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1971-72 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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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)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 15, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 75 97 0 1 L 1
2 Tue, Oct 19, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 134 114 1 1 W 1
3 Fri, Oct 22, 1971 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 115 108 2 1 W 2
4 Sat, Oct 23, 1971 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 103 98 3 1 W 3
5 Mon, Oct 25, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 136 116 4 1 W 4
6 Tue, Oct 26, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 101 106 4 2 L 1
7 Wed, Oct 27, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets W 108 97 5 2 W 1
8 Fri, Oct 29, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 125 114 6 2 W 2
9 Fri, Nov 5, 1971 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 103 102 7 2 W 3
10 Sat, Nov 6, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 124 109 8 2 W 4
11 Mon, Nov 8, 1971 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals W 120 109 9 2 W 5 at Omaha, NE
12 Wed, Nov 10, 1971 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 142 103 10 2 W 6
13 Fri, Nov 12, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 119 128 10 3 L 1
14 Sat, Nov 13, 1971 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 112 116 10 4 L 2
15 Sun, Nov 14, 1971 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 115 128 10 5 L 3
16 Wed, Nov 17, 1971 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 140 121 11 5 W 1
17 Fri, Nov 19, 1971 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 106 110 11 6 L 1
18 Sat, Nov 20, 1971 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 106 123 11 7 L 2
19 Sun, Nov 21, 1971 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 128 105 12 7 W 1
20 Wed, Nov 24, 1971 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 108 100 13 7 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 26, 1971 Box Score New York Knicks L 89 104 13 8 L 1
22 Sat, Nov 27, 1971 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets L 120 125 13 9 L 2 at College Park, MD
23 Sun, Nov 28, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 130 108 14 9 W 1
24 Wed, Dec 1, 1971 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 111 124 14 10 L 1
25 Sat, Dec 4, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets W 117 107 15 10 W 1
26 Tue, Dec 7, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 105 97 16 10 W 2
27 Wed, Dec 8, 1971 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 126 107 17 10 W 3
28 Fri, Dec 10, 1971 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 104 120 17 11 L 1
29 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 99 115 17 12 L 2
30 Sun, Dec 12, 1971 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 96 83 18 12 W 1
31 Tue, Dec 14, 1971 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 116 108 19 12 W 2
32 Wed, Dec 15, 1971 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 112 100 20 12 W 3
33 Fri, Dec 17, 1971 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 115 109 21 12 W 4
34 Sat, Dec 18, 1971 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 124 91 22 12 W 5
35 Wed, Dec 22, 1971 Box Score N Milwaukee Bucks W 104 98 23 12 W 6 at Madison, WI
36 Sat, Dec 25, 1971 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals W 99 94 24 12 W 7
37 Mon, Dec 27, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 99 97 25 12 W 8
38 Tue, Dec 28, 1971 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 120 116 26 12 W 9
39 Fri, Dec 31, 1971 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 131 119 27 12 W 10
40 Sat, Jan 1, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 104 114 27 13 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 2, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 122 27 14 L 2
42 Wed, Jan 5, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 113 105 28 14 W 1
43 Fri, Jan 7, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 120 114 29 14 W 2
44 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 106 128 29 15 L 1 at Oakland, CA
45 Sun, Jan 9, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 119 125 29 16 L 2
46 Wed, Jan 12, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 113 112 30 16 W 1
47 Fri, Jan 14, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 108 94 31 16 W 2
48 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 122 106 32 16 W 3
49 Fri, Jan 21, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets W 110 105 33 16 W 4
50 Sun, Jan 23, 1972 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 115 105 34 16 W 5
51 Tue, Jan 25, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 106 109 34 17 L 1
52 Wed, Jan 26, 1972 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 108 112 34 18 L 2
53 Fri, Jan 28, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 122 116 35 18 W 1
54 Sat, Jan 29, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 124 112 36 18 W 2
55 Sun, Jan 30, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 130 114 37 18 W 3
56 Tue, Feb 1, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 115 108 38 18 W 4
57 Wed, Feb 2, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 124 100 39 18 W 5
58 Fri, Feb 4, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 122 109 40 18 W 6
59 Sun, Feb 6, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 128 123 41 18 W 7
60 Wed, Feb 9, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 139 112 42 18 W 8
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Feb 11, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 121 108 43 18 W 9
62 Sun, Feb 13, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 109 117 43 19 L 1
63 Tue, Feb 15, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 111 104 44 19 W 1
64 Wed, Feb 16, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 112 113 44 20 L 1
65 Fri, Feb 18, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 115 126 44 21 L 2
66 Sat, Feb 19, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 111 115 44 22 L 3 at Oakland, CA
67 Sun, Feb 20, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 132 44 23 L 4
68 Tue, Feb 22, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 114 103 45 23 W 1
69 Wed, Feb 23, 1972 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 113 111 46 23 W 2
70 Fri, Feb 25, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 117 115 47 23 W 3
71 Wed, Mar 1, 1972 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 115 105 48 23 W 4
72 Fri, Mar 3, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 125 96 49 23 W 5
73 Sun, Mar 5, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 114 125 49 24 L 1
74 Mon, Mar 6, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L OT 127 132 49 25 L 2
75 Sun, Mar 12, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W 112 109 50 25 W 1
76 Tue, Mar 14, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 124 110 51 25 W 2
77 Wed, Mar 15, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 120 115 52 25 W 3
78 Fri, Mar 17, 1972 Box Score N Philadelphia 76ers W 127 111 53 25 W 4 at Hershey, PA
79 Sun, Mar 19, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets L 112 125 53 26 L 1
80 Wed, Mar 22, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 113 106 54 26 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Mar 25, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 121 116 55 26 W 2
82 Sun, Mar 26, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 133 120 56 26 W 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Mar 29, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 126 108 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Mar 31, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 104 113 1 1 L 1
3 Sun, Apr 2, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 136 113 2 1 W 1
4 Tue, Apr 4, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 110 112 2 2 L 1
5 Fri, Apr 7, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 124 114 3 2 W 1
6 Sun, Apr 9, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 127 118 4 2 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
7 Thu, Apr 13, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks L 94 116 4 3 L 1
8 Sun, Apr 16, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 105 106 4 4 L 2
9 Wed, Apr 19, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W 115 109 5 4 W 1
10 Fri, Apr 21, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 98 116 5 5 L 1
11 Sun, Apr 23, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks L 103 111 5 6 L 2