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1971-72 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 56-26, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Heinsohn (56-26)

PTS/G: 115.6 (3rd of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.8 (9th of 17)
SRS: 4.38 (5th of 17) ▪ Pace: 116.1 (2nd of 17)
Off Rtg: 99.3 (5th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 95.2 (5th of 17)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (5th of 17)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1972 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (1-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (2-4) versus Atlanta Hawks  (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
12 Don Chaney SG 6-5 210 March 22, 1946 3 University of Houston
18 Dave Cowens C 6-9 230 October 25, 1948 1 Florida State University
29 Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 April 20, 1942 5 University of Dayton
28 Clarence Glover PF 6-8 210 November 1, 1947 R Western Kentucky University
17 John Havlicek SF 6-5 203 April 8, 1940 9 Ohio State University
11 Steve Kuberski PF 6-8 215 November 6, 1947 2 Bradley University
20 Rex Morgan SG 6-5 190 October 27, 1948 1 Jacksonville University
19 Don Nelson PF 6-6 210 May 15, 1940 9 University of Iowa
16 Tom Sanders SF 6-6 210 November 8, 1938 11 New York University
33 Garfield Smith PF 6-9 235 November 18, 1945 1 Eastern Kentucky University
10 Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 November 16, 1946 2 University of Kansas
7 Art Williams PG 6-1 180 September 29, 1939 4 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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 82 19730 3819 8431 .453 3819 8431 .453 1839 2367 .777 4462 2230 2030 9477
Team/G 240.6 46.6 102.8 .453 46.6 102.8 .453 22.4 28.9 .777 54.4 27.2 24.8 115.6
Lg Rank 14 2 1 9 2 1 9 10 15 2 2 2 14 3
Year/Year -0.3% 0.4% -2.1% +0.012 0.4% -2.1% +0.012 -8.0% -10.6% +0.022 -7.7% 8.7% -5.1% -1.4%
Opponent 82 19730 3498 7886 .444 3498 7886 .444 2089 2766 .755 4179 1798 1842 9085
Opponent/G 240.6 42.7 96.2 .444 42.7 96.2 .444 25.5 33.7 .755 51.0 21.9 22.5 110.8
Lg Rank 14 5 10 5 5 10 5 14 14 13 7 2 3 9
Year/Year -0.3% -3.2% -4.0% +0.004 -3.2% -4.0% +0.004 -5.6% -7.2% +0.013 -3.8% -5.9% -6.1% -3.7%

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 53 29 4.78 -0.40 4.38 99.3 95.2 116.1 .281 .453 .218 .444 .265 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 5 5 5 15 5 5 5 2 17 9 15 5 13

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Havlicek 31 82 3698 897 1957 .458 897 1957 .458 .458 458 549 .834 672 614 183 2252
2 Jo Jo White 25 79 3261 770 1788 .431 770 1788 .431 .431 285 343 .831 446 416 227 1825
3 Dave Cowens 23 79 3186 657 1357 .484 657 1357 .484 .484 175 243 .720 1203 245 314 1489
4 Don Chaney 25 79 2275 373 786 .475 373 786 .475 .475 197 255 .773 395 202 295 943
5 Don Nelson 31 82 2086 389 811 .480 389 811 .480 .480 356 452 .788 453 192 220 1134
6 Tom Sanders 33 82 1631 215 524 .410 215 524 .410 .410 111 136 .816 353 98 257 541
7 Art Williams 32 81 1326 161 339 .475 161 339 .475 .475 90 119 .756 256 327 204 412
8 Steve Kuberski 24 71 1128 185 444 .417 185 444 .417 .417 80 102 .784 320 46 130 450
9 Hank Finkel 29 78 736 103 254 .406 103 254 .406 .406 43 74 .581 251 61 118 249
10 Rex Morgan 23 28 150 16 50 .320 16 50 .320 .320 23 31 .742 30 17 34 55
11 Garfield Smith 26 26 134 28 66 .424 28 66 .424 .424 6 31 .194 37 8 22 62
12 Clarence Glover 24 25 119 25 55 .455 25 55 .455 .455 15 32 .469 46 4 26 65

