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1978-79 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 29-53, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Sanders (2-12), Dave Cowens (27-41)

PTS/G: 108.2 (16th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.3 (19th of 22)
SRS: -4.78 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (10th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.6 (19th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.4 (19th of 22)
Expected W-L: 28-54 (21st 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
7 Tiny Archibald PG 6-1 150 September 2, 1948 7 University of Texas at El Paso
34 Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 February 22, 1948 8 Santa Clara University
35 Tom Barker C 6-11 225 March 11, 1955 1 University of Hawaii
27 Marvin Barnes PF 6-8 210 July 27, 1952 4 Providence College
12 Don Chaney SG 6-5 210 March 22, 1946 10 University of Houston
18 Dave Cowens C 6-9 230 October 25, 1948 8 Florida State University
42 Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 January 11, 1949 6 Villanova University
32 Jeff Judkins SF 6-6 185 March 23, 1956 R University of Utah
35 Billy Knight SF 6-6 195 June 9, 1952 4 University of Pittsburgh
30 Cedric Maxwell SF 6-8 205 November 21, 1955 1 University of North Carolina at Charlotte
11 Bob McAdoo C 6-9 210 September 25, 1951 6 University of North Carolina
53 Rick Robey C 6-11 230 January 30, 1956 R University of Kentucky
41 Curtis Rowe PF 6-7 225 July 2, 1949 7 University of California, Los Angeles
45 Frankie Sanders SF 6-6 200 January 23, 1957 R Southern University and A&M College
27 Kevin Stacom SG 6-3 185 September 4, 1951 4 Providence College
43 Earl Tatum SG 6-5 185 July 26, 1953 2 Marquette University
10 Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 November 16, 1946 9 University of Kansas
52 Earl Williams C 6-7 230 March 24, 1951 3 Winston-Salem State 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 82 19680 3527 7347 .480 3527 7347 .480 1820 2321 .784 1119 2396 3515 1995 710 283 1713 1977 8874
Team/G 240.0 43.0 89.6 .480 43.0 89.6 .480 22.2 28.3 .784 13.6 29.2 42.9 24.3 8.7 3.5 20.9 24.1 108.2
Lg Rank 21 16 18 15 16 18 15 8 12 3 19 16 19 16 13 22 17 7 16
Year/Year -0.8% 0.9% -3.8% +0.023 0.9% -3.8% +0.023 8.2% 7.5% +0.005 -9.4% -15.9% -14.0% 1.3% 10.4% -4.1% 3.7% -2.8% 2.4%
Opponent 82 19680 3855 7593 .508 3855 7593 .508 1578 2079 .759 1122 2453 3575 2170 717 438 1603 2025 9288
Opponent/G 240.0 47.0 92.6 .508 47.0 92.6 .508 19.2 25.4 .759 13.7 29.9 43.6 26.5 8.7 5.3 19.5 24.7 113.3
