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1972-73 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 68-14, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Heinsohn (68-14)

PTS/G: 112.7 (2nd of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.5 (6th of 17)
SRS: 7.34 (3rd of 17) ▪ Pace: 114.5 (3rd of 17)
Off Rtg: 98.1 (8th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 91.0 (1st of 17)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (3rd of 17)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1973 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (3-4) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (2-4) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
12 Don Chaney SG 6-5 210 March 22, 1946 4 University of Houston
18 Dave Cowens C 6-9 230 October 25, 1948 2 Florida State University
29 Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 April 20, 1942 6 University of Dayton
17 John Havlicek SF 6-5 203 April 8, 1940 10 Ohio State University
11 Steve Kuberski SF 6-8 215 November 6, 1947 3 Bradley University
20 Mark Minor SF 6-6 215 May 14, 1950 R Ohio State University
19 Don Nelson SF 6-6 210 May 15, 1940 10 University of Iowa
16 Tom Sanders SF 6-6 210 November 8, 1938 12 New York University
35 Paul Silas PF 6-7 220 July 12, 1943 8 Creighton University
44 Paul Westphal SG 6-4 195 November 30, 1950 R University of Southern California
10 Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 November 16, 1946 3 University of Kansas
7 Art Williams PG 6-1 180 September 29, 1939 5 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 3811 8511 .448 3811 8511 .448 1616 2073 .780 4802 2320 1805 9238
Team/G 240.6 46.5 103.8 .448 46.5 103.8 .448 19.7 25.3 .780 58.6 28.3 22.0 112.7
Lg Rank 10 1 1 14 1 1 14 6 10 5 1 1 6 2
Year/Year 0.0% -0.2% 0.9% -0.005 -0.2% 0.9% -0.005 -12.1% -12.4% +0.003 7.6% 4.0% -11.1% -2.5%
Opponent 82 19730 3513 8095 .434 3513 8095 .434 1540 2032 .758 3958 1957 1821 8566
Opponent/G 240.6 42.8 98.7 .434 42.8 98.7 .434 18.8 24.8 .758 48.3 23.9 22.2 104.5
Lg Rank 10 5 12 3 5 12 3 7 7 10 3 6 6 6
Year/Year 0.0% 0.4% 2.7% -0.010 0.4% 2.7% -0.010 -26.3% -26.5% +0.003 -5.3% 8.8% -1.1% -5.7%

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 61 21 8.20 -0.85 7.35 98.1 91.0 114.5 .244 .448 .190 .434 .190 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 3 3 3 17 3 8 1 3 13 14 12 3 6

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 Dave Cowens 24 82 3425 740 1637 .452 740 1637 .452 .452 204 262 .779 1329 333 311 1684
2 John Havlicek 32 80 3367 766 1704 .450 766 1704 .450 .450 370 431 .858 567 529 195 1902
3 Jo Jo White 26 82 3250 717 1665 .431 717 1665 .431 .431 178 228 .781 414 498 185 1612
4 Paul Silas 29 80 2618 400 851 .470 400 851 .470 .470 266 380 .700 1039 251 197 1066
5 Don Chaney 26 79 2488 414 859 .482 414 859 .482 .482 210 267 .787 449 221 276 1038
6 Don Nelson 32 72 1425 309 649 .476 309 649 .476 .476 159 188 .846 315 102 155 777
7 Art Williams 33 81 974 110 261 .421 110 261 .421 .421 43 56 .768 182 236 136 263
8 Steve Kuberski 25 78 762 140 347 .403 140 347 .403 .403 65 84 .774 197 26 92 345
9 Hank Finkel 30 76 496 78 173 .451 78 173 .451 .451 28 52 .538 151 26 83 184
10 Paul Westphal 22 60 482 89 212 .420 89 212 .420 .420 67 86 .779 67 69 88 245
11 Tom Sanders 34 59 423 47 149 .315 47 149 .315 .315 23 35 .657 88 27 82 117
12 Mark Minor 22 4 20 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 .250 3 4 .750 4 2 5 5

