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1965-66 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 54-26, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (54-26)

PTS/G: 112.7 (7th of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.8 (1st of 9)
SRS: 4.34 (1st of 9) ▪ Pace: 122.0 (5th of 9)
Off Rtg: 92.3 (8th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 88.3 (1st of 9)
Expected W-L: 52-28 (1st of 9)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1966 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (1-4) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (2-3) versus Cincinnati Royals  (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 SG 6-5 192 May 31, 1942 1 University of Cincinnati
11 Mel Counts C 7-0 230 October 16, 1941 1 Oregon State University
28 Si Green G-F 6-2 185 August 20, 1933 8 Duquesne University
17 John Havlicek SF 6-5 203 April 8, 1940 3 Ohio State University
25 K.C. Jones PG 6-1 200 May 25, 1932 7 University of San Francisco
24 Sam Jones SG 6-4 198 June 24, 1933 8 North Carolina Central University
12 Willie Naulls SF 6-6 225 October 7, 1934 9 University of California, Los Angeles
19 Don Nelson SF 6-6 210 May 15, 1940 3 University of Iowa
6 Bill Russell C 6-10 215 February 12, 1934 9 University of San Francisco
16 Tom Sanders PF 6-6 210 November 8, 1938 5 New York University
18 Woody Sauldsberry PF 6-7 220 July 11, 1934 6 Texas Southern University
20 Larry Siegfried PG 6-3 190 May 22, 1939 2 Ohio State University
5 John Thompson C 6-10 225 September 2, 1941 1 Providence College
12 Ron Watts F 6-6 210 May 21, 1943 R Wake Forest University

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 80 19225 3488 8367 .417 3488 8367 .417 2038 2758 .739 5591 1795 2012 9014
Team/G 240.3 43.6 104.6 .417 43.6 104.6 .417 25.5 34.5 .739 69.9 22.4 25.2 112.7
Lg Rank 6 7 3 8 7 3 8 8 8 5 3 7 1 7
Year/Year -0.3% -2.2% -2.8% +0.003 -2.2% -2.8% +0.003 7.8% 6.6% +0.008 -2.7% 1.3% -2.6% -0.1%
Opponent 80 19225 8623
Opponent/G 240.3 107.8
Lg Rank 6 1
Year/Year -0.3% 3.3%

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 52 28 4.89 -0.54 4.34 92.3 88.3 122.0 .330 .417 .244 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 1 1 1 9 1 8 1 5 8 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 31 78 3386 391 943 .415 391 943 .415 223 405 .551 1779 371 221 1005
2 K.C. Jones 33 80 2710 240 619 .388 240 619 .388 209 303 .690 304 503 243 689
3 John Havlicek 25 71 2175 530 1328 .399 530 1328 .399 274 349 .785 423 210 158 1334
4 Sam Jones 32 67 2155 626 1335 .469 626 1335 .469 325 407 .799 347 216 170 1577
5 Tom Sanders 27 72 1896 349 816 .428 349 816 .428 211 276 .764 508 90 317 909
6 Don Nelson 25 75 1765 271 618 .439 271 618 .439 223 326 .684 403 79 187 765
7 Larry Siegfried 26 71 1675 349 825 .423 349 825 .423 274 311 .881 196 165 157 972
8 Willie Naulls 31 71 1433 328 815 .402 328 815 .402 104 131 .794 319 72 197 760
9 Mel Counts 24 67 1021 221 549 .403 221 549 .403 120 145 .828 432 50 207 562
10 Woody Sauldsberry 31 39 530 80 249 .321 80 249 .321 11 22 .500 142 15 94 171
11 Ron Bonham 23 39 312 76 207 .367 76 207 .367 52 61 .852 35 11 29 204
12 Si Green 32 10 92 12 31 .387 12 31 .387 8 16 .500 11 9 16 32
13 John Thompson 24 10 72 14 30 .467 14 30 .467 4 6 .667 30 3 15 32
14 Ron Watts 22 1 3 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 0 0 1 1 1 2

