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1987-88 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: K.C. Jones (57-25)

PTS/G: 113.6 (3rd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.7 (14th of 23)
SRS: 6.15 (1st of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.9 (17th of 23)
Off Rtg: 115.4 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.4 (17th of 23)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (1st of 23)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: 611,231 (6th of 23)

NBA 1988 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Finals (4-2) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 6, 1987 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 125 108 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 7, 1987 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 2OT 140 139 2 0 W 2
3 Mon, Nov 9, 1987 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 96 87 3 0 W 3
4 Wed, Nov 11, 1987 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 120 106 4 0 W 4
5 Fri, Nov 13, 1987 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 128 114 5 0 W 5
6 Sun, Nov 15, 1987 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 103 98 6 0 W 6
7 Tue, Nov 17, 1987 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 88 109 6 1 L 1
8 Wed, Nov 18, 1987 Box Score New York Knicks W 2OT 111 109 7 1 W 1
9 Fri, Nov 20, 1987 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 85 116 7 2 L 1
10 Sat, Nov 21, 1987 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 107 97 8 2 W 1
11 Mon, Nov 23, 1987 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 102 107 8 3 L 1 at Hartford, CT
12 Wed, Nov 25, 1987 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 117 102 9 3 W 1
13 Fri, Nov 27, 1987 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 117 112 10 3 W 2
14 Sat, Nov 28, 1987 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 97 112 10 4 L 1
15 Tue, Dec 1, 1987 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 106 120 10 5 L 2
16 Wed, Dec 2, 1987 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 130 99 11 5 W 1
17 Fri, Dec 4, 1987 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 105 128 11 6 L 1
18 Wed, Dec 9, 1987 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 119 124 11 7 L 2
19 Fri, Dec 11, 1987 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 114 115 11 8 L 3
20 Tue, Dec 15, 1987 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 122 102 12 8 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Wed, Dec 16, 1987 Box Score Utah Jazz W 121 111 13 8 W 2
22 Sun, Dec 20, 1987 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 124 87 14 8 W 3
23 Tue, Dec 22, 1987 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 118 115 15 8 W 4
24 Sat, Dec 26, 1987 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 106 97 16 8 W 5
25 Sun, Dec 27, 1987 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 114 102 17 8 W 6
26 Wed, Dec 30, 1987 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 105 111 17 9 L 1
27 Sat, Jan 2, 1988 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 115 110 18 9 W 1
28 Mon, Jan 4, 1988 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 107 99 19 9 W 2
29 Wed, Jan 6, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 117 108 20 9 W 3
30 Fri, Jan 8, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 125 109 21 9 W 4
31 Sat, Jan 9, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 98 106 21 10 L 1
32 Tue, Jan 12, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 104 97 22 10 W 1
33 Wed, Jan 13, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 143 105 23 10 W 2
34 Fri, Jan 15, 1988 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 122 86 24 10 W 3
35 Sat, Jan 16, 1988 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 103 96 25 10 W 4
36 Mon, Jan 18, 1988 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 121 101 26 10 W 5
37 Wed, Jan 20, 1988 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 131 115 27 10 W 6
38 Fri, Jan 22, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 124 106 28 10 W 7
39 Sat, Jan 23, 1988 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 100 119 28 11 L 1
40 Tue, Jan 26, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 102 97 29 11 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 27, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 106 100 30 11 W 2
42 Fri, Jan 29, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 108 125 30 12 L 1
43 Sun, Jan 31, 1988 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 100 85 31 12 W 1
44 Wed, Feb 3, 1988 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 118 103 32 12 W 2
45 Thu, Feb 4, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 101 111 32 13 L 1
46 Tue, Feb 9, 1988 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 120 129 32 14 L 2
47 Wed, Feb 10, 1988 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 136 120 33 14 W 1
48 Fri, Feb 12, 1988 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 105 104 34 14 W 2
49 Sun, Feb 14, 1988 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 106 115 34 15 L 1
50 Mon, Feb 15, 1988 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 107 106 35 15 W 1
51 Wed, Feb 17, 1988 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 125 138 35 16 L 1
52 Fri, Feb 19, 1988 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 124 104 36 16 W 1
53 Mon, Feb 22, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 95 93 37 16 W 2 at Hartford, CT
54 Wed, Feb 24, 1988 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 113 112 38 16 W 3
55 Fri, Feb 26, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 132 96 39 16 W 4
56 Sun, Feb 28, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 101 106 39 17 L 1
57 Tue, Mar 1, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 116 117 39 18 L 2
58 Wed, Mar 2, 1988 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 107 117 39 19 L 3
59 Fri, Mar 4, 1988 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 121 90 40 19 W 1
60 Sun, Mar 6, 1988 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 127 98 41 19 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Wed, Mar 9, 1988 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 119 118 42 19 W 3
62 Fri, Mar 11, 1988 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 122 112 43 19 W 4 at Hartford, CT
63 Sun, Mar 13, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 117 100 44 19 W 5
64 Tue, Mar 15, 1988 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 119 113 45 19 W 6
65 Fri, Mar 18, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 103 113 45 20 L 1
66 Sun, Mar 20, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 137 107 46 20 W 1
67 Wed, Mar 23, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 104 89 47 20 W 2
68 Fri, Mar 25, 1988 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 93 97 47 21 L 1
69 Sat, Mar 26, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 118 106 48 21 W 1
70 Mon, Mar 28, 1988 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 106 105 49 21 W 2
71 Wed, Mar 30, 1988 Box Score Houston Rockets W 117 110 50 21 W 3
72 Fri, Apr 1, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 121 110 51 21 W 4
73 Sun, Apr 3, 1988 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 110 101 52 21 W 5
74 Fri, Apr 8, 1988 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 127 90 53 21 W 6
75 Sun, Apr 10, 1988 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 117 108 54 21 W 7
76 Wed, Apr 13, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 123 104 55 21 W 8
77 Fri, Apr 15, 1988 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 109 120 55 22 L 1
78 Sun, Apr 17, 1988 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 92 98 55 23 L 2
79 Tue, Apr 19, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 121 110 56 23 W 1
80 Thu, Apr 21, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 126 119 57 23 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 22, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 106 133 57 24 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 24, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 108 115 57 25 L 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 29, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 112 92 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, May 1, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 128 102 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, May 4, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 100 109 2 1 L 1
4 Fri, May 6, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 102 94 3 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Wed, May 11, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 110 101 4 1 W 2
6 Fri, May 13, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 108 97 5 1 W 3
7 Sun, May 15, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 92 110 5 2 L 1
8 Mon, May 16, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 109 118 5 3 L 2
9 Wed, May 18, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 104 112 5 4 L 3
10 Fri, May 20, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 102 100 6 4 W 1
11 Sun, May 22, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 118 116 7 4 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
12 Wed, May 25, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 96 104 7 5 L 1
13 Thu, May 26, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 2OT 119 115 8 5 W 1
14 Sat, May 28, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 94 98 8 6 L 1
15 Mon, May 30, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 79 78 9 6 W 1
16 Wed, Jun 1, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons L OT 96 102 9 7 L 1
17 Fri, Jun 3, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 90 95 9 8 L 2