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1964-65 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 62-18, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (62-18)

PTS/G: 112.8 (3rd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.4 (1st of 9)
SRS: 7.46 (1st of 9) ▪ Pace: 123.6 (1st of 9)
Off Rtg: 90.9 (7th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 84.2 (1st of 9)
Expected W-L: 60-20 (1st of 9)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1965 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-1) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (4-3) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (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
21 Ron Bonham SF 6-5 192 May 31, 1942 R University of Cincinnati
11 Mel Counts C 7-0 230 October 16, 1941 R Oregon State University
17 John Havlicek SG 6-5 203 April 8, 1940 2 Ohio State University
15 Tom Heinsohn SF 6-7 218 August 26, 1934 8 College of the Holy Cross
25 K.C. Jones PG 6-1 200 May 25, 1932 6 University of San Francisco
24 Sam Jones SG 6-4 198 June 24, 1933 7 North Carolina Central University
12 Willie Naulls SF 6-6 225 October 7, 1934 8 University of California, Los Angeles
34 Bevo Nordmann C 6-10 225 December 11, 1939 3 Saint Louis University
6 Bill Russell C 6-10 215 February 12, 1934 8 University of San Francisco
16 Tom Sanders PF 6-6 210 November 8, 1938 4 New York University
20 Larry Siegfried SG 6-3 190 May 22, 1939 1 Ohio State University
18 John Thompson PF 6-10 225 September 2, 1941 R Providence College
4 Gerry Ward SG 6-4 195 September 6, 1941 1 Boston College

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 80 19275 3567 8609 .414 3567 8609 .414 1890 2587 .731 5748 1772 2065 9024 112.8
Lg Rank 7 1 1 8 7 8 5 1 2 5 3 3
Opponent 80 19275 8351 104.4
Lg Rank 7 1 1

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 60 20 8.41 -0.93 7.46 90.9 84.2 123.6 .300 .414 .220 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 1 1 1 9 1 7 1 1 9 8 8

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 Russell 30 78 3466 429 980 .438 429 980 .438 244 426 .573 1878 410 204 1102
2 Sam Jones 31 80 2885 821 1818 .452 821 1818 .452 428 522 .820 411 223 176 2070
3 Tom Sanders 26 80 2459 374 871 .429 374 871 .429 193 259 .745 661 92 318 941
4 K.C. Jones 32 78 2434 253 639 .396 253 639 .396 143 227 .630 318 437 263 649
5 John Havlicek 24 75 2169 570 1420 .401 570 1420 .401 235 316 .744 371 199 200 1375
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 67 1706 365 954 .383 365 954 .383 182 229 .795 399 157 252 912
7 Willie Naulls 30 71 1465 302 786 .384 302 786 .384 143 176 .813 336 72 225 747
8 Larry Siegfried 25 72 996 173 417 .415 173 417 .415 109 140 .779 134 119 108 455
9 John Thompson 23 64 699 84 209 .402 84 209 .402 62 105 .590 230 16 141 230
10 Mel Counts 23 54 572 100 272 .368 100 272 .368 58 74 .784 265 19 134 258
11 Ron Bonham 22 37 369 91 220 .414 91 220 .414 92 112 .821 78 19 33 274
12 Gerry Ward 23 3 30 2 18 .111 2 18 .111 1 1 1.000 5 6 6 5
13 Bevo Nordmann 25 3 25 3 5 .600 3 5 .600 0 0 8 3 5 6

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 Bill Russell 30 78 44.4 5.5 12.6 .438 5.5 12.6 .438 3.1 5.5 .573 24.1 5.3 2.6 14.1
2 Sam Jones 31 80 36.1 10.3 22.7 .452 10.3 22.7 .452 5.4 6.5 .820 5.1 2.8 2.2 25.9
3 K.C. Jones 32 78 31.2 3.2 8.2 .396 3.2 8.2 .396 1.8 2.9 .630 4.1 5.6 3.4 8.3
4 Tom Sanders 26 80 30.7 4.7 10.9 .429 4.7 10.9 .429 2.4 3.2 .745 8.3 1.2 4.0 11.8
5 John Havlicek 24 75 28.9 7.6 18.9 .401 7.6 18.9 .401 3.1 4.2 .744 4.9 2.7 2.7 18.3
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 67 25.5 5.4 14.2 .383 5.4 14.2 .383 2.7 3.4 .795 6.0 2.3 3.8 13.6
7 Willie Naulls 30 71 20.6 4.3 11.1 .384 4.3 11.1 .384 2.0 2.5 .813 4.7 1.0 3.2 10.5
8 Larry Siegfried 25 72 13.8 2.4 5.8 .415 2.4 5.8 .415 1.5 1.9 .779 1.9 1.7 1.5 6.3
9 John Thompson 23 64 10.9 1.3 3.3 .402 1.3 3.3 .402 1.0 1.6 .590 3.6 0.3 2.2 3.6
10 Mel Counts 23 54 10.6 1.9 5.0 .368 1.9 5.0 .368 1.1 1.4 .784 4.9 0.4 2.5 4.8
11 Gerry Ward 23 3 10.0 0.7 6.0 .111 0.7 6.0 .111 0.3 0.3 1.000 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.7
12 Ron Bonham 22 37 10.0 2.5 5.9 .414 2.5 5.9 .414 2.5 3.0 .821 2.1 0.5 0.9 7.4
13 Bevo Nordmann 25 3 8.3 1.0 1.7 .600 1.0 1.7 .600 0.0 0.0 2.7 1.0 1.7 2.0