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 31 78 43.4 5.0 12.1 .415 5.0 12.1 .415 2.9 5.2 .551 22.8 4.8 2.8 12.9
2 K.C. Jones 33 80 33.9 3.0 7.7 .388 3.0 7.7 .388 2.6 3.8 .690 3.8 6.3 3.0 8.6
3 Sam Jones 32 67 32.2 9.3 19.9 .469 9.3 19.9 .469 4.9 6.1 .799 5.2 3.2 2.5 23.5
4 John Havlicek 25 71 30.6 7.5 18.7 .399 7.5 18.7 .399 3.9 4.9 .785 6.0 3.0 2.2 18.8
5 Tom Sanders 27 72 26.3 4.8 11.3 .428 4.8 11.3 .428 2.9 3.8 .764 7.1 1.3 4.4 12.6
6 Larry Siegfried 26 71 23.6 4.9 11.6 .423 4.9 11.6 .423 3.9 4.4 .881 2.8 2.3 2.2 13.7
7 Don Nelson 25 75 23.5 3.6 8.2 .439 3.6 8.2 .439 3.0 4.3 .684 5.4 1.1 2.5 10.2
8 Willie Naulls 31 71 20.2 4.6 11.5 .402 4.6 11.5 .402 1.5 1.8 .794 4.5 1.0 2.8 10.7
9 Mel Counts 24 67 15.2 3.3 8.2 .403 3.3 8.2 .403 1.8 2.2 .828 6.4 0.7 3.1 8.4
10 Woody Sauldsberry 31 39 13.6 2.1 6.4 .321 2.1 6.4 .321 0.3 0.6 .500 3.6 0.4 2.4 4.4
11 Si Green 32 10 9.2 1.2 3.1 .387 1.2 3.1 .387 0.8 1.6 .500 1.1 0.9 1.6 3.2
12 Ron Bonham 23 39 8.0 1.9 5.3 .367 1.9 5.3 .367 1.3 1.6 .852 0.9 0.3 0.7 5.2
13 John Thompson 24 10 7.2 1.4 3.0 .467 1.4 3.0 .467 0.4 0.6 .667 3.0 0.3 1.5 3.2
14 Ron Watts 22 1 3.0 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 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 31 78 3386 4.2 10.0 .415 4.2 10.0 .415 2.4 4.3 .551 18.9 3.9 2.3 10.7
2 K.C. Jones 33 80 2710 3.2 8.2 .388 3.2 8.2 .388 2.8 4.0 .690 4.0 6.7 3.2 9.2
3 John Havlicek 25 71 2175 8.8 22.0 .399 8.8 22.0 .399 4.5 5.8 .785 7.0 3.5 2.6 22.1
4 Sam Jones 32 67 2155 10.5 22.3 .469 10.5 22.3 .469 5.4 6.8 .799 5.8 3.6 2.8 26.3
5 Tom Sanders 27 72 1896 6.6 15.5 .428 6.6 15.5 .428 4.0 5.2 .764 9.6 1.7 6.0 17.3
6 Don Nelson 25 75 1765 5.5 12.6 .439 5.5 12.6 .439 4.5 6.6 .684 8.2 1.6 3.8 15.6
7 Larry Siegfried 26 71 1675 7.5 17.7 .423 7.5 17.7 .423 5.9 6.7 .881 4.2 3.5 3.4 20.9
8 Willie Naulls 31 71 1433 8.2 20.5 .402 8.2 20.5 .402 2.6 3.3 .794 8.0 1.8 4.9 19.1
9 Mel Counts 24 67 1021 7.8 19.4 .403 7.8 19.4 .403 4.2 5.1 .828 15.2 1.8 7.3 19.8
10 Woody Sauldsberry 31 39 530 5.4 16.9 .321 5.4 16.9 .321 0.7 1.5 .500 9.6 1.0 6.4 11.6
11 Ron Bonham 23 39 312 8.8 23.9 .367 8.8 23.9 .367 6.0 7.0 .852 4.0 1.3 3.3 23.5
12 Si Green 32 10 92 4.7 12.1 .387 4.7 12.1 .387 3.1 6.3 .500 4.3 3.5 6.3 12.5
13 John Thompson 24 10 72 7.0 15.0 .467 7.0 15.0 .467 2.0 3.0 .667 15.0 1.5 7.5 16.0
14 Ron Watts 22 1 3 12.0 24.0 .500 12.0 24.0 .500 0.0 0.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 24.0