Lg Rank 21 21 12 22 21 12 22 5 4 18 3 9 4 12 8 14 11 7 19
Year/Year -0.8% 8.9% -2.2% +0.052 8.9% -2.2% +0.052 -9.9% -8.7% -0.010 -1.8% -4.7% -3.8% 9.5% -6.0% 17.1% 13.5% 8.2% 5.2%

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 28 54 -5.05 0.27 -4.78 101.6 106.4 106.5 .316 .480 17.0 31.3 .248 .508 15.9 68.1 .208 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 21 21 21 2 21 19 19 10 8 15 17 19 5 22 12 7 4

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 Cedric Maxwell 23 80 2969 472 808 .584 472 808 .584 574 716 .802 272 519 791 228 98 74 273 266 1518
2 Chris Ford 30 78 2629 525 1107 .474 525 1107 .474 165 219 .753 115 141 256 369 114 24 200 200 1215
3 Dave Cowens 30 68 2517 488 1010 .483 488 1010 .483 151 187 .807 152 500 652 242 76 51 174 263 1127
4 Tiny Archibald 30 69 1662 259 573 .452 259 573 .452 242 307 .788 25 78 103 324 55 6 197 132 760
5 Jeff Judkins 22 81 1521 295 587 .503 295 587 .503 119 146 .815 70 121 191 145 81 12 109 184 709
6 Jo Jo White 32 47 1455 255 596 .428 255 596 .428 79 89 .888 22 106 128 214 54 4 142 100 589
7 Curtis Rowe 29 53 1222 151 346 .436 151 346 .436 52 75 .693 79 163 242 69 15 13 88 105 354
8 Billy Knight 26 40 1119 219 436 .502 219 436 .502 118 146 .808 41 132 173 66 31 3 129 86 556
9 Don Chaney 32 65 1074 174 414 .420 174 414 .420 36 42 .857 63 78 141 75 72 11 65 167 384
10 Rick Robey 23 36 914 182 378 .481 182 378 .481 84 103 .816 88 171 259 79 23 3 75 121 448
11 Marvin Barnes 26 38 796 133 271 .491 133 271 .491 43 66 .652 57 120 177 53 38 39 68 144 309
12 Bob McAdoo 27 20 637 167 334 .500 167 334 .500 77 115 .670 36 105 141 40 12 20 64 55 411
13 Earl Williams 27 20 273 54 123 .439 54 123 .439 14 24 .583 41 64 105 12 12 9 20 41 122
14 Kevin Stacom 27 24 260 52 133 .391 52 133 .391 13 19 .684 10 14 24 35 15 0 26 18 117
15 Dennis Awtrey 30 23 247 17 44 .386 17 44 .386 16 20 .800 13 34 47 20 3 6 21 37 50
16 Frankie Sanders 22 24 216 55 119 .462 55 119 .462 22 27 .815 22 29 51 17 7 3 23 25 132
17 Tom Barker 23 12 131 21 48 .438 21 48 .438 11 15 .733 12 18 30 6 4 4 13 26 53
18 Earl Tatum 25 3 38 8 20 .400 8 20 .400 4 5 .800 1 3 4 1 0 1 3 7 20

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 Cedric Maxwell 23 80 37.1 5.9 10.1 .584 5.9 10.1 .584 7.2 9.0 .802 3.4 6.5 9.9 2.9 1.2 0.9 3.4 3.3 19.0
2 Dave Cowens 30 68 37.0 7.2 14.9 .483 7.2 14.9 .483 2.2 2.8 .807 2.2 7.4 9.6 3.6 1.1 0.8 2.6 3.9 16.6
3 Chris Ford 30 78 33.7 6.7 14.2 .474 6.7 14.2 .474 2.1 2.8 .753 1.5 1.8 3.3 4.7 1.5 0.3 2.6 2.6 15.6