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 Russell 30 78 3466 4.5 10.2 .438 4.5 10.2 .438 2.5 4.4 .573 19.5 4.3 2.1 11.4
2 Sam Jones 31 80 2885 10.2 22.7 .452 10.2 22.7 .452 5.3 6.5 .820 5.1 2.8 2.2 25.8
3 Tom Sanders 26 80 2459 5.5 12.8 .429 5.5 12.8 .429 2.8 3.8 .745 9.7 1.3 4.7 13.8
4 K.C. Jones 32 78 2434 3.7 9.5 .396 3.7 9.5 .396 2.1 3.4 .630 4.7 6.5 3.9 9.6
5 John Havlicek 24 75 2169 9.5 23.6 .401 9.5 23.6 .401 3.9 5.2 .744 6.2 3.3 3.3 22.8
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 67 1706 7.7 20.1 .383 7.7 20.1 .383 3.8 4.8 .795 8.4 3.3 5.3 19.2
7 Willie Naulls 30 71 1465 7.4 19.3 .384 7.4 19.3 .384 3.5 4.3 .813 8.3 1.8 5.5 18.4
8 Larry Siegfried 25 72 996 6.3 15.1 .415 6.3 15.1 .415 3.9 5.1 .779 4.8 4.3 3.9 16.4
9 John Thompson 23 64 699 4.3 10.8 .402 4.3 10.8 .402 3.2 5.4 .590 11.8 0.8 7.3 11.8
10 Mel Counts 23 54 572 6.3 17.1 .368 6.3 17.1 .368 3.7 4.7 .784 16.7 1.2 8.4 16.2
11 Ron Bonham 22 37 369 8.9 21.5 .414 8.9 21.5 .414 9.0 10.9 .821 7.6 1.9 3.2 26.7
12 Gerry Ward 23 3 30 2.4 21.6 .111 2.4 21.6 .111 1.2 1.2 1.000 6.0 7.2 7.2 6.0
13 Bevo Nordmann 25 3 25 4.3 7.2 .600 4.3 7.2 .600 0.0 0.0 11.5 4.3 7.2 8.6

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 Russell 30 78 3466 19.5 .472 .438 .435 14.8 2.4 14.4 16.9 .234
2 Sam Jones 31 80 2885 20.7 .505 .452 .287 12.1 7.3 5.5 12.8 .213
3 Tom Sanders 26 80 2459 12.2 .478 .429 .297 4.8 1.9 5.5 7.5 .146
4 K.C. Jones 32 78 2434 11.0 .439 .396 .355 21.9 0.5 6.2 6.7 .132
5 John Havlicek 24 75 2169 16.3 .441 .401 .223 13.8 -0.1 4.6 4.5 .100
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 67 1706 14.3 .432 .383 .240 12.9 -0.5 4.2 3.6 .102
7 Willie Naulls 30 71 1465 12.4 .433 .384 .224 6.8 -0.5 3.1 2.6 .085
8 Larry Siegfried 25 72 996 14.0 .475 .415 .336 15.9 1.0 2.1 3.2 .152
9 John Thompson 23 64 699 9.8 .451 .402 .502 2.8 0.1 1.7 1.8 .124
10 Mel Counts 23 54 572 13.5 .424 .368 .272 4.4 -0.4 1.8 1.5 .123
11 Ron Bonham 22 37 369 21.6 .509 .414 .509 7.6 1.0 0.8 1.8 .230
12 Gerry Ward 23 3 30 -4.7 .136 .111 .056 23.3 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.366
13 Bevo Nordmann 25 3 25 13.0 .600 .600 .000 14.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 .241

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 Bill Russell 30 12 561 79 150 .527 79 150 .527 40 76 .526 302 76 43 198
2 Sam Jones 31 12 495 135 294 .459 135 294 .459 73 84 .869 55 30 39 343
3 John Havlicek 24 12 405 88 250 .352 88 250 .352 46 55 .836 88 29 44 222
4 K.C. Jones 32 12 396 43 104 .413 43 104 .413 35 45 .778 39 74 49 121
5 Tom Sanders 26 12 365 64 152 .421 64 152 .421 31 43 .721 102 19 58 159
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 12 276 66 181 .365 66 181 .365 20 32 .625 84 23 46 152
7 Willie Naulls 30 12 180 39 95 .411 39 95 .411 10 15 .667 51 9 27 88
8 Larry Siegfried 25 12 163 30 79 .380 30 79 .380 24 28 .857 25 21 25 84
9 Mel Counts 23 4 30 4 15 .267 4 15 .267 1 1 1.000 11 1 10 9
10 John Thompson 23 3 21 2 7 .286 2 7 .286 7 7 1.000 12 1 2 11
11 Ron Bonham 22 4 13 5 12 .417 5 12 .417 4 5 .800 1 0 1 14