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 John Havlicek 31 82 45.1 10.9 23.9 .458 10.9 23.9 .458 5.6 6.7 .834 8.2 7.5 2.2 27.5
2 Jo Jo White 25 79 41.3 9.7 22.6 .431 9.7 22.6 .431 3.6 4.3 .831 5.6 5.3 2.9 23.1
3 Dave Cowens 23 79 40.3 8.3 17.2 .484 8.3 17.2 .484 2.2 3.1 .720 15.2 3.1 4.0 18.8
4 Don Chaney 25 79 28.8 4.7 9.9 .475 4.7 9.9 .475 2.5 3.2 .773 5.0 2.6 3.7 11.9
5 Don Nelson 31 82 25.4 4.7 9.9 .480 4.7 9.9 .480 4.3 5.5 .788 5.5 2.3 2.7 13.8
6 Tom Sanders 33 82 19.9 2.6 6.4 .410 2.6 6.4 .410 1.4 1.7 .816 4.3 1.2 3.1 6.6
7 Art Williams 32 81 16.4 2.0 4.2 .475 2.0 4.2 .475 1.1 1.5 .756 3.2 4.0 2.5 5.1
8 Steve Kuberski 24 71 15.9 2.6 6.3 .417 2.6 6.3 .417 1.1 1.4 .784 4.5 0.6 1.8 6.3
9 Hank Finkel 29 78 9.4 1.3 3.3 .406 1.3 3.3 .406 0.6 0.9 .581 3.2 0.8 1.5 3.2
10 Rex Morgan 23 28 5.4 0.6 1.8 .320 0.6 1.8 .320 0.8 1.1 .742 1.1 0.6 1.2 2.0
11 Garfield Smith 26 26 5.2 1.1 2.5 .424 1.1 2.5 .424 0.2 1.2 .194 1.4 0.3 0.8 2.4
12 Clarence Glover 24 25 4.8 1.0 2.2 .455 1.0 2.2 .455 0.6 1.3 .469 1.8 0.2 1.0 2.6

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 John Havlicek 31 82 3698 8.7 19.1 .458 8.7 19.1 .458 4.5 5.3 .834 6.5 6.0 1.8 21.9
2 Jo Jo White 25 79 3261 8.5 19.7 .431 8.5 19.7 .431 3.1 3.8 .831 4.9 4.6 2.5 20.1
3 Dave Cowens 23 79 3186 7.4 15.3 .484 7.4 15.3 .484 2.0 2.7 .720 13.6 2.8 3.5 16.8
4 Don Chaney 25 79 2275 5.9 12.4 .475 5.9 12.4 .475 3.1 4.0 .773 6.3 3.2 4.7 14.9
5 Don Nelson 31 82 2086 6.7 14.0 .480 6.7 14.0 .480 6.1 7.8 .788 7.8 3.3 3.8 19.6
6 Tom Sanders 33 82 1631 4.7 11.6 .410 4.7 11.6 .410 2.5 3.0 .816 7.8 2.2 5.7 11.9
7 Art Williams 32 81 1326 4.4 9.2 .475 4.4 9.2 .475 2.4 3.2 .756 7.0 8.9 5.5 11.2
8 Steve Kuberski 24 71 1128 5.9 14.2 .417 5.9 14.2 .417 2.6 3.3 .784 10.2 1.5 4.1 14.4
9 Hank Finkel 29 78 736 5.0 12.4 .406 5.0 12.4 .406 2.1 3.6 .581 12.3 3.0 5.8 12.2
10 Rex Morgan 23 28 150 3.8 12.0 .320 3.8 12.0 .320 5.5 7.4 .742 7.2 4.1 8.2 13.2
11 Garfield Smith 26 26 134 7.5 17.7 .424 7.5 17.7 .424 1.6 8.3 .194 9.9 2.1 5.9 16.7
12 Clarence Glover 24 25 119 7.6 16.6 .455 7.6 16.6 .455 4.5 9.7 .469 13.9 1.2 7.9 19.7

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 ORtg DRtg
1 John Havlicek 31 82 3698 .458 .458 .834
2 Jo Jo White 25 79 3261 .431 .431 .831
3 Dave Cowens 23 79 3186 .484 .484 .720
4 Don Chaney 25 79 2275 .475 .475 .773
5 Don Nelson 31 82 2086 .480 .480 .788
6 Tom Sanders 33 82 1631 .410 .410 .816
7 Art Williams 32 81 1326 .475 .475 .756
8 Steve Kuberski 24 71 1128 .417 .417 .784
9 Hank Finkel 29 78 736 .406 .406 .581
10 Rex Morgan 23 28 150 .320 .320 .742
11 Garfield Smith 26 26 134 .424 .424 .194
12 Clarence Glover 24 25 119 .455 .455 .469