4 Bob McAdoo 27 20 31.9 8.4 16.7 .500 8.4 16.7 .500 3.9 5.8 .670 1.8 5.3 7.1 2.0 0.6 1.0 3.2 2.8 20.6
5 Jo Jo White 32 47 31.0 5.4 12.7 .428 5.4 12.7 .428 1.7 1.9 .888 0.5 2.3 2.7 4.6 1.1 0.1 3.0 2.1 12.5
6 Billy Knight 26 40 28.0 5.5 10.9 .502 5.5 10.9 .502 3.0 3.7 .808 1.0 3.3 4.3 1.7 0.8 0.1 3.2 2.2 13.9
7 Rick Robey 23 36 25.4 5.1 10.5 .481 5.1 10.5 .481 2.3 2.9 .816 2.4 4.8 7.2 2.2 0.6 0.1 2.1 3.4 12.4
8 Tiny Archibald 30 69 24.1 3.8 8.3 .452 3.8 8.3 .452 3.5 4.4 .788 0.4 1.1 1.5 4.7 0.8 0.1 2.9 1.9 11.0
9 Curtis Rowe 29 53 23.1 2.8 6.5 .436 2.8 6.5 .436 1.0 1.4 .693 1.5 3.1 4.6 1.3 0.3 0.2 1.7 2.0 6.7
10 Marvin Barnes 26 38 20.9 3.5 7.1 .491 3.5 7.1 .491 1.1 1.7 .652 1.5 3.2 4.7 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.8 3.8 8.1
11 Jeff Judkins 22 81 18.8 3.6 7.2 .503 3.6 7.2 .503 1.5 1.8 .815 0.9 1.5 2.4 1.8 1.0 0.1 1.3 2.3 8.8
12 Don Chaney 32 65 16.5 2.7 6.4 .420 2.7 6.4 .420 0.6 0.6 .857 1.0 1.2 2.2 1.2 1.1 0.2 1.0 2.6 5.9
13 Earl Williams 27 20 13.7 2.7 6.2 .439 2.7 6.2 .439 0.7 1.2 .583 2.1 3.2 5.3 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.0 2.1 6.1
14 Earl Tatum 25 3 12.7 2.7 6.7 .400 2.7 6.7 .400 1.3 1.7 .800 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 1.0 2.3 6.7
15 Tom Barker 23 12 10.9 1.8 4.0 .438 1.8 4.0 .438 0.9 1.3 .733 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.1 2.2 4.4
16 Kevin Stacom 27 24 10.8 2.2 5.5 .391 2.2 5.5 .391 0.5 0.8 .684 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.5 0.6 0.0 1.1 0.8 4.9
17 Dennis Awtrey 30 23 10.7 0.7 1.9 .386 0.7 1.9 .386 0.7 0.9 .800 0.6 1.5 2.0 0.9 0.1 0.3 0.9 1.6 2.2
18 Frankie Sanders 22 24 9.0 2.3 5.0 .462 2.3 5.0 .462 0.9 1.1 .815 0.9 1.2 2.1 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.0 1.0 5.5

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 Cedric Maxwell 23 80 2969 5.7 9.8 .584 5.7 9.8 .584 7.0 8.7 .802 3.3 6.3 9.6 2.8 1.2 0.9 3.3 3.2 18.4
2 Chris Ford 30 78 2629 7.2 15.2 .474 7.2 15.2 .474 2.3 3.0 .753 1.6 1.9 3.5 5.1 1.6 0.3 2.7 2.7 16.6
3 Dave Cowens 30 68 2517 7.0 14.4 .483 7.0 14.4 .483 2.2 2.7 .807 2.2 7.2 9.3 3.5 1.1 0.7 2.5 3.8 16.1
4 Tiny Archibald 30 69 1662 5.6 12.4 .452 5.6 12.4 .452 5.2 6.6 .788 0.5 1.7 2.2 7.0 1.2 0.1 4.3 2.9 16.5
5 Jeff Judkins 22 81 1521 7.0 13.9 .503 7.0 13.9 .503 2.8 3.5 .815 1.7 2.9 4.5 3.4 1.9 0.3 2.6 4.4 16.8
6 Jo Jo White 32 47 1455 6.3 14.7 .428 6.3 14.7 .428 2.0 2.2 .888 0.5 2.6 3.2 5.3 1.3 0.1 3.5 2.5 14.6
7 Curtis Rowe 29 53 1222 4.4 10.2 .436 4.4 10.2 .436 1.5 2.2 .693 2.3 4.8 7.1 2.0 0.4 0.4 2.6 3.1 10.4
8 Billy Knight 26 40 1119 7.0 14.0 .502 7.0 14.0 .502 3.8 4.7 .808 1.3 4.2 5.6 2.1 1.0 0.1 4.2 2.8 17.9
