 71 2333 403 925 .436 403 925 .436 341 401 .850 288 191 240 1147
4 Chuck Cooper 26 70 1994 157 466 .337 157 466 .337 144 190 .758 439 112 258 458
5 Bob Harris 25 70 1971 192 459 .418 192 459 .418 133 226 .588 485 95 238 517
6 Bob Brannum 27 71 1900 188 541 .348 188 541 .348 110 185 .595 537 147 287 486
7 Bob Donham 26 71 1435 169 353 .479 169 353 .479 113 240 .471 239 153 213 451
8 John Mahnken 30 69 771 76 252 .302 76 252 .302 39 56 .696 182 75 110 191
9 Gene Conley 22 39 461 35 108 .324 35 108 .324 18 31 .581 171 19 74 88
10 Kenny Rollins 29 43 426 38 115 .330 38 115 .330 22 27 .815 45 46 63 98
11 Mo Mahoney 25 6 34 4 10 .400 4 10 .400 4 5 .800 7 1 7 12
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 4 22 0 9 .000 0 9 .000 1 2 .500 7 0 6 1

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Ed Macauley 24 69 42.1 6.5 14.4 .452 6.5 14.4 .452 7.2 9.7 .750 9.1 4.1 2.7 20.3
2 Bob Cousy 24 71 41.5 6.5 18.6 .352 6.5 18.6 .352 6.7 8.3 .816 6.3 7.7 3.2 19.8
3 Bill Sharman 26 71 32.9 5.7 13.0 .436 5.7 13.0 .436 4.8 5.6 .850 4.1 2.7 3.4 16.2
4 Chuck Cooper 26 70 28.5 2.2 6.7 .337 2.2 6.7 .337 2.1 2.7 .758 6.3 1.6 3.7 6.5
5 Bob Harris 25 70 28.2 2.7 6.6 .418 2.7 6.6 .418 1.9 3.2 .588 6.9 1.4 3.4 7.4
6 Bob Brannum 27 71 26.8 2.6 7.6 .348 2.6 7.6 .348 1.5 2.6 .595 7.6 2.1 4.0 6.8
7 Bob Donham 26 71 20.2 2.4 5.0 .479 2.4 5.0 .479 1.6 3.4 .471 3.4 2.2 3.0 6.4
8 Gene Conley 22 39 11.8 0.9 2.8 .324 0.9 2.8 .324 0.5 0.8 .581 4.4 0.5 1.9 2.3
9 John Mahnken 30 69 11.2 1.1 3.7 .302 1.1 3.7 .302 0.6 0.8 .696 2.6 1.1 1.6 2.8
10 Kenny Rollins 29 43 9.9 0.9 2.7 .330 0.9 2.7 .330 0.5 0.6 .815 1.0 1.1 1.5 2.3
11 Mo Mahoney 25 6 5.7 0.7 1.7 .400 0.7 1.7 .400 0.7 0.8 .800 1.2 0.2 1.2 2.0
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 4 5.5 0.0 2.3 .000 0.0 2.3 .000 0.3 0.5 .500 1.8 0.0 1.5 0.3

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Cousy 24 71 2945 5.7 16.1 .352 5.7 16.1 .352 5.9 7.2 .816 5.5 6.7 2.8 17.2
2 Ed Macauley 24 69 2902 5.6 12.4 .452 5.6 12.4 .452 6.2 8.3 .750 7.8 3.5 2.3 17.4
3 Bill Sharman 26 71 2333 6.2 14.3 .436 6.2 14.3 .436 5.3 6.2 .850 4.4 2.9 3.7 17.7
4 Chuck Cooper 26 70 1994 2.8 8.4 .337 2.8 8.4 .337 2.6 3.4 .758 7.9 2.0 4.7 8.3
5 Bob Harris 25 70 1971 3.5 8.4 .418 3.5 8.4 .418 2.4 4.1 .588 8.9 1.7 4.3 9.4
6 Bob Brannum 27 71 1900 3.6 10.3 .348 3.6 10.3 .348 2.1 3.5 .595 10.2 2.8 5.4 9.2
7 Bob Donham 26 71 1435 4.2 8.9 .479 4.2 8.9 .479 2.8 6.0 .471 6.0 3.8 5.3 11.3
8 John Mahnken 30 69 771 3.5 11.8 .302 3.5 11.8 .302 1.8 2.6 .696 8.5 3.5 5.1 8.9
9 Gene Conley 22 39 461 2.7 8.4 .324 2.7 8.4 .324 1.4 2.4 .581 13.4 1.5 5.8 6.9
10 Kenny Rollins 29 43 426 3.2 9.7 .330 3.2 9.7 .330 1.9 2.3 .815 3.8 3.9 5.3 8.3
11 Mo Mahoney 25 6 34 4.2 10.6 .400 4.2 10.6 .400 4.2 5.3 .800 7.4 1.1 7.4 12.7
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 4 22 0.0 14.7 .000 0.0 14.7 .000 1.6 3.3 .500 11.5 0.0 9.8 1.6