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 Bill Russell 30 12 46.8 6.6 12.5 .527 6.6 12.5 .527 3.3 6.3 .526 25.2 6.3 3.6 16.5
2 Sam Jones 31 12 41.3 11.3 24.5 .459 11.3 24.5 .459 6.1 7.0 .869 4.6 2.5 3.3 28.6
3 John Havlicek 24 12 33.8 7.3 20.8 .352 7.3 20.8 .352 3.8 4.6 .836 7.3 2.4 3.7 18.5
4 K.C. Jones 32 12 33.0 3.6 8.7 .413 3.6 8.7 .413 2.9 3.8 .778 3.3 6.2 4.1 10.1
5 Tom Sanders 26 12 30.4 5.3 12.7 .421 5.3 12.7 .421 2.6 3.6 .721 8.5 1.6 4.8 13.3
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 12 23.0 5.5 15.1 .365 5.5 15.1 .365 1.7 2.7 .625 7.0 1.9 3.8 12.7
7 Willie Naulls 30 12 15.0 3.3 7.9 .411 3.3 7.9 .411 0.8 1.3 .667 4.3 0.8 2.3 7.3
8 Larry Siegfried 25 12 13.6 2.5 6.6 .380 2.5 6.6 .380 2.0 2.3 .857 2.1 1.8 2.1 7.0
9 Mel Counts 23 4 7.5 1.0 3.8 .267 1.0 3.8 .267 0.3 0.3 1.000 2.8 0.3 2.5 2.3
10 John Thompson 23 3 7.0 0.7 2.3 .286 0.7 2.3 .286 2.3 2.3 1.000 4.0 0.3 0.7 3.7
11 Ron Bonham 22 4 3.3 1.3 3.0 .417 1.3 3.0 .417 1.0 1.3 .800 0.3 0.0 0.3 3.5

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 Bill Russell 30 12 561 5.1 9.6 .527 5.1 9.6 .527 2.6 4.9 .526 19.4 4.9 2.8 12.7
2 Sam Jones 31 12 495 9.8 21.4 .459 9.8 21.4 .459 5.3 6.1 .869 4.0 2.2 2.8 24.9
3 John Havlicek 24 12 405 7.8 22.2 .352 7.8 22.2 .352 4.1 4.9 .836 7.8 2.6 3.9 19.7
4 K.C. Jones 32 12 396 3.9 9.5 .413 3.9 9.5 .413 3.2 4.1 .778 3.5 6.7 4.5 11.0
5 Tom Sanders 26 12 365 6.3 15.0 .421 6.3 15.0 .421 3.1 4.2 .721 10.1 1.9 5.7 15.7
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 12 276 8.6 23.6 .365 8.6 23.6 .365 2.6 4.2 .625 11.0 3.0 6.0 19.8
7 Willie Naulls 30 12 180 7.8 19.0 .411 7.8 19.0 .411 2.0 3.0 .667 10.2 1.8 5.4 17.6
8 Larry Siegfried 25 12 163 6.6 17.4 .380 6.6 17.4 .380 5.3 6.2 .857 5.5 4.6 5.5 18.6
9 Mel Counts 23 4 30 4.8 18.0 .267 4.8 18.0 .267 1.2 1.2 1.000 13.2 1.2 12.0 10.8
10 John Thompson 23 3 21 3.4 12.0 .286 3.4 12.0 .286 12.0 12.0 1.000 20.6 1.7 3.4 18.9
11 Ron Bonham 22 4 13 13.8 33.2 .417 13.8 33.2 .417 11.1 13.8 .800 2.8 0.0 2.8 38.8

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 Bill Russell 30 12 561 20.9 .540 .527 .507 16.6 1.0 2.4 3.3 .286
2 Sam Jones 31 12 495 18.4 .518 .459 .286 8.9 1.2 0.8 2.0 .195
3 John Havlicek 24 12 405 12.3 .405 .352 .220 9.7 -0.7 0.9 0.2 .025
4 K.C. Jones 32 12 396 11.6 .489 .413 .433 22.1 0.4 0.9 1.3 .156
5 Tom Sanders 26 12 365 12.4 .465 .421 .283 6.7 0.1 0.9 1.0 .132
6 Tom Heinsohn 30 12 276 12.3 .390 .365 .177 11.6 -0.6 0.7 0.1 .017
7 Willie Naulls 30 12 180 12.4 .433 .411 .158 6.8 -0.1 0.4 0.3 .087
8 Larry Siegfried 25 12 163 13.8 .460 .380 .354 16.7 0.1 0.4 0.4 .128
9 Mel Counts 23 4 30 1.8 .291 .267 .067 4.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.087
10 John Thompson 23 3 21 23.4 .546 .286 1.000 5.5 0.1 0.1 0.1 .306
11 Ron Bonham 22 4 13 23.3 .493 .417 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .165