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1956-57 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 44-28, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (44-28)

PTS/G: 105.5 (1st of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 100.2 (5th of 8)
SRS: 4.79 (1st of 8) ▪ Pace: 118.0 (1st of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.5 (5th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 84.0 (1st of 8)
Expected W-L: 49-23 (1st of 8)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1957 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus St. Louis Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (0-3) 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
14 Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 August 9, 1928 6 College of the Holy Cross
15 Tom Heinsohn PF 6-7 218 August 26, 1934 R College of the Holy Cross
20 Dick Hemric PF 6-6 220 August 29, 1933 1 Wake Forest University
18 Jim Loscutoff SF 6-5 220 February 4, 1930 1 University of Oregon
16 Jack Nichols PF 6-7 222 April 9, 1926 7 University of Washington
12 Togo Palazzi SF 6-4 205 August 8, 1932 2 College of the Holy Cross
17 Andy Phillip PG 6-2 195 March 7, 1922 9 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
23 Frank Ramsey SG 6-3 190 July 13, 1931 1 University of Kentucky
19 Arnie Risen C 6-9 200 October 9, 1924 8 Ohio State University
6 Bill Russell C 6-10 215 February 12, 1934 R University of San Francisco
21 Bill Sharman SG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 6 University of Southern California
29 Lou Tsioropoulos SF 6-5 190 August 31, 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 2808 7326 .383 2808 7326 .383 1983 2644 .750 4963 1464 1851 7599
Team/G 39.0 101.8 .383 39.0 101.8 .383 27.5 36.7 .750 68.9 20.3 25.7 105.5
Lg Rank 1 1 4 1 1 4 5 5 4 1 2 6 1
Year/Year 2.3% 6.0% -0.014 2.3% 6.0% -0.014 -7.4% -5.1% -0.019 8.3% -20.2% -1.2% -0.4%
Opponent 72 7213
Opponent/G 100.2
Lg Rank 5
Year/Year -4.9%

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 49 23 5.36 -0.57 4.79 88.5 84.0 118.0 .361 .383 .271 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 1 1 1 8 1 5 1 1 7 4 7

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 Bill Sharman 30 67 2403 516 1241 .416 516 1241 .416 381 421 .905 286 236 188 1413
2 Bob Cousy 28 64 2364 478 1264 .378 478 1264 .378 363 442 .821 309 478 134 1319
3 Jim Loscutoff 26 70 2220 306 888 .345 306 888 .345 132 187 .706 730 89 244 744
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 72 2150 446 1123 .397 446 1123 .397 271 343 .790 705 117 304 1163
5 Bill Russell 22 48 1695 277 649 .427 277 649 .427 152 309 .492 943 88 143 706
6 Andy Phillip 34 67 1476 105 277 .379 105 277 .379 88 137 .642 181 168 121 298
7 Jack Nichols 30 61 1372 195 537 .363 195 537 .363 108 136 .794 374 85 185 498
8 Dick Hemric 23 67 1055 109 317 .344 109 317 .344 146 210 .695 304 42 98 364
9 Arnie Risen 32 43 935 119 307 .388 119 307 .388 106 156 .679 286 53 163 344
10 Frank Ramsey 25 35 807 137 349 .393 137 349 .393 144 182 .791 178 67 113 418
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 26 52 670 79 256 .309 79 256 .309 69 89 .775 207 33 135 227
12 Togo Palazzi 24 21 233 41 118 .347 41 118 .347 23 32 .719 75 8 23 105

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 28 64 36.9 7.5 19.8 .378 7.5 19.8 .378 5.7 6.9 .821 4.8 7.5 2.1 20.6
2 Bill Sharman 30 67 35.9 7.7 18.5 .416 7.7 18.5 .416 5.7 6.3 .905 4.3 3.5 2.8 21.1
3 Bill Russell 22 48 35.3 5.8 13.5 .427 5.8 13.5 .427 3.2 6.4 .492 19.6 1.8 3.0 14.7
4 Jim Loscutoff 26 70 31.7 4.4 12.7 .345 4.4 12.7 .345 1.9 2.7 .706 10.4 1.3 3.5 10.6
5 Tom Heinsohn 22 72 29.9 6.2 15.6 .397 6.2 15.6 .397 3.8 4.8 .790 9.8 1.6 4.2 16.2
6 Frank Ramsey 25 35 23.1 3.9 10.0 .393 3.9 10.0 .393 4.1 5.2 .791 5.1 1.9 3.2 11.9
7 Jack Nichols 30 61 22.5 3.2 8.8 .363 3.2 8.8 .363 1.8 2.2 .794 6.1 1.4 3.0 8.2
8 Andy Phillip 34 67 22.0 1.6 4.1 .379 1.6 4.1 .379 1.3 2.0 .642 2.7 2.5 1.8 4.4
9 Arnie Risen 32 43 21.7 2.8 7.1 .388 2.8 7.1 .388 2.5 3.6 .679 6.7 1.2 3.8 8.0
10 Dick Hemric 23 67 15.7 1.6 4.7 .344 1.6 4.7 .344 2.2 3.1 .695 4.5 0.6 1.5 5.4
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 26 52 12.9 1.5 4.9 .309 1.5 4.9 .309 1.3 1.7 .775 4.0 0.6 2.6 4.4
12 Togo Palazzi 24 21 11.1 2.0 5.6 .347 2.0 5.6 .347 1.1 1.5 .719 3.6 0.4 1.1 5.0