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 John Havlicek 31 82 3698 20.1 .512 .281 8.3 22.9 5.9 6.5 12.4 .162
2 Jo Jo White 25 79 3261 15.3 .471 .192 6.2 17.4 0.7 4.7 5.4 .079
3 Dave Cowens 23 79 3186 17.1 .509 .179 17.2 10.1 3.5 6.9 10.4 .156
4 Don Chaney 25 79 2275 12.5 .525 .324 7.9 11.0 3.0 3.3 6.3 .132
5 Don Nelson 31 82 2086 17.7 .561 .557 9.9 11.8 5.4 3.4 8.8 .202
6 Tom Sanders 33 82 1631 8.9 .463 .260 9.9 7.2 -0.1 2.4 2.4 .070
7 Art Williams 32 81 1326 14.7 .526 .351 8.8 29.1 1.6 2.8 4.4 .159
8 Steve Kuberski 24 71 1128 11.4 .460 .230 13.0 5.1 -0.2 1.9 1.7 .073
9 Hank Finkel 29 78 736 11.1 .434 .291 15.6 10.0 -0.5 1.5 1.0 .068
10 Rex Morgan 23 28 150 8.7 .432 .620 9.1 13.2 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .045
11 Garfield Smith 26 26 134 8.9 .389 .470 12.6 7.9 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.038
12 Clarence Glover 24 25 119 14.0 .470 .582 17.7 4.4 0.0 0.2 0.3 .103

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 John Havlicek 31 11 517 108 235 .460 108 235 .460 .460 85 99 .859 92 70 35 301
2 Dave Cowens 23 11 441 71 156 .455 71 156 .455 .455 28 47 .596 152 33 50 170
3 Jo Jo White 25 11 432 109 220 .495 109 220 .495 .495 40 48 .833 59 58 31 258
4 Don Nelson 31 11 308 52 99 .525 52 99 .525 .525 41 48 .854 61 21 30 145
5 Don Chaney 25 11 271 41 81 .506 41 81 .506 .506 15 20 .750 39 22 39 97
6 Steve Kuberski 24 11 218 48 87 .552 48 87 .552 .552 32 38 .842 63 3 23 128
7 Tom Sanders 33 11 186 17 53 .321 17 53 .321 .321 13 21 .619 26 10 36 47
8 Art Williams 32 11 173 25 64 .391 25 64 .391 .391 15 20 .750 28 33 30 65
9 Hank Finkel 29 8 68 10 22 .455 10 22 .455 .455 0 0 24 3 11 20
10 Rex Morgan 23 4 10 1 7 .143 1 7 .143 .143 1 3 .333 5 0 6 3
11 Clarence Glover 24 3 10 2 6 .333 2 6 .333 .333 2 2 1.000 3 0 1 6
12 Garfield Smith 26 4 6 1 5 .200 1 5 .200 .200 0 3 .000 1 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 John Havlicek 31 11 47.0 9.8 21.4 .460 9.8 21.4 .460 7.7 9.0 .859 8.4 6.4 3.2 27.4
2 Dave Cowens 23 11 40.1 6.5 14.2 .455 6.5 14.2 .455 2.5 4.3 .596 13.8 3.0 4.5 15.5
3 Jo Jo White 25 11 39.3 9.9 20.0 .495 9.9 20.0 .495 3.6 4.4 .833 5.4 5.3 2.8 23.5
4 Don Nelson 31 11 28.0 4.7 9.0 .525 4.7 9.0 .525 3.7 4.4 .854 5.5 1.9 2.7 13.2
5 Don Chaney 25 11 24.6 3.7 7.4 .506 3.7 7.4 .506 1.4 1.8 .750 3.5 2.0 3.5 8.8
6 Steve Kuberski 24 11 19.8 4.4 7.9 .552 4.4 7.9 .552 2.9 3.5 .842 5.7 0.3 2.1 11.6
7 Tom Sanders 33 11 16.9 1.5 4.8 .321 1.5 4.8 .321 1.2 1.9 .619 2.4 0.9 3.3 4.3
8 Art Williams 32 11 15.7 2.3 5.8 .391 2.3 5.8 .391 1.4 1.8 .750 2.5 3.0 2.7 5.9
9 Hank Finkel 29 8 8.5 1.3 2.8 .455 1.3 2.8 .455 0.0 0.0 3.0 0.4 1.4 2.5
10 Clarence Glover 24 3 3.3 0.7 2.0 .333 0.7 2.0 .333 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 0.0 0.3 2.0
11 Rex Morgan 23 4 2.5 0.3 1.8 .143 0.3 1.8 .143 0.3 0.8 .333 1.3 0.0 1.5 0.8
12 Garfield Smith 26 4 1.5 0.3 1.3 .200 0.3 1.3 .200 0.0 0.8 .000 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.5