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 32 80 42.1 9.6 21.3 .450 9.6 21.3 .450 4.6 5.4 .858 7.1 6.6 2.4 23.8
2 Dave Cowens 24 82 41.8 9.0 20.0 .452 9.0 20.0 .452 2.5 3.2 .779 16.2 4.1 3.8 20.5
3 Jo Jo White 26 82 39.6 8.7 20.3 .431 8.7 20.3 .431 2.2 2.8 .781 5.0 6.1 2.3 19.7
4 Paul Silas 29 80 32.7 5.0 10.6 .470 5.0 10.6 .470 3.3 4.8 .700 13.0 3.1 2.5 13.3
5 Don Chaney 26 79 31.5 5.2 10.9 .482 5.2 10.9 .482 2.7 3.4 .787 5.7 2.8 3.5 13.1
6 Don Nelson 32 72 19.8 4.3 9.0 .476 4.3 9.0 .476 2.2 2.6 .846 4.4 1.4 2.2 10.8
7 Art Williams 33 81 12.0 1.4 3.2 .421 1.4 3.2 .421 0.5 0.7 .768 2.2 2.9 1.7 3.2
8 Steve Kuberski 25 78 9.8 1.8 4.4 .403 1.8 4.4 .403 0.8 1.1 .774 2.5 0.3 1.2 4.4
9 Paul Westphal 22 60 8.0 1.5 3.5 .420 1.5 3.5 .420 1.1 1.4 .779 1.1 1.2 1.5 4.1
10 Tom Sanders 34 59 7.2 0.8 2.5 .315 0.8 2.5 .315 0.4 0.6 .657 1.5 0.5 1.4 2.0
11 Hank Finkel 30 76 6.5 1.0 2.3 .451 1.0 2.3 .451 0.4 0.7 .538 2.0 0.3 1.1 2.4
12 Mark Minor 22 4 5.0 0.3 1.0 .250 0.3 1.0 .250 0.8 1.0 .750 1.0 0.5 1.3 1.3

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 Dave Cowens 24 82 3425 7.8 17.2 .452 7.8 17.2 .452 2.1 2.8 .779 14.0 3.5 3.3 17.7
2 John Havlicek 32 80 3367 8.2 18.2 .450 8.2 18.2 .450 4.0 4.6 .858 6.1 5.7 2.1 20.3
3 Jo Jo White 26 82 3250 7.9 18.4 .431 7.9 18.4 .431 2.0 2.5 .781 4.6 5.5 2.0 17.9
4 Paul Silas 29 80 2618 5.5 11.7 .470 5.5 11.7 .470 3.7 5.2 .700 14.3 3.5 2.7 14.7
5 Don Chaney 26 79 2488 6.0 12.4 .482 6.0 12.4 .482 3.0 3.9 .787 6.5 3.2 4.0 15.0
6 Don Nelson 32 72 1425 7.8 16.4 .476 7.8 16.4 .476 4.0 4.7 .846 8.0 2.6 3.9 19.6
7 Art Williams 33 81 974 4.1 9.6 .421 4.1 9.6 .421 1.6 2.1 .768 6.7 8.7 5.0 9.7
8 Steve Kuberski 25 78 762 6.6 16.4 .403 6.6 16.4 .403 3.1 4.0 .774 9.3 1.2 4.3 16.3
9 Hank Finkel 30 76 496 5.7 12.6 .451 5.7 12.6 .451 2.0 3.8 .538 11.0 1.9 6.0 13.4
10 Paul Westphal 22 60 482 6.6 15.8 .420 6.6 15.8 .420 5.0 6.4 .779 5.0 5.2 6.6 18.3
11 Tom Sanders 34 59 423 4.0 12.7 .315 4.0 12.7 .315 2.0 3.0 .657 7.5 2.3 7.0 10.0
12 Mark Minor 22 4 20 1.8 7.2 .250 1.8 7.2 .250 5.4 7.2 .750 7.2 3.6 9.0 9.0

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Dave Cowens 24 82 3425 .452 .452 .779
2 John Havlicek 32 80 3367 .450 .450 .858
3 Jo Jo White 26 82 3250 .431 .431 .781
4 Paul Silas 29 80 2618 .470 .470 .700
5 Don Chaney 26 79 2488 .482 .482 .787
6 Don Nelson 32 72 1425 .476 .476 .846
7 Art Williams 33 81 974 .421 .421 .768
8 Steve Kuberski 25 78 762 .403 .403 .774
9 Hank Finkel 30 76 496 .451 .451 .538
10 Paul Westphal 22 60 482 .420 .420 .779
11 Tom Sanders 34 59 423 .315 .315 .657
12 Mark Minor 22 4 20 .250 .250 .750

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 Dave Cowens 24 82 3425 18.1 .481 .160 17.5 13.0 2.1 9.9 12.0 .168
2 John Havlicek 32 80 3367 18.6 .502 .253 7.6 21.3 4.9 7.2 12.1 .172
3 Jo Jo White 26 82 3250 14.7 .457 .137 5.7 20.6 -0.1 6.2 6.1 .091
4 Paul Silas 29 80 2618 17.9 .523 .447 17.9 11.8 3.8 7.6 11.5 .210
5 Don Chaney 26 79 2488 13.6 .532 .311 8.1 11.1 4.1 4.6 8.7 .168
6 Don Nelson 32 72 1425 16.8 .531 .290 10.0 9.6 3.0 2.8 5.8 .194
7 Art Williams 33 81 974 13.2 .460 .215 8.4 28.4 0.2 2.6 2.8 .138
8 Steve Kuberski 25 78 762 11.7 .449 .242 11.6 4.4 -0.3 1.5 1.2 .077
9 Hank Finkel 30 76 496 11.4 .470 .301 13.7 6.5 0.1 1.1 1.2 .119
10 Paul Westphal 22 60 482 14.2 .490 .406 6.3 18.3 0.5 0.9 1.4 .140
11 Tom Sanders 34 59 423 4.9 .356 .235 9.4 7.5 -1.0 0.8 -0.2 -0.021
12 Mark Minor 22 4 20 6.8 .434 1.000 9.0 10.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 .081

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 Dave Cowens 24 13 598 129 273 .473 129 273 .473 .473 27 41 .659 216 48 54 285
2 Jo Jo White 26 13 583 135 300 .450 135 300 .450 .450 49 54 .907 54 83 44 319
3 Paul Silas 29 13 512 47 120 .392 47 120 .392 .392 31 50 .620 196 39 39 125
4 John Havlicek 32 12 479 112 235 .477 112 235 .477 .477 61 74 .824 62 65 24 285
5 Don Nelson 32 13 303 47 101 .465 47 101 .465 .465 49 56 .875 38 15 29 143
6 Don Chaney 26 12 288 39 82 .476 39 82 .476 .476 12 17 .706 40 25 41 90
7 Art Williams 33 10 156 21 47 .447 21 47 .447 .447 6 8 .750 27 41 31 48
8 Paul Westphal 22 11 109 19 39 .487 19 39 .487 .487 5 7 .714 7 9 24 43
9 Steve Kuberski 25 12 95 19 46 .413 19 46 .413 .413 7 10 .700 14 3 15 45
10 Tom Sanders 34 5 24 5 9 .556 5 9 .556 .556 0 2 .000 5 1 7 10
11 Hank Finkel 30 7 23 6 9 .667 6 9 .667 .667 0 0 6 3 4 12

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 Dave Cowens 24 13 46.0 9.9 21.0 .473 9.9 21.0 .473 2.1 3.2 .659 16.6 3.7 4.2 21.9
2 Jo Jo White 26 13 44.8 10.4 23.1 .450 10.4 23.1 .450 3.8 4.2 .907 4.2 6.4 3.4 24.5
3 John Havlicek 32 12 39.9 9.3 19.6 .477 9.3 19.6 .477 5.1 6.2 .824 5.2 5.4 2.0 23.8
4 Paul Silas 29 13 39.4 3.6 9.2 .392 3.6 9.2 .392 2.4 3.8 .620 15.1 3.0 3.0 9.6
5 Don Chaney 26 12 24.0 3.3 6.8 .476 3.3 6.8 .476 1.0 1.4 .706 3.3 2.1 3.4 7.5
6 Don Nelson 32 13 23.3 3.6 7.8 .465 3.6 7.8 .465 3.8 4.3 .875 2.9 1.2 2.2 11.0
7 Art Williams 33 10 15.6 2.1 4.7 .447 2.1 4.7 .447 0.6 0.8 .750 2.7 4.1 3.1 4.8
8 Paul Westphal 22 11 9.9 1.7 3.5 .487 1.7 3.5 .487 0.5 0.6 .714 0.6 0.8 2.2 3.9
9 Steve Kuberski 25 12 7.9 1.6 3.8 .413 1.6 3.8 .413 0.6 0.8 .700 1.2 0.3 1.3 3.8
10 Tom Sanders 34 5 4.8 1.0 1.8 .556 1.0 1.8 .556 0.0 0.4 .000 1.0 0.2 1.4 2.0
11 Hank Finkel 30 7 3.3 0.9 1.3 .667 0.9 1.3 .667 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.4 0.6 1.7

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 Dave Cowens 24 13 598 7.8 16.4 .473 7.8 16.4 .473 1.6 2.5 .659 13.0 2.9 3.3 17.2
2 Jo Jo White 26 13 583 8.3 18.5 .450 8.3 18.5 .450 3.0 3.3 .907 3.3 5.1 2.7 19.7
3 Paul Silas 29 13 512 3.3 8.4 .392 3.3 8.4 .392 2.2 3.5 .620 13.8 2.7 2.7 8.8
4 John Havlicek 32 12 479 8.4 17.7 .477 8.4 17.7 .477 4.6 5.6 .824 4.7 4.9 1.8 21.4
5 Don Nelson 32 13 303 5.6 12.0 .465 5.6 12.0 .465 5.8 6.7 .875 4.5 1.8 3.4 17.0
6 Don Chaney 26 12 288 4.9 10.2 .476 4.9 10.2 .476 1.5 2.1 .706 5.0 3.1 5.1 11.3
7 Art Williams 33 10 156 4.8 10.8 .447 4.8 10.8 .447 1.4 1.8 .750 6.2 9.5 7.2 11.1
8 Paul Westphal 22 11 109 6.3 12.9 .487 6.3 12.9 .487 1.7 2.3 .714 2.3 3.0 7.9 14.2
9 Steve Kuberski 25 12 95 7.2 17.4 .413 7.2 17.4 .413 2.7 3.8 .700 5.3 1.1 5.7 17.1
10 Tom Sanders 34 5 24 7.5 13.5 .556 7.5 13.5 .556 0.0 3.0 .000 7.5 1.5 10.5 15.0
11 Hank Finkel 30 7 23 9.4 14.1 .667 9.4 14.1 .667 0.0 0.0 9.4 4.7 6.3 18.8

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 ORtg DRtg
1 Dave Cowens 24 13 598 .473 .473 .659
2 Jo Jo White 26 13 583 .450 .450 .907
3 Paul Silas 29 13 512 .392 .392 .620
4 John Havlicek 32 12 479 .477 .477 .824
5 Don Nelson 32 13 303 .465 .465 .875
6 Don Chaney 26 12 288 .476 .476 .706
7 Art Williams 33 10 156 .447 .447 .750
8 Paul Westphal 22 11 109 .487 .487 .714
9 Steve Kuberski 25 12 95 .413 .413 .700
10 Tom Sanders 34 5 24 .556 .556 .000
11 Hank Finkel 30 7 23 .667 .667

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 Dave Cowens 24 13 598 17.8 .490 .150 18.2 11.5 0.6 0.7 1.3 .107
2 Jo Jo White 26 13 583 16.4 .493 .180 4.7 20.9 0.8 0.4 1.2 .101
3 Paul Silas 29 13 512 12.6 .440 .417 19.3 9.3 -0.1 0.6 0.6 .053
4 John Havlicek 32 12 479 19.7 .533 .315 6.5 20.0 1.3 0.4 1.7 .166
5 Don Nelson 32 13 303 14.6 .569 .554 6.3 6.5 0.8 0.2 1.0 .164
6 Don Chaney 26 12 288 10.0 .503 .207 7.0 11.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 .081
7 Art Williams 33 10 156 14.4 .475 .170 8.7 33.8 0.1 0.2 0.3 .091
8 Paul Westphal 22 11 109 9.3 .511 .179 3.2 11.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 .090
9 Steve Kuberski 25 12 95 9.9 .446 .217 7.4 4.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 .017
10 Tom Sanders 34 5 24 9.9 .506 .222 10.5 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 .095
11 Hank Finkel 30 7 23 21.6 .667 .000 13.1 20.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 .287