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1977-78 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 32-50, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Heinsohn (11-23), Tom Sanders (21-27)

PTS/G: 105.7 (16th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.7 (8th of 22)
SRS: -1.86 (18th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.9 (15th of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.1 (20th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.9 (12th of 22)
Expected W-L: 36-46 (18th of 22)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

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
54 Zaid Abdul-Aziz C 6-9 235 April 7, 1946 9 Iowa State University
34 Jim Ard C 6-8 215 September 19, 1948 7 University of Cincinnati
52 Bob Bigelow SF 6-7 215 December 26, 1953 2 University of Pennsylvania
44 Dave Bing PG 6-3 180 November 24, 1943 11 Syracuse University
31 Tom Boswell PF 6-9 220 October 2, 1953 2 University of South Carolina
42 Don Chaney SG 6-5 210 March 22, 1946 9 University of Houston
18 Dave Cowens C 6-9 230 October 25, 1948 7 Florida State University
7 Ernie DiGregorio PG 6-0 180 January 15, 1951 4 Providence College
17 John Havlicek SF 6-5 203 April 8, 1940 15 Ohio State University
33 Steve Kuberski PF 6-8 215 November 6, 1947 8 Bradley University
30 Cedric Maxwell SF 6-8 205 November 21, 1955 R University of North Carolina at Charlotte
41 Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 July 2, 1949 6 University of California, Los Angeles
20 Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 June 13, 1951 3 Syracuse University
11 Charlie Scott SG 6-5 175 December 15, 1948 7 University of North Carolina
27 Kevin Stacom SG 6-3 185 September 4, 1951 3 Providence College
26 Kermit Washington PF 6-8 230 September 17, 1951 4 American University
10 Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 November 16, 1946 8 University of Kansas
12 Sidney Wicks PF 6-8 225 September 19, 1949 6 University of California, Los Angeles

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 19830 3494 7635 .458 3494 7635 .458 1682 2159 .779 1235 2850 4085 1969 643 295 1652 2033 8670
Team/G 241.8 42.6 93.1 .458 42.6 93.1 .458 20.5 26.3 .779 15.1 34.8 49.8 24.0 7.8 3.6 20.1 24.8 105.7
Lg Rank 6 18 14 18 18 14 18 14 18 5 10 2 3 15 22 22 11 12 16
Year/Year 0.0% 0.9% -1.8% +0.012 0.9% -1.8% +0.012 2.1% -1.0% +0.023 -0.5% -3.9% -2.9% -2.0% 27.1% 12.2% -1.3% -0.3% 1.1%
Opponent 82 19830 3539 7761 .456 3539 7761 .456 1752 2278 .769 1142 2575 3717 1981 763 374 1412 1871 8830
Opponent/G 241.8 43.2 94.6 .456 43.2 94.6 .456 21.4 27.8 .769 13.9 31.4 45.3 24.2 9.3 4.6 17.2 22.8 107.7
Lg Rank 6 6 16 3 6 16 3 14 11 22 3 7 3 6 10 5 21 2 8
Year/Year 0.0% -0.6% -1.8% +0.006 -0.6% -1.8% +0.006 8.4% 4.5% +0.028 2.9% -6.5% -3.8% 3.3% 9.2% 7.2% 3.1% -4.2% 1.1%

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 36 46 -1.95 0.09 -1.86 99.1 100.9 105.9 .283 .458 16.1 32.4 .220 .456 13.9 71.4 .226 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 18 18 18 7 18 20 12 15 17 18 10 8 13 3 22 1 10