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 Bill Sharman 30 67 2403 7.7 18.6 .416 7.7 18.6 .416 5.7 6.3 .905 4.3 3.5 2.8 21.2
2 Bob Cousy 28 64 2364 7.3 19.2 .378 7.3 19.2 .378 5.5 6.7 .821 4.7 7.3 2.0 20.1
3 Jim Loscutoff 26 70 2220 5.0 14.4 .345 5.0 14.4 .345 2.1 3.0 .706 11.8 1.4 4.0 12.1
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 72 2150 7.5 18.8 .397 7.5 18.8 .397 4.5 5.7 .790 11.8 2.0 5.1 19.5
5 Bill Russell 22 48 1695 5.9 13.8 .427 5.9 13.8 .427 3.2 6.6 .492 20.0 1.9 3.0 15.0
6 Andy Phillip 34 67 1476 2.6 6.8 .379 2.6 6.8 .379 2.1 3.3 .642 4.4 4.1 3.0 7.3
7 Jack Nichols 30 61 1372 5.1 14.1 .363 5.1 14.1 .363 2.8 3.6 .794 9.8 2.2 4.9 13.1
8 Dick Hemric 23 67 1055 3.7 10.8 .344 3.7 10.8 .344 5.0 7.2 .695 10.4 1.4 3.3 12.4
9 Arnie Risen 32 43 935 4.6 11.8 .388 4.6 11.8 .388 4.1 6.0 .679 11.0 2.0 6.3 13.2
10 Frank Ramsey 25 35 807 6.1 15.6 .393 6.1 15.6 .393 6.4 8.1 .791 7.9 3.0 5.0 18.6
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 26 52 670 4.2 13.8 .309 4.2 13.8 .309 3.7 4.8 .775 11.1 1.8 7.3 12.2
12 Togo Palazzi 24 21 233 6.3 18.2 .347 6.3 18.2 .347 3.6 4.9 .719 11.6 1.2 3.6 16.2

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 Bill Sharman 30 67 2403 .416 .416 .905
2 Bob Cousy 28 64 2364 .378 .378 .821
3 Jim Loscutoff 26 70 2220 .345 .345 .706
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 72 2150 .397 .397 .790
5 Bill Russell 22 48 1695 .427 .427 .492
6 Andy Phillip 34 67 1476 .379 .379 .642
7 Jack Nichols 30 61 1372 .363 .363 .794
8 Dick Hemric 23 67 1055 .344 .344 .695
9 Arnie Risen 32 43 935 .388 .388 .679
10 Frank Ramsey 25 35 807 .393 .393 .791
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 26 52 670 .309 .309 .775
12 Togo Palazzi 24 21 233 .347 .347 .719

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 Bill Sharman 30 67 2403 19.4 .495 .416 .339 7.0 3.4 10.4 .207
2 Bob Cousy 28 64 2364 21.0 .452 .378 .350 4.0 4.7 8.8 .178
3 Jim Loscutoff 26 70 2220 11.0 .383 .345 .211 -2.0 4.1 2.1 .046
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 72 2150 18.0 .456 .397 .305 3.0 4.1 7.1 .160
5 Bill Russell 22 48 1695 20.9 .450 .427 .476 1.6 4.6 6.2 .176
6 Andy Phillip 34 67 1476 8.9 .442 .379 .495 0.9 2.2 3.1 .100
7 Jack Nichols 30 61 1372 11.8 .417 .363 .253 0.1 2.4 2.5 .088
8 Dick Hemric 23 67 1055 12.9 .445 .344 .662 0.7 1.8 2.5 .115
9 Arnie Risen 32 43 935 12.8 .458 .388 .508 1.0 1.7 2.7 .140
10 Frank Ramsey 25 35 807 17.4 .487 .393 .521 1.9 1.4 3.3 .194
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 26 52 670 8.8 .385 .309 .348 -0.5 1.2 0.7 .049
12 Togo Palazzi 24 21 233 13.4 .397 .347 .271 -0.2 0.4 0.3 .052