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 Russell 31 78 3386 .415 .415 .551
2 K.C. Jones 33 80 2710 .388 .388 .690
3 John Havlicek 25 71 2175 .399 .399 .785
4 Sam Jones 32 67 2155 .469 .469 .799
5 Tom Sanders 27 72 1896 .428 .428 .764
6 Don Nelson 25 75 1765 .439 .439 .684
7 Larry Siegfried 26 71 1675 .423 .423 .881
8 Willie Naulls 31 71 1433 .402 .402 .794
9 Mel Counts 24 67 1021 .403 .403 .828
10 Woody Sauldsberry 31 39 530 .321 .321 .500
11 Ron Bonham 23 39 312 .367 .367 .852
12 Si Green 32 10 92 .387 .387 .500
13 John Thompson 24 10 72 .467 .467 .667
14 Ron Watts 22 1 3 .500 .500

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 31 78 3386 17.3 .448 .415 .429 13.8 0.3 11.4 11.7 .165
2 K.C. Jones 33 80 2710 10.9 .458 .388 .489 22.7 1.0 5.6 6.6 .117
3 John Havlicek 25 71 2175 16.7 .450 .399 .263 14.6 0.1 4.1 4.3 .094
4 Sam Jones 32 67 2155 21.7 .521 .469 .305 16.3 6.1 3.8 10.0 .222
5 Tom Sanders 27 72 1896 13.6 .485 .428 .338 6.6 1.8 3.7 5.5 .139
6 Don Nelson 25 75 1765 13.3 .502 .439 .528 5.9 2.3 3.1 5.4 .146
7 Larry Siegfried 26 71 1675 16.5 .505 .423 .377 14.1 3.1 2.7 5.8 .166
8 Willie Naulls 31 71 1433 12.5 .435 .402 .161 7.4 -0.7 2.5 1.8 .059
9 Mel Counts 24 67 1021 16.4 .459 .403 .264 7.1 0.3 2.6 2.9 .137
10 Woody Sauldsberry 31 39 530 4.6 .331 .321 .088 3.7 -1.8 1.0 -0.8 -0.072
11 Ron Bonham 23 39 312 13.1 .436 .367 .295 5.3 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .028
12 Si Green 32 10 92 7.5 .421 .387 .516 12.6 -0.1 0.1 0.1 .048
13 John Thompson 24 10 72 14.8 .490 .467 .200 5.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 .169
14 Ron Watts 22 1 3 24.8 .500 .500 .000 58.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 .290

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 31 17 814 124 261 .475 124 261 .475 76 123 .618 428 85 60 324
2 John Havlicek 25 17 719 153 374 .409 153 374 .409 95 113 .841 154 70 69 401
3 Sam Jones 32 17 602 154 343 .449 154 343 .449 114 136 .838 86 53 65 422
4 K.C. Jones 33 17 543 45 109 .413 45 109 .413 39 57 .684 52 75 65 129
5 Tom Sanders 27 17 500 97 201 .483 97 201 .483 36 48 .750 110 27 70 230
6 Larry Siegfried 26 17 452 81 193 .420 81 193 .420 62 75 .827 42 41 52 224
7 Don Nelson 25 17 316 50 118 .424 50 118 .424 42 52 .808 85 13 50 142
8 Mel Counts 24 10 82 14 39 .359 14 39 .359 15 17 .882 40 3 26 43
9 Willie Naulls 31 11 75 9 35 .257 9 35 .257 17 21 .810 16 1 23 35
10 Ron Bonham 23 5 16 7 11 .636 7 11 .636 3 9 .333 3 0 2 17
11 John Thompson 24 3 11 1 7 .143 1 7 .143 0 0 4 0 2 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 Bill Russell 31 17 47.9 7.3 15.4 .475 7.3 15.4 .475 4.5 7.2 .618 25.2 5.0 3.5 19.1
2 John Havlicek 25 17 42.3 9.0 22.0 .409 9.0 22.0 .409 5.6 6.6 .841 9.1 4.1 4.1 23.6
3 Sam Jones 32 17 35.4 9.1 20.2 .449 9.1 20.2 .449 6.7 8.0 .838 5.1 3.1 3.8 24.8
4 K.C. Jones 33 17 31.9 2.6 6.4 .413 2.6 6.4 .413 2.3 3.4 .684 3.1 4.4 3.8 7.6
5 Tom Sanders 27 17 29.4 5.7 11.8 .483 5.7 11.8 .483 2.1 2.8 .750 6.5 1.6 4.1 13.5
6 Larry Siegfried 26 17 26.6 4.8 11.4 .420 4.8 11.4 .420 3.6 4.4 .827 2.5 2.4 3.1 13.2
7 Don Nelson 25 17 18.6 2.9 6.9 .424 2.9 6.9 .424 2.5 3.1 .808 5.0 0.8 2.9 8.4
8 Mel Counts 24 10 8.2 1.4 3.9 .359 1.4 3.9 .359 1.5 1.7 .882 4.0 0.3 2.6 4.3
9 Willie Naulls 31 11 6.8 0.8 3.2 .257 0.8 3.2 .257 1.5 1.9 .810 1.5 0.1 2.1 3.2
10 John Thompson 24 3 3.7 0.3 2.3 .143 0.3 2.3 .143 0.0 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.7 0.7
11 Ron Bonham 23 5 3.2 1.4 2.2 .636 1.4 2.2 .636 0.6 1.8 .333 0.6 0.0 0.4 3.4

