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1953-54 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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Record: 42-30, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (42-30)

PTS/G: 87.7 (1st of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 85.4 (9th of 9)
SRS: 1.97 (4th of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.0 (3rd of 9)
Off Rtg: 92.5 (1st of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 90.0 (8th of 9)
Expected W-L: 43-29 (4th of 9)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-0) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Eastern Division Round Robin

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Nov 1, 1953 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers L 79 84 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Nov 5, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 79 83 0 2 L 2
3 Sat, Nov 7, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors W 79 77 1 2 W 1
4 Wed, Nov 11, 1953 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors L 72 78 1 3 L 1
5 Sat, Nov 14, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 77 66 2 3 W 1
6 Sun, Nov 15, 1953 Box Score N Minneapolis Lakers L 74 89 2 4 L 1 at New York, NY
7 Tue, Nov 17, 1953 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 73 92 2 5 L 2 at Buffalo, NY
8 Sat, Nov 21, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 90 68 3 5 W 1
9 Tue, Nov 24, 1953 Box Score N New York Knicks L 92 103 3 6 L 1 at Philadelphia, PA
10 Wed, Nov 25, 1953 Box Score New York Knicks W 96 84 4 6 W 1
11 Thu, Nov 26, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 86 93 4 7 L 1
12 Sat, Nov 28, 1953 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals W 91 80 5 7 W 1 at New York, NY
13 Sun, Nov 29, 1953 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 82 95 5 8 L 1
14 Tue, Dec 1, 1953 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W OT 89 86 6 8 W 1 at Milwaukee, WI
15 Thu, Dec 3, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 70 76 6 9 L 1
16 Sat, Dec 5, 1953 Box Score Milwaukee Hawks W 97 79 7 9 W 1
17 Sun, Dec 6, 1953 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 102 95 8 9 W 2
18 Tue, Dec 8, 1953 Box Score @ Rochester Royals L 79 97 8 10 L 1
19 Wed, Dec 9, 1953 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L OT 103 104 8 11 L 2
20 Thu, Dec 10, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 2OT 113 108 9 11 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 12, 1953 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 106 75 10 11 W 2
22 Sun, Dec 13, 1953 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 74 108 10 12 L 1
23 Tue, Dec 15, 1953 Box Score N Fort Wayne Pistons W 82 75 11 12 W 1 at New York, NY
24 Wed, Dec 16, 1953 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 91 74 12 12 W 2
25 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 83 90 12 13 L 1
26 Sun, Dec 20, 1953 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 101 89 13 13 W 1 at New York, NY
27 Mon, Dec 21, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 90 74 14 13 W 2 at Buffalo, NY
28 Wed, Dec 23, 1953 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 80 74 15 13 W 3 at Baltimore, MD
29 Fri, Dec 25, 1953 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 79 108 15 14 L 1
30 Sat, Dec 26, 1953 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 67 74 15 15 L 2
31 Sun, Dec 27, 1953 Box Score Rochester Royals W 98 72 16 15 W 1
32 Wed, Dec 30, 1953 Box Score N Syracuse Nationals L 89 96 16 16 L 1 at Baltimore, MD
33 Thu, Dec 31, 1953 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 95 74 17 16 W 1
34 Fri, Jan 1, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 95 92 18 16 W 2
35 Sat, Jan 2, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 92 77 19 16 W 3
36 Sun, Jan 3, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 90 72 20 16 W 4 at New Haven, CT
37 Mon, Jan 4, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 77 73 21 16 W 5 at Amherst, MA
38 Sun, Jan 10, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 85 99 21 17 L 1
39 Wed, Jan 13, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 88 84 22 17 W 1
40 Thu, Jan 14, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 86 74 23 17 W 2 at Syracuse, NY
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 17, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks L 2OT 84 87 23 18 L 1
42 Tue, Jan 19, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 73 89 23 19 L 2
43 Sun, Jan 24, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals L 85 93 23 20 L 3
44 Tue, Jan 26, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 94 69 24 20 W 1 at Milwaukee, WI
45 Thu, Jan 28, 1954 Box Score @ Fort Wayne Pistons L 68 80 24 21 L 1
46 Fri, Jan 29, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks L 70 82 24 22 L 2
47 Sun, Jan 31, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers L 67 82 24 23 L 3
48 Wed, Feb 3, 1954 Box Score Rochester Royals W 88 81 25 23 W 1
49 Thu, Feb 4, 1954 Box Score @ Philadelphia Warriors L 78 80 25 24 L 1
50 Sat, Feb 6, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 104 81 26 24 W 1
51 Sun, Feb 7, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks L 78 87 26 25 L 1
52 Mon, Feb 8, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 87 75 27 25 W 1 at New London, CT
53 Wed, Feb 10, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals W 94 79 28 25 W 2
54 Thu, Feb 11, 1954 Box Score N New York Knicks W OT 84 81 29 25 W 3 at Philadelphia, PA
55 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets L 93 96 29 26 L 1
56 Sun, Feb 14, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 103 89 30 26 W 1
57 Tue, Feb 16, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 85 87 30 27 L 1
58 Thu, Feb 18, 1954 Box Score @ Minneapolis Lakers W 105 92 31 27 W 1
59 Fri, Feb 19, 1954 Box Score @ Milwaukee Hawks W 78 73 32 27 W 2
60 Sun, Feb 21, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 95 85 33 27 W 3 at Providence, RI
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Feb 22, 1954 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 3OT 111 110 34 27 W 4 at Worcester, MA
62 Tue, Feb 23, 1954 Box Score N Rochester Royals L 77 93 34 28 L 1 at New York, NY
63 Thu, Feb 25, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals W 101 96 35 28 W 1
64 Sat, Feb 27, 1954 Box Score @ Rochester Royals W 75 74 36 28 W 2
65 Sun, Feb 28, 1954 Box Score N Milwaukee Hawks W 93 74 37 28 W 3 at Providence, RI
66 Tue, Mar 2, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 71 86 37 29 L 1
67 Fri, Mar 5, 1954 Box Score Minneapolis Lakers W 128 106 38 29 W 1
68 Sun, Mar 7, 1954 Box Score Fort Wayne Pistons W 86 80 39 29 W 2
69 Thu, Mar 11, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L OT 95 97 39 30 L 1
70 Fri, Mar 12, 1954 Box Score N Philadelphia Warriors W 2OT 97 95 40 30 W 1 at New Haven, CT
71 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 97 85 41 30 W 2
72 Sun, Mar 14, 1954 Box Score Philadelphia Warriors W 97 92 42 30 W 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 16, 1954 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 93 71 1 0 W 1 Round Robin
2 Wed, Mar 17, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L OT 95 96 1 1 L 1 Round Robin
3 Sat, Mar 20, 1954 Box Score New York Knicks W 79 78 2 1 W 1 Round Robin
4 Mon, Mar 22, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 85 98 2 2 L 1 Round Robin
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Thu, Mar 25, 1954 Box Score @ Syracuse Nationals L 94 109 2 3 L 2
6 Sat, Mar 27, 1954 Box Score Syracuse Nationals L 76 83 2 4 L 3