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Cousy 24 71 2945 .352 .352 .816
2 Ed Macauley 24 69 2902 .452 .452 .750
3 Bill Sharman 26 71 2333 .436 .436 .850
4 Chuck Cooper 26 70 1994 .337 .337 .758
5 Bob Harris 25 70 1971 .418 .418 .588
6 Bob Brannum 27 71 1900 .348 .348 .595
7 Bob Donham 26 71 1435 .479 .479 .471
8 John Mahnken 30 69 771 .302 .302 .696
9 Gene Conley 22 39 461 .324 .324 .581
10 Kenny Rollins 29 43 426 .330 .330 .815
11 Mo Mahoney 25 6 34 .400 .400 .800
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 4 22 .000 .000 .500

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Bob Cousy 24 71 2945 21.7 .446 .352 .445 4.7 2.5 7.2 .117
2 Ed Macauley 24 69 2902 24.3 .543 .452 .669 12.2 2.3 14.5 .239
3 Bill Sharman 26 71 2333 19.8 .521 .436 .434 8.4 1.4 9.8 .201
4 Chuck Cooper 26 70 1994 10.1 .417 .337 .408 0.3 1.4 1.7 .040
5 Bob Harris 25 70 1971 12.6 .463 .418 .492 2.0 1.5 3.4 .084
6 Bob Brannum 27 71 1900 11.7 .390 .348 .342 -0.8 1.7 0.8 .021
7 Bob Donham 26 71 1435 14.4 .492 .479 .680 2.8 1.0 3.8 .127
8 John Mahnken 30 69 771 9.6 .345 .302 .222 -1.2 0.6 -0.6 -0.037
9 Gene Conley 22 39 461 10.4 .362 .324 .287 -0.4 0.4 0.0 .001
10 Kenny Rollins 29 43 426 7.9 .386 .330 .235 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .011
11 Mo Mahoney 25 6 34 12.3 .492 .400 .500 0.1 0.0 0.1 .123
12 Kleggie Hermsen 29 4 22 -14.2 .051 .000 .222 -0.3 0.0 -0.2 -0.518

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Ed Macauley 24 6 278 31 71 .437 31 71 .437 39 54 .722 58 21 23 101
2 Bob Cousy 24 6 270 46 120 .383 46 120 .383 61 73 .836 25 37 21 153
3 Bill Sharman 26 6 201 20 60 .333 20 60 .333 30 32 .938 15 15 26 70
4 Chuck Cooper 26 6 195 19 48 .396 19 48 .396 22 27 .815 39 14 27 60
5 Bob Harris 25 6 193 16 35 .457 16 35 .457 18 24 .750 56 12 28 50
6 Bob Donham 26 6 138 11 38 .289 11 38 .289 11 27 .407 21 13 24 33
7 Bob Brannum 27 6 83 12 23 .522 12 23 .522 7 11 .636 21 10 23 31
8 John Mahnken 30 6 72 0 10 .000 0 10 .000 5 5 1.000 19 6 16 5
9 Kenny Rollins 29 6 65 6 15 .400 6 15 .400 8 8 1.000 8 7 14 20
10 Mo Mahoney 25 4 45 3 14 .214 3 14 .214 3 5 .600 7 2 14 9