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 Bill Russell 31 17 814 5.5 11.5 .475 5.5 11.5 .475 3.4 5.4 .618 18.9 3.8 2.7 14.3
2 John Havlicek 25 17 719 7.7 18.7 .409 7.7 18.7 .409 4.8 5.7 .841 7.7 3.5 3.5 20.1
3 Sam Jones 32 17 602 9.2 20.5 .449 9.2 20.5 .449 6.8 8.1 .838 5.1 3.2 3.9 25.2
4 K.C. Jones 33 17 543 3.0 7.2 .413 3.0 7.2 .413 2.6 3.8 .684 3.4 5.0 4.3 8.6
5 Tom Sanders 27 17 500 7.0 14.5 .483 7.0 14.5 .483 2.6 3.5 .750 7.9 1.9 5.0 16.6
6 Larry Siegfried 26 17 452 6.5 15.4 .420 6.5 15.4 .420 4.9 6.0 .827 3.3 3.3 4.1 17.8
7 Don Nelson 25 17 316 5.7 13.4 .424 5.7 13.4 .424 4.8 5.9 .808 9.7 1.5 5.7 16.2
8 Mel Counts 24 10 82 6.1 17.1 .359 6.1 17.1 .359 6.6 7.5 .882 17.6 1.3 11.4 18.9
9 Willie Naulls 31 11 75 4.3 16.8 .257 4.3 16.8 .257 8.2 10.1 .810 7.7 0.5 11.0 16.8
10 Ron Bonham 23 5 16 15.8 24.8 .636 15.8 24.8 .636 6.8 20.3 .333 6.8 0.0 4.5 38.3
11 John Thompson 24 3 11 3.3 22.9 .143 3.3 22.9 .143 0.0 0.0 13.1 0.0 6.5 6.5

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 Bill Russell 31 17 814 .475 .475 .618
2 John Havlicek 25 17 719 .409 .409 .841
3 Sam Jones 32 17 602 .449 .449 .838
4 K.C. Jones 33 17 543 .413 .413 .684
5 Tom Sanders 27 17 500 .483 .483 .750
6 Larry Siegfried 26 17 452 .420 .420 .827
7 Don Nelson 25 17 316 .424 .424 .808
8 Mel Counts 24 10 82 .359 .359 .882
9 Willie Naulls 31 11 75 .257 .257 .810
10 Ron Bonham 23 5 16 .636 .636 .333
11 John Thompson 24 3 11 .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 Bill Russell 31 17 814 20.2 .514 .475 .471 14.2 1.0 2.2 3.2 .191
2 John Havlicek 25 17 719 16.3 .473 .409 .302 14.4 0.3 1.2 1.5 .102
3 Sam Jones 32 17 602 19.6 .524 .449 .397 13.9 1.4 0.8 2.2 .179
4 K.C. Jones 33 17 543 8.5 .481 .413 .523 17.1 0.2 0.8 1.0 .089
5 Tom Sanders 27 17 500 13.6 .518 .483 .239 7.8 0.7 0.7 1.4 .137
6 Larry Siegfried 26 17 452 13.0 .496 .420 .389 12.8 0.5 0.5 1.0 .106
7 Don Nelson 25 17 316 13.2 .504 .424 .441 5.6 0.3 0.5 0.8 .127
8 Mel Counts 24 10 82 14.5 .463 .359 .436 5.1 0.0 0.2 0.2 .114
9 Willie Naulls 31 11 75 5.2 .396 .257 .600 1.7 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.042
10 Ron Bonham 23 5 16 27.5 .568 .636 .818 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 .313
11 John Thompson 24 3 11 -6.5 .143 .143 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.454