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 29 77 3215 598 1220 .490 598 1220 .490 .490 239 284 .842 248 830 1078 351 102 67 217 297 1435
2 John Havlicek 37 82 2797 546 1217 .449 546 1217 .449 .449 230 269 .855 93 239 332 328 90 22 204 185 1322
3 Sidney Wicks 28 81 2413 433 927 .467 433 927 .467 .467 217 329 .660 223 450 673 171 67 46 226 318 1083
4 Dave Bing 34 80 2256 422 940 .449 422 940 .449 .449 244 296 .824 76 136 212 300 79 18 216 247 1088
5 Jo Jo White 31 46 1641 289 690 .419 289 690 .419 .419 103 120 .858 53 127 180 209 49 7 117 109 681
6 Cedric Maxwell 22 72 1213 170 316 .538 170 316 .538 .538 188 250 .752 138 241 379 68 53 48 122 151 528
7 Tom Boswell 24 65 1149 185 357 .518 185 357 .518 .518 93 123 .756 117 171 288 71 25 14 95 204 463
8 Charlie Scott 29 31 1080 210 485 .433 210 485 .433 .433 84 118 .712 24 77 101 143 51 6 105 97 504
9 Kevin Stacom 26 55 1006 206 484 .426 206 484 .426 .426 54 71 .761 26 80 106 111 28 3 69 60 466
10 Curtis Rowe 28 51 911 123 273 .451 123 273 .451 .451 66 89 .742 74 129 203 45 14 8 76 94 312
11 Kermit Washington 26 32 866 137 263 .521 137 263 .521 .521 102 136 .750 105 230 335 42 28 40 54 114 376
12 Don Chaney 31 42 702 91 233 .391 91 233 .391 .391 33 39 .846 36 69 105 49 36 10 50 93 215
13 Ernie DiGregorio 27 27 274 47 109 .431 47 109 .431 .431 12 13 .923 2 25 27 66 12 1 47 22 106
14 Fred Saunders 26 26 243 30 91 .330 30 91 .330 .330 14 17 .824 11 26 37 11 7 4 20 34 74
15 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 2 24 3 13 .231 3 13 .231 .231 2 3 .667 6 9 15 3 1 1 3 4 8
16 Bob Bigelow 24 4 17 3 12 .250 3 12 .250 .250 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 6
17 Steve Kuberski 30 3 14 1 4 .250 1 4 .250 .250 0 0 1 5 6 0 1 0 2 2 2
18 Jim Ard 29 1 9 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 .000 1 2 .500 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 1

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 29 77 41.8 7.8 15.8 .490 7.8 15.8 .490 3.1 3.7 .842 3.2 10.8 14.0 4.6 1.3 0.9 2.8 3.9 18.6
2 Jo Jo White 31 46 35.7 6.3 15.0 .419 6.3 15.0 .419 2.2 2.6 .858 1.2 2.8 3.9 4.5 1.1 0.2 2.5 2.4 14.8
3 Charlie Scott 29 31 34.8 6.8 15.6 .433 6.8 15.6 .433 2.7 3.8 .712 0.8 2.5 3.3 4.6 1.6 0.2 3.4 3.1 16.3
4 John Havlicek 37 82 34.1 6.7 14.8 .449 6.7 14.8 .449 2.8 3.3 .855 1.1 2.9 4.0 4.0 1.1 0.3 2.5 2.3 16.1
5 Sidney Wicks 28 81 29.8 5.3 11.4 .467 5.3 11.4 .467 2.7 4.1 .660 2.8 5.6 8.3 2.1 0.8 0.6 2.8 3.9 13.4
6 Dave Bing 34 80 28.2 5.3 11.8 .449 5.3 11.8 .449 3.1 3.7 .824 1.0 1.7 2.7 3.8 1.0 0.2 2.7 3.1 13.6
7 Kermit Washington 26 32 27.1 4.3 8.2 .521 4.3 8.2 .521 3.2 4.3 .750 3.3 7.2 10.5 1.3 0.9 1.3 1.7 3.6 11.8
8 Kevin Stacom 26 55 18.3 3.7 8.8 .426 3.7 8.8 .426 1.0 1.3 .761 0.5 1.5 1.9 2.0 0.5 0.1 1.3 1.1 8.5
9 Curtis Rowe 28 51 17.9 2.4 5.4 .451 2.4 5.4 .451 1.3 1.7 .742 1.5 2.5 4.0 0.9 0.3 0.2 1.5 1.8 6.1
10 Tom Boswell 24 65 17.7 2.8 5.5 .518 2.8 5.5 .518 1.4 1.9 .756 1.8 2.6 4.4 1.1 0.4 0.2 1.5 3.1 7.1
11 Cedric Maxwell 22 72 16.8 2.4 4.4 .538 2.4 4.4 .538 2.6 3.5 .752 1.9 3.3 5.3 0.9 0.7 0.7 1.7 2.1 7.3
12 Don Chaney 31 42 16.7 2.2 5.5 .391 2.2 5.5 .391 0.8 0.9 .846 0.9 1.6 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.2 1.2 2.2 5.1
13 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 2 12.0 1.5 6.5 .231 1.5 6.5 .231 1.0 1.5 .667 3.0 4.5 7.5 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.5 2.0 4.0
14 Ernie DiGregorio 27 27 10.1 1.7 4.0 .431 1.7 4.0 .431 0.4 0.5 .923 0.1 0.9 1.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.7 0.8 3.9
15 Fred Saunders 26 26 9.3 1.2 3.5 .330 1.2 3.5 .330 0.5 0.7 .824 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.8 1.3 2.8
16 Jim Ard 29 1 9.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 3.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
17 Steve Kuberski 30 3 4.7 0.3 1.3 .250 0.3 1.3 .250 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.7 2.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 0.7
18 Bob Bigelow 24 4 4.3 0.8 3.0 .250 0.8 3.0 .250 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.5