9 Don Chaney 32 65 1074 5.8 13.9 .420 5.8 13.9 .420 1.2 1.4 .857 2.1 2.6 4.7 2.5 2.4 0.4 2.2 5.6 12.9
10 Rick Robey 23 36 914 7.2 14.9 .481 7.2 14.9 .481 3.3 4.1 .816 3.5 6.7 10.2 3.1 0.9 0.1 3.0 4.8 17.6
11 Marvin Barnes 26 38 796 6.0 12.3 .491 6.0 12.3 .491 1.9 3.0 .652 2.6 5.4 8.0 2.4 1.7 1.8 3.1 6.5 14.0
12 Bob McAdoo 27 20 637 9.4 18.9 .500 9.4 18.9 .500 4.4 6.5 .670 2.0 5.9 8.0 2.3 0.7 1.1 3.6 3.1 23.2
13 Earl Williams 27 20 273 7.1 16.2 .439 7.1 16.2 .439 1.8 3.2 .583 5.4 8.4 13.8 1.6 1.6 1.2 2.6 5.4 16.1
14 Kevin Stacom 27 24 260 7.2 18.4 .391 7.2 18.4 .391 1.8 2.6 .684 1.4 1.9 3.3 4.8 2.1 0.0 3.6 2.5 16.2
15 Dennis Awtrey 30 23 247 2.5 6.4 .386 2.5 6.4 .386 2.3 2.9 .800 1.9 5.0 6.9 2.9 0.4 0.9 3.1 5.4 7.3
16 Frankie Sanders 22 24 216 9.2 19.8 .462 9.2 19.8 .462 3.7 4.5 .815 3.7 4.8 8.5 2.8 1.2 0.5 3.8 4.2 22.0
17 Tom Barker 23 12 131 5.8 13.2 .438 5.8 13.2 .438 3.0 4.1 .733 3.3 4.9 8.2 1.6 1.1 1.1 3.6 7.1 14.6
18 Earl Tatum 25 3 38 7.6 18.9 .400 7.6 18.9 .400 3.8 4.7 .800 0.9 2.8 3.8 0.9 0.0 0.9 2.8 6.6 18.9

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 Cedric Maxwell 23 80 2969 7.2 12.3 .584 7.2 9.8 .584 8.7 10.9 .802 4.1 7.9 12.0 3.5 1.5 1.1 4.1 4.0 23.1
2 Chris Ford 30 78 2629 9.0 19.0 .474 9.0 15.2 .474 2.8 3.8 .753 2.0 2.4 4.4 6.3 2.0 0.4 3.4 3.4 20.8
3 Dave Cowens 30 68 2517 8.7 18.1 .483 8.7 14.4 .483 2.7 3.3 .807 2.7 9.0 11.7 4.3 1.4 0.9 3.1 4.7 20.2
4 Tiny Archibald 30 69 1662 7.0 15.5 .452 7.0 12.4 .452 6.6 8.3 .788 0.7 2.1 2.8 8.8 1.5 0.2 5.3 3.6 20.6
5 Jeff Judkins 22 81 1521 8.7 17.4 .503 8.7 13.9 .503 3.5 4.3 .815 2.1 3.6 5.7 4.3 2.4 0.4 3.2 5.5 21.0
6 Jo Jo White 32 47 1455 7.9 18.5 .428 7.9 14.7 .428 2.4 2.8 .888 0.7 3.3 4.0 6.6 1.7 0.1 4.4 3.1 18.3
7 Curtis Rowe 29 53 1222 5.6 12.8 .436 5.6 10.2 .436 1.9 2.8 .693 2.9 6.0 8.9 2.5 0.6 0.5 3.2 3.9 13.1
8 Billy Knight 26 40 1119 8.8 17.6 .502 8.8 14.0 .502 4.8 5.9 .808 1.7 5.3 7.0 2.7 1.2 0.1 5.2 3.5 22.4
9 Don Chaney 32 65 1074 7.3 17.4 .420 7.3 13.9 .420 1.5 1.8 .857 2.6 3.3 5.9 3.1 3.0 0.5 2.7 7.0 16.1
10 Rick Robey 23 36 914 9.0 18.6 .481 9.0 14.9 .481 4.1 5.1 .816 4.3 8.4 12.8 3.9 1.1 0.1 3.7 6.0 22.1
11 Marvin Barnes 26 38 796 7.5 15.3 .491 7.5 12.3 .491 2.4 3.7 .652 3.2 6.8 10.0 3.0 2.2 2.2 3.9 8.2 17.5
12 Bob McAdoo 27 20 637 11.8 23.6 .500 11.8 18.9 .500 5.4 8.1 .670 2.5 7.4 10.0 2.8 0.8 1.4 4.5 3.9 29.1
13 Earl Williams 27 20 273 8.9 20.3 .439 8.9 16.2 .439 2.3 4.0 .583 6.8 10.6 17.3 2.0 2.0 1.5 3.3 6.8 20.1
14 Kevin Stacom 27 24 260 9.0 23.1 .391 9.0 18.4 .391 2.3 3.3 .684 1.7 2.4 4.2 6.1 2.6 0.0 4.5 3.1 20.3