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Ed Macauley 24 6 46.3 5.2 11.8 .437 5.2 11.8 .437 6.5 9.0 .722 9.7 3.5 3.8 16.8
2 Bob Cousy 24 6 45.0 7.7 20.0 .383 7.7 20.0 .383 10.2 12.2 .836 4.2 6.2 3.5 25.5
3 Bill Sharman 26 6 33.5 3.3 10.0 .333 3.3 10.0 .333 5.0 5.3 .938 2.5 2.5 4.3 11.7
4 Chuck Cooper 26 6 32.5 3.2 8.0 .396 3.2 8.0 .396 3.7 4.5 .815 6.5 2.3 4.5 10.0
5 Bob Harris 25 6 32.2 2.7 5.8 .457 2.7 5.8 .457 3.0 4.0 .750 9.3 2.0 4.7 8.3
6 Bob Donham 26 6 23.0 1.8 6.3 .289 1.8 6.3 .289 1.8 4.5 .407 3.5 2.2 4.0 5.5
7 Bob Brannum 27 6 13.8 2.0 3.8 .522 2.0 3.8 .522 1.2 1.8 .636 3.5 1.7 3.8 5.2
8 John Mahnken 30 6 12.0 0.0 1.7 .000 0.0 1.7 .000 0.8 0.8 1.000 3.2 1.0 2.7 0.8
9 Mo Mahoney 25 4 11.3 0.8 3.5 .214 0.8 3.5 .214 0.8 1.3 .600 1.8 0.5 3.5 2.3
10 Kenny Rollins 29 6 10.8 1.0 2.5 .400 1.0 2.5 .400 1.3 1.3 1.000 1.3 1.2 2.3 3.3

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Ed Macauley 24 6 278 4.0 9.2 .437 4.0 9.2 .437 5.1 7.0 .722 7.5 2.7 3.0 13.1
2 Bob Cousy 24 6 270 6.1 16.0 .383 6.1 16.0 .383 8.1 9.7 .836 3.3 4.9 2.8 20.4
3 Bill Sharman 26 6 201 3.6 10.7 .333 3.6 10.7 .333 5.4 5.7 .938 2.7 2.7 4.7 12.5
4 Chuck Cooper 26 6 195 3.5 8.9 .396 3.5 8.9 .396 4.1 5.0 .815 7.2 2.6 5.0 11.1
5 Bob Harris 25 6 193 3.0 6.5 .457 3.0 6.5 .457 3.4 4.5 .750 10.4 2.2 5.2 9.3
6 Bob Donham 26 6 138 2.9 9.9 .289 2.9 9.9 .289 2.9 7.0 .407 5.5 3.4 6.3 8.6
7 Bob Brannum 27 6 83 5.2 10.0 .522 5.2 10.0 .522 3.0 4.8 .636 9.1 4.3 10.0 13.4
8 John Mahnken 30 6 72 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 5.0 .000 2.5 2.5 1.000 9.5 3.0 8.0 2.5
9 Kenny Rollins 29 6 65 3.3 8.3 .400 3.3 8.3 .400 4.4 4.4 1.000 4.4 3.9 7.8 11.1
10 Mo Mahoney 25 4 45 2.4 11.2 .214 2.4 11.2 .214 2.4 4.0 .600 5.6 1.6 11.2 7.2

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Ed Macauley 24 6 278 .437 .437 .722
2 Bob Cousy 24 6 270 .383 .383 .836
3 Bill Sharman 26 6 201 .333 .333 .938
4 Chuck Cooper 26 6 195 .396 .396 .815
5 Bob Harris 25 6 193 .457 .457 .750
6 Bob Donham 26 6 138 .289 .289 .407
7 Bob Brannum 27 6 83 .522 .522 .636
8 John Mahnken 30 6 72 .000 .000 1.000
9 Kenny Rollins 29 6 65 .400 .400 1.000
10 Mo Mahoney 25 4 45 .214 .214 .600

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Ed Macauley 24 6 278 18.0 .533 .437 .761 17.9 0.7 0.1 0.8 .139
2 Bob Cousy 24 6 270 22.7 .503 .383 .608 37.8 0.9 0.1 0.9 .166
3 Bill Sharman 26 6 201 11.3 .472 .333 .533 17.2 0.3 0.0 0.3 .071
4 Chuck Cooper 26 6 195 14.0 .501 .396 .563 16.5 0.3 0.0 0.4 .093
5 Bob Harris 25 6 193 15.4 .549 .457 .686 13.8 0.4 0.1 0.5 .115
6 Bob Donham 26 6 138 5.2 .331 .289 .711 20.8 -0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.095
7 Bob Brannum 27 6 83 17.8 .557 .522 .478 31.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 .169
8 John Mahnken 30 6 72 3.2 .205 .000 .500 15.7 -0.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.099
9 Kenny Rollins 29 6 65 12.8 .540 .400 .533 24.5 0.2 0.0 0.2 .129
10 Mo Mahoney 25 4 45 -2.3 .278 .214 .357 9.5 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.166