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 29 77 3215 6.7 13.7 .490 6.7 13.7 .490 2.7 3.2 .842 2.8 9.3 12.1 3.9 1.1 0.8 2.4 3.3 16.1
2 John Havlicek 37 82 2797 7.0 15.7 .449 7.0 15.7 .449 3.0 3.5 .855 1.2 3.1 4.3 4.2 1.2 0.3 2.6 2.4 17.0
3 Sidney Wicks 28 81 2413 6.5 13.8 .467 6.5 13.8 .467 3.2 4.9 .660 3.3 6.7 10.0 2.6 1.0 0.7 3.4 4.7 16.2
4 Dave Bing 34 80 2256 6.7 15.0 .449 6.7 15.0 .449 3.9 4.7 .824 1.2 2.2 3.4 4.8 1.3 0.3 3.4 3.9 17.4
5 Jo Jo White 31 46 1641 6.3 15.1 .419 6.3 15.1 .419 2.3 2.6 .858 1.2 2.8 3.9 4.6 1.1 0.2 2.6 2.4 14.9
6 Cedric Maxwell 22 72 1213 5.0 9.4 .538 5.0 9.4 .538 5.6 7.4 .752 4.1 7.2 11.2 2.0 1.6 1.4 3.6 4.5 15.7
7 Tom Boswell 24 65 1149 5.8 11.2 .518 5.8 11.2 .518 2.9 3.9 .756 3.7 5.4 9.0 2.2 0.8 0.4 3.0 6.4 14.5
8 Charlie Scott 29 31 1080 7.0 16.2 .433 7.0 16.2 .433 2.8 3.9 .712 0.8 2.6 3.4 4.8 1.7 0.2 3.5 3.2 16.8
9 Kevin Stacom 26 55 1006 7.4 17.3 .426 7.4 17.3 .426 1.9 2.5 .761 0.9 2.9 3.8 4.0 1.0 0.1 2.5 2.1 16.7
10 Curtis Rowe 28 51 911 4.9 10.8 .451 4.9 10.8 .451 2.6 3.5 .742 2.9 5.1 8.0 1.8 0.6 0.3 3.0 3.7 12.3
11 Kermit Washington 26 32 866 5.7 10.9 .521 5.7 10.9 .521 4.2 5.7 .750 4.4 9.6 13.9 1.7 1.2 1.7 2.2 4.7 15.6
12 Don Chaney 31 42 702 4.7 11.9 .391 4.7 11.9 .391 1.7 2.0 .846 1.8 3.5 5.4 2.5 1.8 0.5 2.6 4.8 11.0
13 Ernie DiGregorio 27 27 274 6.2 14.3 .431 6.2 14.3 .431 1.6 1.7 .923 0.3 3.3 3.5 8.7 1.6 0.1 6.2 2.9 13.9
14 Fred Saunders 26 26 243 4.4 13.5 .330 4.4 13.5 .330 2.1 2.5 .824 1.6 3.9 5.5 1.6 1.0 0.6 3.0 5.0 11.0
15 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 2 24 4.5 19.5 .231 4.5 19.5 .231 3.0 4.5 .667 9.0 13.5 22.5 4.5 1.5 1.5 4.5 6.0 12.0
16 Bob Bigelow 24 4 17 6.4 25.4 .250 6.4 25.4 .250 0.0 0.0 2.1 6.4 8.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.1 12.7
17 Steve Kuberski 30 3 14 2.6 10.3 .250 2.6 10.3 .250 0.0 0.0 2.6 12.9 15.4 0.0 2.6 0.0 5.1 5.1 5.1
18 Jim Ard 29 1 9 0.0 4.0 .000 0.0 4.0 .000 4.0 8.0 .500 4.0 12.0 16.0 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0 4.0