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 28 10 440 67 207 .324 67 207 .324 68 91 .747 61 93 27 202
2 Bill Russell 22 10 409 54 148 .365 54 148 .365 31 61 .508 244 32 41 139
3 Bill Sharman 30 10 377 75 197 .381 75 197 .381 61 64 .953 35 29 23 211
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 10 370 90 231 .390 90 231 .390 49 69 .710 117 20 40 229
5 Jim Loscutoff 26 10 259 31 109 .284 31 109 .284 18 28 .643 83 5 46 80
6 Frank Ramsey 25 10 229 38 82 .463 38 82 .463 46 59 .780 43 17 36 122
7 Arnie Risen 32 10 152 28 63 .444 28 63 .444 19 29 .655 58 8 48 75
8 Andy Phillip 34 10 128 8 22 .364 8 22 .364 6 15 .400 20 17 18 22
9 Jack Nichols 30 10 117 16 40 .400 16 40 .400 3 5 .600 17 7 23 35
10 Dick Hemric 23 2 19 1 7 .143 1 7 .143 0 0 9 1 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 28 10 44.0 6.7 20.7 .324 6.7 20.7 .324 6.8 9.1 .747 6.1 9.3 2.7 20.2
2 Bill Russell 22 10 40.9 5.4 14.8 .365 5.4 14.8 .365 3.1 6.1 .508 24.4 3.2 4.1 13.9
3 Bill Sharman 30 10 37.7 7.5 19.7 .381 7.5 19.7 .381 6.1 6.4 .953 3.5 2.9 2.3 21.1
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 10 37.0 9.0 23.1 .390 9.0 23.1 .390 4.9 6.9 .710 11.7 2.0 4.0 22.9
5 Jim Loscutoff 26 10 25.9 3.1 10.9 .284 3.1 10.9 .284 1.8 2.8 .643 8.3 0.5 4.6 8.0
6 Frank Ramsey 25 10 22.9 3.8 8.2 .463 3.8 8.2 .463 4.6 5.9 .780 4.3 1.7 3.6 12.2
7 Arnie Risen 32 10 15.2 2.8 6.3 .444 2.8 6.3 .444 1.9 2.9 .655 5.8 0.8 4.8 7.5
8 Andy Phillip 34 10 12.8 0.8 2.2 .364 0.8 2.2 .364 0.6 1.5 .400 2.0 1.7 1.8 2.2
9 Jack Nichols 30 10 11.7 1.6 4.0 .400 1.6 4.0 .400 0.3 0.5 .600 1.7 0.7 2.3 3.5
10 Dick Hemric 23 2 9.5 0.5 3.5 .143 0.5 3.5 .143 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.5 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 28 10 440 5.5 16.9 .324 5.5 16.9 .324 5.6 7.4 .747 5.0 7.6 2.2 16.5
2 Bill Russell 22 10 409 4.8 13.0 .365 4.8 13.0 .365 2.7 5.4 .508 21.5 2.8 3.6 12.2
3 Bill Sharman 30 10 377 7.2 18.8 .381 7.2 18.8 .381 5.8 6.1 .953 3.3 2.8 2.2 20.1
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 10 370 8.8 22.5 .390 8.8 22.5 .390 4.8 6.7 .710 11.4 1.9 3.9 22.3
5 Jim Loscutoff 26 10 259 4.3 15.2 .284 4.3 15.2 .284 2.5 3.9 .643 11.5 0.7 6.4 11.1
6 Frank Ramsey 25 10 229 6.0 12.9 .463 6.0 12.9 .463 7.2 9.3 .780 6.8 2.7 5.7 19.2
7 Arnie Risen 32 10 152 6.6 14.9 .444 6.6 14.9 .444 4.5 6.9 .655 13.7 1.9 11.4 17.8
8 Andy Phillip 34 10 128 2.3 6.2 .364 2.3 6.2 .364 1.7 4.2 .400 5.6 4.8 5.1 6.2
9 Jack Nichols 30 10 117 4.9 12.3 .400 4.9 12.3 .400 0.9 1.5 .600 5.2 2.2 7.1 10.8
10 Dick Hemric 23 2 19 1.9 13.3 .143 1.9 13.3 .143 0.0 0.0 17.1 1.9 1.9 3.8

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 28 10 440 .324 .324 .747
2 Bill Russell 22 10 409 .365 .365 .508
3 Bill Sharman 30 10 377 .381 .381 .953
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 10 370 .390 .390 .710
5 Jim Loscutoff 26 10 259 .284 .284 .643
6 Frank Ramsey 25 10 229 .463 .463 .780
7 Arnie Risen 32 10 152 .444 .444 .655
8 Andy Phillip 34 10 128 .364 .364 .400
9 Jack Nichols 30 10 117 .400 .400 .600
10 Dick Hemric 23 2 19 .143 .143

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 28 10 440 17.1 .409 .324 .440 31.8 0.2 1.1 1.2 .134
2 Bill Russell 22 10 409 18.9 .398 .365 .412 11.4 -0.1 1.5 1.4 .162
3 Bill Sharman 30 10 377 16.5 .469 .381 .325 12.5 0.8 0.5 1.3 .164
4 Tom Heinsohn 22 10 370 19.1 .438 .390 .299 9.4 0.4 0.8 1.2 .157
5 Jim Loscutoff 26 10 259 5.8 .330 .284 .257 2.8 -0.6 0.5 0.0 -0.009
6 Frank Ramsey 25 10 229 19.2 .565 .463 .720 11.4 1.0 0.4 1.4 .290
7 Arnie Risen 32 10 152 15.6 .495 .444 .460 8.3 0.4 0.4 0.7 .235
8 Andy Phillip 34 10 128 7.3 .385 .364 .682 17.6 0.0 0.3 0.3 .096
9 Jack Nichols 30 10 117 6.3 .415 .400 .125 8.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 .079
10 Dick Hemric 23 2 19 4.1 .143 .143 .000 6.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.128