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1954-55 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 36-36, Finished 3rd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (36-36)

PTS/G: 101.5 (1st of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.5 (8th of 8)
SRS: -0.03 (5th of 8) ▪ Pace: 108.6 (1st of 8)
Off Rtg: 93.0 (1st of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 93.0 (8th of 8)
Expected W-L: 36-36 (5th of 8)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1955 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-3) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (1-2) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
17 Don Barksdale SF 6-6 200 March 31, 1923 3 University of California, Los Angeles
18 Bob Brannum PF 6-5 215 May 28, 1925 4 Michigan State University
14 Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 August 9, 1928 4 College of the Holy Cross
20 Bob Houbregs C 6-7 210 March 12, 1932 1 University of Washington
22 Ed Macauley C 6-8 185 March 22, 1928 5 Saint Louis University
15 Red Morrison C 6-8 220 April 26, 1932 R University of Idaho
16 Jack Nichols PF 6-7 222 April 9, 1926 5 University of Washington
12 Togo Palazzi SG 6-4 205 August 8, 1932 R College of the Holy Cross
23 Frank Ramsey SF 6-3 190 July 13, 1931 R University of Kentucky
24 Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 March 1, 1922 8 University of San Francisco
21 Bill Sharman SG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 4 University of Southern California
5 Skippy Whitaker PG 6-1 180 August 29, 1930 R University of Kentucky

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 72 2604 6533 .399 2604 6533 .399 2097 2704 .776 4293 1905 1859 7305
Team/G 36.2 90.7 .399 36.2 90.7 .399 29.1 37.6 .776 59.6 26.5 25.8 101.5
Lg Rank 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 5 1
Year/Year 16.7% 17.1% -0.001 16.7% 17.1% -0.001 13.3% 6.0% +0.050 11.0% 7.4% -5.6% 15.7%
Opponent 72 7309
Opponent/G 101.5
Lg Rank 8
Year/Year 18.9%

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 36 36 -0.06 0.05 -0.03 93.0 93.0 108.6 .414 .399 .321 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 5 5 5 4 5 1 8 1 5 1 2

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 26 71 2747 522 1316 .397 522 1316 .397 460 570 .807 424 557 165 1504
2 Ed Macauley 26 71 2706 403 951 .424 403 951 .424 442 558 .792 600 275 171 1248
3 Bill Sharman 28 68 2453 453 1062 .427 453 1062 .427 347 387 .897 302 280 212 1253
4 Jack Nichols 28 64 1910 249 656 .380 249 656 .380 138 177 .780 533 144 238 636
5 Don Barksdale 31 72 1790 267 699 .382 267 699 .382 220 338 .651 545 129 225 754
6 Frank Ramsey 23 64 1754 236 592 .399 236 592 .399 243 322 .755 402 185 250 715
7 Bob Brannum 29 71 1623 176 465 .378 176 465 .378 90 127 .709 492 127 232 442
8 Red Morrison 22 71 1227 120 284 .423 120 284 .423 72 115 .626 451 82 222 312
9 Fred Scolari 32 59 619 76 249 .305 76 249 .305 39 49 .796 77 93 76 191
10 Togo Palazzi 22 53 504 101 253 .399 101 253 .399 45 60 .750 146 30 60 247
11 Skippy Whitaker 24 3 15 1 6 .167 1 6 .167 0 0 1 1 4 2
12 Bob Houbregs* 22

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 Bob Cousy 26 71 38.7 7.4 18.5 .397 7.4 18.5 .397 6.5 8.0 .807 6.0 7.8 2.3 21.2
2 Ed Macauley 26 71 38.1 5.7 13.4 .424 5.7 13.4 .424 6.2 7.9 .792 8.5 3.9 2.4 17.6
3 Bill Sharman 28 68 36.1 6.7 15.6 .427 6.7 15.6 .427 5.1 5.7 .897 4.4 4.1 3.1 18.4
4 Jack Nichols 28 64 29.8 3.9 10.3 .380 3.9 10.3 .380 2.2 2.8 .780 8.3 2.3 3.7 9.9
5 Frank Ramsey 23 64 27.4 3.7 9.3 .399 3.7 9.3 .399 3.8 5.0 .755 6.3 2.9 3.9 11.2
6 Don Barksdale 31 72 24.9 3.7 9.7 .382 3.7 9.7 .382 3.1 4.7 .651 7.6 1.8 3.1 10.5
7 Bob Brannum 29 71 22.9 2.5 6.5 .378 2.5 6.5 .378 1.3 1.8 .709 6.9 1.8 3.3 6.2
8 Red Morrison 22 71 17.3 1.7 4.0 .423 1.7 4.0 .423 1.0 1.6 .626 6.4 1.2 3.1 4.4
9 Fred Scolari 32 59 10.5 1.3 4.2 .305 1.3 4.2 .305 0.7 0.8 .796 1.3 1.6 1.3 3.2
10 Togo Palazzi 22 53 9.5 1.9 4.8 .399 1.9 4.8 .399 0.8 1.1 .750 2.8 0.6 1.1 4.7
11 Skippy Whitaker 24 3 5.0 0.3 2.0 .167 0.3 2.0 .167 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.7
12 Bob Houbregs* 22

