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1952-53 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 31, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians W 83 68 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 1, 1952 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 91 94 1 1 L 1
3 Sat, Nov 8, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 106 83 2 1 W 1
4 Tue, Nov 11, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 92 101 2 2 L 1
5 Thu, Nov 13, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 81 96 2 3 L 2
6 Sat, Nov 15, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 68 79 2 4 L 3
7 Sun, Nov 16, 1952 Box Score Rochester Royals W 96 87 3 4 W 1
8 Wed, Nov 19, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 91 77 4 4 W 2 at Baltimore, MD
9 Sat, Nov 22, 1952 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W OT 96 91 5 4 W 3
10 Sun, Nov 23, 1952 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 102 100 6 4 W 4
11 Wed, Nov 26, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 93 92 7 4 W 5
12 Thu, Nov 27, 1952 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 83 70 8 4 W 6
13 Sat, Nov 29, 1952 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 78 71 9 4 W 7 at New York, NY
14 Sun, Nov 30, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 66 78 9 5 L 1
15 Wed, Dec 3, 1952 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L OT 102 106 9 6 L 2
16 Thu, Dec 4, 1952 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks L 73 90 9 7 L 3 at New York, NY
17 Sat, Dec 6, 1952 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 88 83 10 7 W 1
18 Tue, Dec 9, 1952 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 86 72 11 7 W 2 at New York, NY
19 Wed, Dec 10, 1952 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 103 97 12 7 W 3 at Baltimore, MD
20 Thu, Dec 11, 1952 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 94 88 13 7 W 4 at Philadelphia, PA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 13, 1952 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 82 78 14 7 W 5
22 Sun, Dec 14, 1952 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 83 73 15 7 W 6
23 Thu, Dec 18, 1952 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 88 83 16 7 W 7 at Philadelphia, PA
24 Sat, Dec 20, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 91 77 17 7 W 8
25 Sun, Dec 21, 1952 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 86 90 17 8 L 1
26 Thu, Dec 25, 1952 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 84 97 17 9 L 2
27 Fri, Dec 26, 1952 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 74 85 17 10 L 3
28 Sat, Dec 27, 1952 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 71 94 17 11 L 4
29 Sun, Dec 28, 1952 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons W 89 66 18 11 W 1
30 Wed, Dec 31, 1952 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 97 87 19 11 W 2
31 Thu, Jan 1, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W OT 83 81 20 11 W 3
32 Sat, Jan 3, 1953 Box Score N Indianapolis Olympians W 78 63 21 11 W 4 at New York, NY
33 Sun, Jan 4, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 103 100 22 11 W 5
34 Wed, Jan 7, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 84 82 23 11 W 6
35 Thu, Jan 8, 1953 Box Score N Rochester Royals W OT 88 85 24 11 W 7 at New York, NY
36 Fri, Jan 9, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets L 90 94 24 12 L 1 at Worcester, MA
37 Sat, Jan 10, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 105 126 24 13 L 2
38 Sun, Jan 11, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 131 87 25 13 W 1
39 Thu, Jan 15, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 85 91 25 14 L 1
40 Fri, Jan 16, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 100 90 26 14 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 18, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 99 83 27 14 W 2
42 Wed, Jan 21, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 94 84 28 14 W 3
43 Thu, Jan 22, 1953 Box Score N New York Knicks L 89 112 28 15 L 1 at Philadelphia, PA
44 Fri, Jan 23, 1953 Box Score @ Indianapolis Olympians L 85 90 28 16 L 2
45 Sun, Jan 25, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 82 87 28 17 L 3
46 Tue, Jan 27, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 80 58 29 17 W 1 at Indianapolis, IN
47 Thu, Jan 29, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 98 111 29 18 L 1
48 Sat, Jan 31, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 69 76 29 19 L 2
49 Sun, Feb 1, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals L 86 109 29 20 L 3
50 Wed, Feb 4, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 105 92 30 20 W 1
51 Sat, Feb 7, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 101 98 31 20 W 2
52 Sun, Feb 8, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 87 79 32 20 W 3
53 Thu, Feb 12, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 91 92 32 21 L 1
54 Fri, Feb 13, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 77 74 33 21 W 1
55 Sun, Feb 15, 1953 Box Score Indianapolis Olympians W 89 76 34 21 W 2
56 Tue, Feb 17, 1953 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 65 84 34 22 L 1 at New York, NY
57 Wed, Feb 18, 1953 Box Score N New York Knicks W 69 66 35 22 W 1 at Providence, RI
58 Sat, Feb 21, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 90 86 36 22 W 2
59 Sun, Feb 22, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 87 83 37 22 W 3
60 Wed, Feb 25, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 87 80 38 22 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Thu, Feb 26, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 82 81 39 22 W 5 at Philadelphia, PA
62 Sat, Feb 28, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 85 92 39 23 L 1
63 Tue, Mar 3, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W OT 95 94 40 23 W 1 at New York, NY
64 Wed, Mar 4, 1953 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 82 75 41 23 W 2 at Baltimore, MD
65 Fri, Mar 6, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 100 85 42 23 W 3
66 Sun, Mar 8, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 89 78 43 23 W 4
67 Wed, Mar 11, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 98 92 44 23 W 5
68 Thu, Mar 12, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 70 84 44 24 L 1
69 Sun, Mar 15, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 103 87 45 24 W 1
70 Mon, Mar 16, 1953 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 92 78 46 24 W 2 at Worcester, MA
71 Tue, Mar 17, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 68 72 46 25 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Mar 19, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 87 81 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Mar 21, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 4OT 111 105 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Wed, Mar 25, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 91 95 2 1 L 1
4 Thu, Mar 26, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 86 70 3 1 W 1
5 Sat, Mar 28, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 82 101 3 2 L 1
6 Sun, Mar 29, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks L 75 82 3 3 L 2