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1955-56 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 39-33, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (39-33)

PTS/G: 106.0 (1st of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 105.3 (8th of 8)
SRS: 0.72 (2nd of 8) ▪ Pace: 114.5 (1st of 8)
Off Rtg: 92.2 (3rd of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 91.7 (6th of 8)
Expected W-L: 38-34 (3rd of 8)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1956 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (1-2) versus Syracuse Nationals  (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
23 Ernie Barrett SG 6-3 180 August 27, 1929 1 Kansas State University
14 Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 August 9, 1928 5 College of the Holy Cross
20 Dick Hemric PF 6-6 220 August 29, 1933 R Wake Forest University
18 Jim Loscutoff SF 6-5 220 February 4, 1930 R University of Oregon
22 Ed Macauley C 6-8 185 March 22, 1928 6 Saint Louis University
15 Red Morrison C 6-8 220 April 26, 1932 1 University of Idaho
16 Jack Nichols PF 6-7 222 April 9, 1926 6 University of Washington
12 Togo Palazzi SF 6-4 205 August 8, 1932 1 College of the Holy Cross
19 Arnie Risen C 6-9 200 October 9, 1924 7 Ohio State University
21 Bill Sharman SG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 5 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 72 2745 6913 .397 2745 6913 .397 2142 2785 .769 4583 1834 1874 7632
Team/G 38.1 96.0 .397 38.1 96.0 .397 29.8 38.7 .769 63.7 25.5 26.0 106.0
Lg Rank 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 4 1
Year/Year 5.4% 5.8% -0.002 5.4% 5.8% -0.002 2.1% 3.0% -0.006 6.8% -3.7% 0.8% 4.5%
Opponent 72 7585
Opponent/G 105.3
Lg Rank 8
Year/Year 3.8%

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 38 34 0.65 0.07 0.72 92.2 91.7 114.5 .403 .397 .310 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 3 3 3 4 2 3 6 1 6 2 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 27 72 2767 440 1223 .360 440 1223 .360 476 564 .844 492 642 206 1356
2 Bill Sharman 29 72 2698 538 1229 .438 538 1229 .438 358 413 .867 259 339 197 1434
3 Ed Macauley 27 71 2354 420 995 .422 420 995 .422 400 504 .794 422 211 158 1240
4 Jack Nichols 29 60 1964 330 799 .413 330 799 .413 200 253 .791 625 160 228 860
5 Arnie Risen 31 68 1597 189 493 .383 189 493 .383 170 240 .708 553 88 300 548
6 Jim Loscutoff 25 71 1582 226 628 .360 226 628 .360 139 207 .671 622 65 213 591
7 Ernie Barrett 26 72 1451 207 533 .388 207 533 .388 93 118 .788 243 174 184 507
8 Dick Hemric 22 71 1329 161 400 .403 161 400 .403 177 273 .648 399 60 142 499
9 Red Morrison 23 71 910 89 240 .371 89 240 .371 44 89 .494 345 53 159 222
10 Togo Palazzi 23 63 703 145 373 .389 145 373 .389 85 124 .685 182 42 87 375

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 27 72 38.4 6.1 17.0 .360 6.1 17.0 .360 6.6 7.8 .844 6.8 8.9 2.9 18.8
2 Bill Sharman 29 72 37.5 7.5 17.1 .438 7.5 17.1 .438 5.0 5.7 .867 3.6 4.7 2.7 19.9
3 Ed Macauley 27 71 33.2 5.9 14.0 .422 5.9 14.0 .422 5.6 7.1 .794 5.9 3.0 2.2 17.5
4 Jack Nichols 29 60 32.7 5.5 13.3 .413 5.5 13.3 .413 3.3 4.2 .791 10.4 2.7 3.8 14.3
5 Arnie Risen 31 68 23.5 2.8 7.3 .383 2.8 7.3 .383 2.5 3.5 .708 8.1 1.3 4.4 8.1
6 Jim Loscutoff 25 71 22.3 3.2 8.8 .360 3.2 8.8 .360 2.0 2.9 .671 8.8 0.9 3.0 8.3
7 Ernie Barrett 26 72 20.2 2.9 7.4 .388 2.9 7.4 .388 1.3 1.6 .788 3.4 2.4 2.6 7.0
8 Dick Hemric 22 71 18.7 2.3 5.6 .403 2.3 5.6 .403 2.5 3.8 .648 5.6 0.8 2.0 7.0
9 Red Morrison 23 71 12.8 1.3 3.4 .371 1.3 3.4 .371 0.6 1.3 .494 4.9 0.7 2.2 3.1
10 Togo Palazzi 23 63 11.2 2.3 5.9 .389 2.3 5.9 .389 1.3 2.0 .685 2.9 0.7 1.4 6.0