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 26 71 2747 6.8 17.2 .397 6.8 17.2 .397 6.0 7.5 .807 5.6 7.3 2.2 19.7
2 Ed Macauley 26 71 2706 5.4 12.7 .424 5.4 12.7 .424 5.9 7.4 .792 8.0 3.7 2.3 16.6
3 Bill Sharman 28 68 2453 6.6 15.6 .427 6.6 15.6 .427 5.1 5.7 .897 4.4 4.1 3.1 18.4
4 Jack Nichols 28 64 1910 4.7 12.4 .380 4.7 12.4 .380 2.6 3.3 .780 10.0 2.7 4.5 12.0
5 Don Barksdale 31 72 1790 5.4 14.1 .382 5.4 14.1 .382 4.4 6.8 .651 11.0 2.6 4.5 15.2
6 Frank Ramsey 23 64 1754 4.8 12.2 .399 4.8 12.2 .399 5.0 6.6 .755 8.3 3.8 5.1 14.7
7 Bob Brannum 29 71 1623 3.9 10.3 .378 3.9 10.3 .378 2.0 2.8 .709 10.9 2.8 5.1 9.8
8 Red Morrison 22 71 1227 3.5 8.3 .423 3.5 8.3 .423 2.1 3.4 .626 13.2 2.4 6.5 9.2
9 Fred Scolari 32 59 619 4.4 14.5 .305 4.4 14.5 .305 2.3 2.8 .796 4.5 5.4 4.4 11.1
10 Togo Palazzi 22 53 504 7.2 18.1 .399 7.2 18.1 .399 3.2 4.3 .750 10.4 2.1 4.3 17.6
11 Skippy Whitaker 24 3 15 2.4 14.4 .167 2.4 14.4 .167 0.0 0.0 2.4 2.4 9.6 4.8
12 Bob Houbregs* 22

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 26 71 2747 .397 .397 .807
2 Ed Macauley 26 71 2706 .424 .424 .792
3 Bill Sharman 28 68 2453 .427 .427 .897
4 Jack Nichols 28 64 1910 .380 .380 .780
5 Don Barksdale 31 72 1790 .382 .382 .651
6 Frank Ramsey 23 64 1754 .399 .399 .755
7 Bob Brannum 29 71 1623 .378 .378 .709
8 Red Morrison 22 71 1227 .423 .423 .626
9 Fred Scolari 32 59 619 .305 .305 .796
10 Togo Palazzi 22 53 504 .399 .399 .750
11 Skippy Whitaker 24 3 15 .167 .167
12 Bob Houbregs* 22

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 26 71 2747 21.3 .480 .397 .433 6.3 1.5 7.8 .137
2 Ed Macauley 26 71 2706 18.6 .522 .424 .587 7.5 1.4 8.9 .157
3 Bill Sharman 28 68 2453 17.2 .508 .427 .364 6.7 1.0 7.7 .150
4 Jack Nichols 28 64 1910 12.0 .433 .380 .270 0.6 1.0 1.6 .040
5 Don Barksdale 31 72 1790 14.3 .445 .382 .484 1.2 1.0 2.2 .059
6 Frank Ramsey 23 64 1754 14.8 .487 .399 .544 3.1 0.9 4.0 .110
7 Bob Brannum 29 71 1623 10.8 .424 .378 .273 0.2 0.9 1.1 .032
8 Red Morrison 22 71 1227 11.6 .466 .423 .405 1.0 0.8 1.7 .068
9 Fred Scolari 32 59 619 7.8 .353 .305 .197 -1.0 0.3 -0.7 -0.057
10 Togo Palazzi 22 53 504 15.0 .442 .399 .237 0.3 0.3 0.6 .053
11 Skippy Whitaker 24 3 15 -8.7 .167 .167 .000 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.283
12 Bob Houbregs* 22

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 Bob Cousy 26 7 299 53 139 .381 53 139 .381 46 48 .958 43 65 26 152
2 Bill Sharman 28 7 290 55 110 .500 55 110 .500 35 38 .921 38 38 24 145
3 Ed Macauley 26 7 283 43 93 .462 43 93 .462 41 54 .759 52 32 21 127
4 Jack Nichols 28 7 231 30 81 .370 30 81 .370 13 16 .813 49 23 28 73
5 Bob Brannum 29 7 225 26 61 .426 26 61 .426 11 19 .579 79 13 32 63
6 Frank Ramsey 23 7 154 28 54 .519 28 54 .519 19 26 .731 35 16 27 75
7 Don Barksdale 31 7 122 18 40 .450 18 40 .450 18 21 .857 35 10 17 54
8 Red Morrison 22 7 42 3 8 .375 3 8 .375 1 3 .333 14 1 22 7
9 Togo Palazzi 22 5 30 12 24 .500 12 24 .500 5 10 .500 14 1 7 29
10 Fred Scolari 32 5 29 4 15 .267 4 15 .267 4 5 .800 5 3 7 12

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 Bob Cousy 26 7 42.7 7.6 19.9 .381 7.6 19.9 .381 6.6 6.9 .958 6.1 9.3 3.7 21.7
2 Bill Sharman 28 7 41.4 7.9 15.7 .500 7.9 15.7 .500 5.0 5.4 .921 5.4 5.4 3.4 20.7
3 Ed Macauley 26 7 40.4 6.1 13.3 .462 6.1 13.3 .462 5.9 7.7 .759 7.4 4.6 3.0 18.1
4 Jack Nichols 28 7 33.0 4.3 11.6 .370 4.3 11.6 .370 1.9 2.3 .813 7.0 3.3 4.0 10.4
5 Bob Brannum 29 7 32.1 3.7 8.7 .426 3.7 8.7 .426 1.6 2.7 .579 11.3 1.9 4.6 9.0
6 Frank Ramsey 23 7 22.0 4.0 7.7 .519 4.0 7.7 .519 2.7 3.7 .731 5.0 2.3 3.9 10.7
7 Don Barksdale 31 7 17.4 2.6 5.7 .450 2.6 5.7 .450 2.6 3.0 .857 5.0 1.4 2.4 7.7
8 Red Morrison 22 7 6.0 0.4 1.1 .375 0.4 1.1 .375 0.1 0.4 .333 2.0 0.1 3.1 1.0
9 Togo Palazzi 22 5 6.0 2.4 4.8 .500 2.4 4.8 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 2.8 0.2 1.4 5.8
10 Fred Scolari 32 5 5.8 0.8 3.0 .267 0.8 3.0 .267 0.8 1.0 .800 1.0 0.6 1.4 2.4

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 Bob Cousy 26 7 299 6.4 16.7 .381 6.4 16.7 .381 5.5 5.8 .958 5.2 7.8 3.1 18.3
2 Bill Sharman 28 7 290 6.8 13.7 .500 6.8 13.7 .500 4.3 4.7 .921 4.7 4.7 3.0 18.0
3 Ed Macauley 26 7 283 5.5 11.8 .462 5.5 11.8 .462 5.2 6.9 .759 6.6 4.1 2.7 16.2
4 Jack Nichols 28 7 231 4.7 12.6 .370 4.7 12.6 .370 2.0 2.5 .813 7.6 3.6 4.4 11.4
5 Bob Brannum 29 7 225 4.2 9.8 .426 4.2 9.8 .426 1.8 3.0 .579 12.6 2.1 5.1 10.1
6 Frank Ramsey 23 7 154 6.5 12.6 .519 6.5 12.6 .519 4.4 6.1 .731 8.2 3.7 6.3 17.5
7 Don Barksdale 31 7 122 5.3 11.8 .450 5.3 11.8 .450 5.3 6.2 .857 10.3 3.0 5.0 15.9
8 Red Morrison 22 7 42 2.6 6.9 .375 2.6 6.9 .375 0.9 2.6 .333 12.0 0.9 18.9 6.0
9 Togo Palazzi 22 5 30 14.4 28.8 .500 14.4 28.8 .500 6.0 12.0 .500 16.8 1.2 8.4 34.8
10 Fred Scolari 32 5 29 5.0 18.6 .267 5.0 18.6 .267 5.0 6.2 .800 6.2 3.7 8.7 14.9

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 Bob Cousy 26 7 299 .381 .381 .958
2 Bill Sharman 28 7 290 .500 .500 .921
3 Ed Macauley 26 7 283 .462 .462 .759
4 Jack Nichols 28 7 231 .370 .370 .813
5 Bob Brannum 29 7 225 .426 .426 .579
6 Frank Ramsey 23 7 154 .519 .519 .731
7 Don Barksdale 31 7 122 .450 .450 .857
8 Red Morrison 22 7 42 .375 .375 .333
9 Togo Palazzi 22 5 30 .500 .500 .500
10 Fred Scolari 32 5 29 .267 .267 .800

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 Bob Cousy 26 7 299 19.7 .475 .381 .345 35.0 0.5 -0.1 0.4 .070
2 Bill Sharman 28 7 290 19.6 .572 .500 .345 21.6 1.1 -0.1 1.0 .170
3 Ed Macauley 26 7 283 18.1 .544 .462 .581 17.5 0.8 -0.1 0.7 .126
4 Jack Nichols 28 7 231 10.3 .415 .370 .198 14.9 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.024
5 Bob Brannum 29 7 225 11.8 .454 .426 .311 8.5 0.1 -0.1 0.0 .006
6 Frank Ramsey 23 7 154 18.1 .573 .519 .481 16.9 0.6 0.0 0.5 .161
7 Don Barksdale 31 7 122 17.7 .548 .450 .525 12.6 0.4 0.0 0.3 .123
8 Red Morrison 22 7 42 -2.4 .376 .375 .375 3.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.050
9 Togo Palazzi 22 5 30 29.1 .511 .500 .417 8.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 .182
10 Fred Scolari 32 5 29 5.0 .349 .267 .333 15.7 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.140