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 29 77 3215 8.4 17.2 .490 8.4 17.2 .490 3.4 4.0 .842 3.5 11.7 15.2 4.9 1.4 0.9 3.1 4.2 20.2 108 97
2 John Havlicek 37 82 2797 8.8 19.7 .449 8.8 19.7 .449 3.7 4.4 .855 1.5 3.9 5.4 5.3 1.5 0.4 3.3 3.0 21.4 101 103
3 Sidney Wicks 28 81 2413 8.1 17.4 .467 8.1 17.4 .467 4.1 6.2 .660 4.2 8.4 12.6 3.2 1.3 0.9 4.2 6.0 20.3 97 100
4 Dave Bing 34 80 2256 8.5 18.9 .449 8.5 18.9 .449 4.9 5.9 .824 1.5 2.7 4.3 6.0 1.6 0.4 4.3 5.0 21.9 99 103
5 Jo Jo White 31 46 1641 8.0 19.1 .419 8.0 19.1 .419 2.8 3.3 .858 1.5 3.5 5.0 5.8 1.4 0.2 3.2 3.0 18.8 95 104
6 Cedric Maxwell 22 72 1213 6.4 11.8 .538 6.4 11.8 .538 7.0 9.3 .752 5.2 9.0 14.2 2.5 2.0 1.8 4.6 5.6 19.7 109 97
7 Tom Boswell 24 65 1149 7.3 14.1 .518 7.3 14.1 .518 3.7 4.9 .756 4.6 6.7 11.4 2.8 1.0 0.6 3.7 8.0 18.3 105 102
8 Charlie Scott 29 31 1080 8.8 20.3 .433 8.8 20.3 .433 3.5 5.0 .712 1.0 3.2 4.2 6.0 2.1 0.3 4.4 4.1 21.1 92 102
9 Kevin Stacom 26 55 1006 9.3 21.8 .426 9.3 21.8 .426 2.4 3.2 .761 1.2 3.6 4.8 5.0 1.3 0.1 3.1 2.7 21.0 94 104
10 Curtis Rowe 28 51 911 6.1 13.6 .451 6.1 13.6 .451 3.3 4.4 .742 3.7 6.4 10.1 2.2 0.7 0.4 3.8 4.7 15.5 94 103
11 Kermit Washington 26 32 866 7.2 13.8 .521 7.2 13.8 .521 5.3 7.1 .750 5.5 12.0 17.5 2.2 1.5 2.1 2.8 6.0 19.7 115 96
12 Don Chaney 31 42 702 5.9 15.0 .391 5.9 15.0 .391 2.1 2.5 .846 2.3 4.5 6.8 3.2 2.3 0.6 3.2 6.0 13.9 87 100
13 Ernie DiGregorio 27 27 274 7.8 18.0 .431 7.8 18.0 .431 2.0 2.1 .923 0.3 4.1 4.5 10.9 2.0 0.2 7.8 3.6 17.5 82 102
14 Fred Saunders 26 26 243 5.6 17.0 .330 5.6 17.0 .330 2.6 3.2 .824 2.1 4.8 6.9 2.1 1.3 0.7 3.7 6.3 13.8 76 102
15 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 2 24 5.7 24.5 .231 5.7 24.5 .231 3.8 5.7 .667 11.3 17.0 28.3 5.7 1.9 1.9 5.7 7.6 15.1 74 92
16 Bob Bigelow 24 4 17 8.0 32.0 .250 8.0 32.0 .250 0.0 0.0 2.7 8.0 10.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.7 16.0 64 104
17 Steve Kuberski 30 3 14 3.2 12.9 .250 3.2 12.9 .250 0.0 0.0 3.2 16.2 19.4 0.0 3.2 0.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 44 92
18 Jim Ard 29 1 9 0.0 5.0 .000 0.0 5.0 .000 5.0 10.1 .500 5.0 15.1 20.1 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 99 99