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 27 72 2767 5.7 15.9 .360 5.7 15.9 .360 6.2 7.3 .844 6.4 8.4 2.7 17.6
2 Bill Sharman 29 72 2698 7.2 16.4 .438 7.2 16.4 .438 4.8 5.5 .867 3.5 4.5 2.6 19.1
3 Ed Macauley 27 71 2354 6.4 15.2 .422 6.4 15.2 .422 6.1 7.7 .794 6.5 3.2 2.4 19.0
4 Jack Nichols 29 60 1964 6.0 14.6 .413 6.0 14.6 .413 3.7 4.6 .791 11.5 2.9 4.2 15.8
5 Arnie Risen 31 68 1597 4.3 11.1 .383 4.3 11.1 .383 3.8 5.4 .708 12.5 2.0 6.8 12.4
6 Jim Loscutoff 25 71 1582 5.1 14.3 .360 5.1 14.3 .360 3.2 4.7 .671 14.2 1.5 4.8 13.4
7 Ernie Barrett 26 72 1451 5.1 13.2 .388 5.1 13.2 .388 2.3 2.9 .788 6.0 4.3 4.6 12.6
8 Dick Hemric 22 71 1329 4.4 10.8 .403 4.4 10.8 .403 4.8 7.4 .648 10.8 1.6 3.8 13.5
9 Red Morrison 23 71 910 3.5 9.5 .371 3.5 9.5 .371 1.7 3.5 .494 13.6 2.1 6.3 8.8
10 Togo Palazzi 23 63 703 7.4 19.1 .389 7.4 19.1 .389 4.4 6.3 .685 9.3 2.2 4.5 19.2

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 27 72 2767 .360 .360 .844
2 Bill Sharman 29 72 2698 .438 .438 .867
3 Ed Macauley 27 71 2354 .422 .422 .794
4 Jack Nichols 29 60 1964 .413 .413 .791
5 Arnie Risen 31 68 1597 .383 .383 .708
6 Jim Loscutoff 25 71 1582 .360 .360 .671
7 Ernie Barrett 26 72 1451 .388 .388 .788
8 Dick Hemric 22 71 1329 .403 .403 .648
9 Red Morrison 23 71 910 .371 .371 .494
10 Togo Palazzi 23 63 703 .389 .389 .685

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 27 72 2767 20.2 .461 .360 .461 4.3 2.6 6.8 .119
2 Bill Sharman 29 72 2698 17.7 .508 .438 .336 7.2 1.6 8.8 .157
3 Ed Macauley 27 71 2354 18.3 .510 .422 .507 6.2 1.6 7.8 .158
4 Jack Nichols 29 60 1964 16.5 .472 .413 .317 2.6 1.8 4.4 .107
5 Arnie Risen 31 68 1597 12.1 .458 .383 .487 1.2 1.4 2.6 .079
6 Jim Loscutoff 25 71 1582 12.7 .411 .360 .330 -0.6 1.5 0.9 .026
7 Ernie Barrett 26 72 1451 11.2 .433 .388 .221 0.5 1.0 1.5 .051
8 Dick Hemric 22 71 1329 13.8 .480 .403 .683 1.7 1.1 2.7 .099
9 Red Morrison 23 71 910 9.6 .398 .371 .371 -0.4 0.9 0.5 .024
10 Togo Palazzi 23 63 703 14.8 .439 .389 .332 0.3 0.5 0.8 .057

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 27 3 124 28 56 .500 28 56 .500 23 25 .920 24 26 4 79
2 Bill Sharman 29 3 119 18 46 .391 18 46 .391 16 17 .941 7 12 7 52
3 Jack Nichols 29 3 100 16 43 .372 16 43 .372 9 10 .900 36 10 13 41
4 Jim Loscutoff 25 3 89 11 31 .355 11 31 .355 7 9 .778 26 4 8 29
5 Arnie Risen 31 3 88 12 34 .353 12 34 .353 13 18 .722 44 2 15 37
6 Ed Macauley 27 3 73 12 30 .400 12 30 .400 7 11 .636 15 5 6 31
7 Dick Hemric 22 3 54 5 24 .208 5 24 .208 9 16 .563 22 1 7 19
8 Ernie Barrett 26 3 43 4 13 .308 4 13 .308 3 3 1.000 7 4 7 11
9 Red Morrison 23 3 23 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 0 4 .000 11 0 5 4
10 Togo Palazzi 23 2 7 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 0 0 2 0 1 2