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 John Havlicek 31 11 517 7.5 16.4 .460 7.5 16.4 .460 5.9 6.9 .859 6.4 4.9 2.4 21.0
2 Dave Cowens 23 11 441 5.8 12.7 .455 5.8 12.7 .455 2.3 3.8 .596 12.4 2.7 4.1 13.9
3 Jo Jo White 25 11 432 9.1 18.3 .495 9.1 18.3 .495 3.3 4.0 .833 4.9 4.8 2.6 21.5
4 Don Nelson 31 11 308 6.1 11.6 .525 6.1 11.6 .525 4.8 5.6 .854 7.1 2.5 3.5 16.9
5 Don Chaney 25 11 271 5.4 10.8 .506 5.4 10.8 .506 2.0 2.7 .750 5.2 2.9 5.2 12.9
6 Steve Kuberski 24 11 218 7.9 14.4 .552 7.9 14.4 .552 5.3 6.3 .842 10.4 0.5 3.8 21.1
7 Tom Sanders 33 11 186 3.3 10.3 .321 3.3 10.3 .321 2.5 4.1 .619 5.0 1.9 7.0 9.1
8 Art Williams 32 11 173 5.2 13.3 .391 5.2 13.3 .391 3.1 4.2 .750 5.8 6.9 6.2 13.5
9 Hank Finkel 29 8 68 5.3 11.6 .455 5.3 11.6 .455 0.0 0.0 12.7 1.6 5.8 10.6
10 Rex Morgan 23 4 10 3.6 25.2 .143 3.6 25.2 .143 3.6 10.8 .333 18.0 0.0 21.6 10.8
11 Clarence Glover 24 3 10 7.2 21.6 .333 7.2 21.6 .333 7.2 7.2 1.000 10.8 0.0 3.6 21.6
12 Garfield Smith 26 4 6 6.0 30.0 .200 6.0 30.0 .200 0.0 18.0 .000 6.0 0.0 6.0 12.0

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 ORtg DRtg
1 John Havlicek 31 11 517 .460 .460 .859
2 Dave Cowens 23 11 441 .455 .455 .596
3 Jo Jo White 25 11 432 .495 .495 .833
4 Don Nelson 31 11 308 .525 .525 .854
5 Don Chaney 25 11 271 .506 .506 .750
6 Steve Kuberski 24 11 218 .552 .552 .842
7 Tom Sanders 33 11 186 .321 .321 .619
8 Art Williams 32 11 173 .391 .391 .750
9 Hank Finkel 29 8 68 .455 .455
10 Rex Morgan 23 4 10 .143 .143 .333
11 Clarence Glover 24 3 10 .333 .333 1.000
12 Garfield Smith 26 4 6 .200 .200 .000

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 John Havlicek 31 11 517 19.9 .540 .421 8.7 19.1 1.3 0.2 1.5 .141
2 Dave Cowens 23 11 441 14.2 .481 .301 16.8 9.9 0.2 0.2 0.5 .051
3 Jo Jo White 25 11 432 19.2 .535 .218 6.7 20.2 1.0 0.2 1.2 .134
4 Don Nelson 31 11 308 16.5 .604 .485 9.6 9.1 1.0 0.1 1.1 .169
5 Don Chaney 25 11 271 10.9 .540 .247 7.0 10.6 0.4 0.1 0.5 .090
6 Steve Kuberski 24 11 218 19.9 .617 .437 14.1 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.0 .217
7 Tom Sanders 33 11 186 3.5 .378 .396 6.8 6.5 -0.3 0.1 -0.2 -0.056
8 Art Williams 32 11 173 12.1 .446 .313 7.9 24.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 .018
9 Hank Finkel 29 8 68 10.2 .455 .000 17.2 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 .021
10 Rex Morgan 23 4 10 -12.0 .180 .429 24.4 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.588
11 Clarence Glover 24 3 10 14.1 .436 .333 14.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.026
12 Garfield Smith 26 4 6 -16.0 .158 .600 8.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.832