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 29 77 3215 18.6 .533 .233 8.0 25.6 17.0 15.7 1.4 1.1 13.9 18.8 6.1 4.8 10.8 .162 1.8 2.1 4.0 4.8
2 John Havlicek 37 82 2797 14.3 .495 .221 3.5 8.5 6.0 17.1 1.5 0.4 13.3 21.3 2.9 2.1 5.1 .087 0.0 -0.6 -0.6 1.0
3 Sidney Wicks 28 81 2413 13.9 .505 .355 9.6 18.5 14.2 10.1 1.3 1.0 17.4 20.8 1.4 2.8 4.2 .084 -0.6 0.5 -0.1 1.2
4 Dave Bing 34 80 2256 13.4 .508 .315 3.5 6.0 4.8 19.2 1.6 0.4 16.8 22.1 2.0 1.6 3.6 .076 -0.4 -1.2 -1.6 0.2
5 Jo Jo White 31 46 1641 11.9 .458 .174 3.4 7.7 5.6 18.1 1.4 0.2 13.6 20.3 0.6 1.1 1.7 .049 -0.9 -0.7 -1.6 0.2
6 Cedric Maxwell 22 72 1213 17.8 .620 .791 11.8 19.7 15.9 7.6 2.0 2.0 22.3 17.5 2.4 1.8 4.2 .166 0.3 1.1 1.4 1.0
7 Tom Boswell 24 65 1149 12.9 .563 .345 10.6 14.8 12.7 8.6 1.0 0.6 18.8 17.1 1.6 1.1 2.7 .111 -0.2 -0.4 -0.7 0.4
8 Charlie Scott 29 31 1080 12.3 .469 .243 2.3 7.1 4.8 19.3 2.1 0.3 16.4 23.0 -0.1 1.0 0.8 .037 -1.3 -0.6 -1.9 0.0
9 Kevin Stacom 26 55 1006 12.0 .452 .147 2.7 7.9 5.4 16.3 1.3 0.2 11.8 22.5 0.1 0.7 0.8 .038 -2.1 -2.1 -4.1 -0.5
10 Curtis Rowe 28 51 911 9.7 .500 .326 8.5 14.1 11.3 6.6 0.7 0.4 19.6 16.5 0.2 0.7 0.9 .046 -2.5 -0.8 -3.4 -0.3
11 Kermit Washington 26 32 866 19.3 .582 .517 12.6 26.4 19.7 6.7 1.5 2.4 14.3 16.9 2.1 1.4 3.6 .199 0.8 1.2 2.0 0.9
12 Don Chaney 31 42 702 8.2 .430 .167 5.3 9.8 7.6 9.3 2.3 0.7 16.7 16.6 -0.4 0.8 0.4 .024 -3.2 0.4 -2.8 -0.1
13 Ernie DiGregorio 27 27 274 10.1 .462 .119 0.8 9.1 5.0 34.0 2.0 0.2 29.1 22.9 -0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.039 -4.5 -2.2 -6.8 -0.3
14 Fred Saunders 26 26 243 4.1 .376 .187 4.7 10.6 7.7 6.0 1.3 0.8 16.9 18.9 -0.5 0.2 -0.3 -0.050 -6.1 -1.2 -7.3 -0.3
15 Zaid Abdul-Aziz 31 2 24 11.5 .279 .231 26.0 37.3 31.8 16.5 1.9 2.1 17.3 28.0 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.062 -4.0 1.5 -2.6 0.0
16 Bob Bigelow 24 4 17 0.6 .250 .000 6.1 17.5 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 27.3 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.169 -12.0 -8.3 -20.3 -0.1
17 Steve Kuberski 30 3 14 0.6 .250 .000 7.4 35.5 21.8 0.0 3.2 0.0 33.3 16.6 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -0.140 -13.2 -2.3 -15.5 0.0
18 Jim Ard 29 1 9 9.4 .266 2.000 11.6 33.1 22.6 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 .081 -3.7 0.0 -3.7 0.0