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 27 3 41.3 9.3 18.7 .500 9.3 18.7 .500 7.7 8.3 .920 8.0 8.7 1.3 26.3
2 Bill Sharman 29 3 39.7 6.0 15.3 .391 6.0 15.3 .391 5.3 5.7 .941 2.3 4.0 2.3 17.3
3 Jack Nichols 29 3 33.3 5.3 14.3 .372 5.3 14.3 .372 3.0 3.3 .900 12.0 3.3 4.3 13.7
4 Jim Loscutoff 25 3 29.7 3.7 10.3 .355 3.7 10.3 .355 2.3 3.0 .778 8.7 1.3 2.7 9.7
5 Arnie Risen 31 3 29.3 4.0 11.3 .353 4.0 11.3 .353 4.3 6.0 .722 14.7 0.7 5.0 12.3
6 Ed Macauley 27 3 24.3 4.0 10.0 .400 4.0 10.0 .400 2.3 3.7 .636 5.0 1.7 2.0 10.3
7 Dick Hemric 22 3 18.0 1.7 8.0 .208 1.7 8.0 .208 3.0 5.3 .563 7.3 0.3 2.3 6.3
8 Ernie Barrett 26 3 14.3 1.3 4.3 .308 1.3 4.3 .308 1.0 1.0 1.000 2.3 1.3 2.3 3.7
9 Red Morrison 23 3 7.7 0.7 2.3 .286 0.7 2.3 .286 0.0 1.3 .000 3.7 0.0 1.7 1.3
10 Togo Palazzi 23 2 3.5 0.5 2.5 .200 0.5 2.5 .200 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 1.0

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 27 3 124 8.1 16.3 .500 8.1 16.3 .500 6.7 7.3 .920 7.0 7.5 1.2 22.9
2 Bill Sharman 29 3 119 5.4 13.9 .391 5.4 13.9 .391 4.8 5.1 .941 2.1 3.6 2.1 15.7
3 Jack Nichols 29 3 100 5.8 15.5 .372 5.8 15.5 .372 3.2 3.6 .900 13.0 3.6 4.7 14.8
4 Jim Loscutoff 25 3 89 4.4 12.5 .355 4.4 12.5 .355 2.8 3.6 .778 10.5 1.6 3.2 11.7
5 Arnie Risen 31 3 88 4.9 13.9 .353 4.9 13.9 .353 5.3 7.4 .722 18.0 0.8 6.1 15.1
6 Ed Macauley 27 3 73 5.9 14.8 .400 5.9 14.8 .400 3.5 5.4 .636 7.4 2.5 3.0 15.3
7 Dick Hemric 22 3 54 3.3 16.0 .208 3.3 16.0 .208 6.0 10.7 .563 14.7 0.7 4.7 12.7
8 Ernie Barrett 26 3 43 3.3 10.9 .308 3.3 10.9 .308 2.5 2.5 1.000 5.9 3.3 5.9 9.2
9 Red Morrison 23 3 23 3.1 11.0 .286 3.1 11.0 .286 0.0 6.3 .000 17.2 0.0 7.8 6.3
10 Togo Palazzi 23 2 7 5.1 25.7 .200 5.1 25.7 .200 0.0 0.0 10.3 0.0 5.1 10.3

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 27 3 124 .500 .500 .920
2 Bill Sharman 29 3 119 .391 .391 .941
3 Jack Nichols 29 3 100 .372 .372 .900
4 Jim Loscutoff 25 3 89 .355 .355 .778
5 Arnie Risen 31 3 88 .353 .353 .722
6 Ed Macauley 27 3 73 .400 .400 .636
7 Dick Hemric 22 3 54 .208 .208 .563
8 Ernie Barrett 26 3 43 .308 .308 1.000
9 Red Morrison 23 3 23 .286 .286 .000
10 Togo Palazzi 23 2 7 .200 .200

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 27 3 124 31.6 .590 .500 .446 39.5 0.7 0.3 1.0 .381
2 Bill Sharman 29 3 119 14.7 .486 .391 .370 16.6 0.2 0.1 0.4 .142
3 Jack Nichols 29 3 100 17.0 .432 .372 .233 16.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 .118
4 Jim Loscutoff 25 3 89 12.1 .415 .355 .290 7.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 .067
5 Arnie Risen 31 3 88 16.9 .441 .353 .529 3.7 0.0 0.2 0.2 .129
6 Ed Macauley 27 3 73 14.3 .445 .400 .367 11.6 0.0 0.1 0.2 .100
7 Dick Hemric 22 3 54 7.4 .306 .208 .667 2.8 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.112
8 Ernie Barrett 26 3 43 7.0 .384 .308 .231 14.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 .035
9 Red Morrison 23 3 23 1.9 .228 .286 .571 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.128
10 Togo Palazzi 23 2 7 -5.4 .200 .200 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.416