15 Dennis Awtrey 30 23 247 3.1 8.0 .386 3.1 6.4 .386 2.9 3.7 .800 2.4 6.2 8.6 3.7 0.5 1.1 3.8 6.8 9.1
16 Frankie Sanders 22 24 216 11.5 24.8 .462 11.5 19.8 .462 4.6 5.6 .815 4.6 6.1 10.6 3.5 1.5 0.6 4.8 5.2 27.6
17 Tom Barker 23 12 131 7.2 16.5 .438 7.2 13.2 .438 3.8 5.2 .733 4.1 6.2 10.3 2.1 1.4 1.4 4.5 8.9 18.2
18 Earl Tatum 25 3 38 9.5 23.7 .400 9.5 18.9 .400 4.7 5.9 .800 1.2 3.6 4.7 1.2 0.0 1.2 3.6 8.3 23.7

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 Cedric Maxwell 23 80 2969 19.9 .676 .584 .886 10.1 19.6 14.8 10.4 1.5 1.3 19.6 18.4 121 105 8.9 2.7 11.7 .188
2 Chris Ford 30 78 2629 14.3 .505 .474 .198 4.8 6.0 5.4 20.2 2.0 0.5 14.3 20.8 102 108 2.3 1.4 3.6 .067
3 Dave Cowens 30 68 2517 15.2 .516 .483 .185 6.7 22.2 14.4 13.7 1.4 1.1 13.7 19.6 103 105 2.4 2.4 4.8 .091
4 Tiny Archibald 30 69 1662 13.1 .537 .452 .536 1.7 5.3 3.4 26.3 1.5 0.2 21.8 21.3 100 109 1.0 0.6 1.6 .046
5 Jeff Judkins 22 81 1521 14.5 .544 .503 .249 5.1 8.9 7.0 13.6 2.4 0.4 14.3 19.5 106 106 1.9 1.1 3.0 .095
6 Jo Jo White 32 47 1455 10.2 .464 .428 .149 1.7 8.2 4.9 20.4 1.7 0.1 18.3 20.9 90 108 -1.0 0.7 -0.3 -0.008
7 Curtis Rowe 29 53 1222 7.7 .467 .436 .217 7.1 14.9 11.0 7.3 0.6 0.6 18.8 14.9 91 108 -0.5 0.6 0.0 .001
8 Billy Knight 26 40 1119 12.1 .556 .502 .335 4.0 13.2 8.6 8.4 1.2 0.1 20.5 22.0 96 108 0.1 0.6 0.7 .029
9 Don Chaney 32 65 1074 9.7 .444 .420 .101 6.5 8.1 7.3 9.5 3.0 0.5 13.1 18.1 93 105 -0.3 1.0 0.6 .027
10 Rick Robey 23 36 914 15.5 .529 .481 .272 10.6 20.9 15.7 12.4 1.1 0.2 15.1 21.3 105 106 1.1 0.7 1.8 .097
11 Marvin Barnes 26 38 796 12.3 .515 .491 .244 7.9 16.9 12.3 9.1 2.2 2.5 18.5 18.1 96 103 0.1 0.9 1.0 .060
12 Bob McAdoo 27 20 637 17.5 .534 .500 .344 6.2 18.4 12.3 9.9 0.8 1.6 14.3 27.5 100 106 0.5 0.5 1.0 .073
13 Earl Williams 27 20 273 15.3 .457 .439 .195 16.5 26.2 21.4 6.3 2.0 1.7 13.0 22.0 96 102 0.0 0.4 0.4 .069
14 Kevin Stacom 27 24 260 10.1 .414 .391 .143 4.2 6.0 5.1 19.3 2.6 0.0 15.5 25.1 85 107 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.046
15 Dennis Awtrey 30 23 247 5.4 .473 .386 .455 5.8 15.4 10.6 9.8 0.5 1.3 28.5 11.7 87 108 -0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.006
16 Frankie Sanders 22 24 216 16.4 .504 .462 .227 11.2 15.0 13.1 12.3 1.5 0.7 14.9 27.8 99 106 0.1 0.2 0.3 .059
17 Tom Barker 23 12 131 9.5 .485 .438 .313 10.1 15.4 12.7 6.2 1.4 1.6 19.2 20.1 92 106 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .017
18 Earl Tatum 25 3 38 7.1 .450 .400 .250 2.9 8.8 5.8 3.8 0.0 1.4 11.9 25.9 89 110 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.036