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1988-89 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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Record: 42-40, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jimmy Rodgers (42-40)

PTS/G: 109.2 (10th of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.1 (10th of 25)
SRS: 1.26 (12th of 25) ▪ Pace: 98.1 (20th of 25)
Off Rtg: 110.8 (8th of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.6 (20th of 25)
Expected W-L: 44-38 (14th of 25)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: 611,537 (13th of 25)

NBA 1989 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-0) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 4, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 122 115 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 5, 1988 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 115 129 1 1 L 1
3 Wed, Nov 9, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 104 110 1 2 L 2
4 Fri, Nov 11, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 107 116 1 3 L 3
5 Sat, Nov 12, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 100 108 1 4 L 4
6 Tue, Nov 15, 1988 Box Score @ Miami Heat W 84 65 2 4 W 1
7 Wed, Nov 16, 1988 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 107 104 3 4 W 2
8 Fri, Nov 18, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 114 108 4 4 W 3
9 Sat, Nov 19, 1988 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 104 108 4 5 L 1
10 Tue, Nov 22, 1988 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 102 114 4 6 L 2 at Hartford, CT
11 Wed, Nov 23, 1988 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 114 109 5 6 W 1
12 Fri, Nov 25, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 115 96 6 6 W 2
13 Sat, Nov 26, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 91 104 6 7 L 1
14 Tue, Nov 29, 1988 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 100 93 7 7 W 1
15 Wed, Nov 30, 1988 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 133 100 8 7 W 2
16 Fri, Dec 2, 1988 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 84 112 8 8 L 1
17 Tue, Dec 6, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 100 105 8 9 L 2
18 Wed, Dec 7, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 103 106 8 10 L 3
19 Fri, Dec 9, 1988 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 121 107 9 10 W 1
20 Tue, Dec 13, 1988 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 105 115 9 11 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Wed, Dec 14, 1988 Box Score Utah Jazz W 112 104 10 11 W 1
22 Fri, Dec 16, 1988 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 110 96 11 11 W 2
23 Sun, Dec 18, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 117 104 12 11 W 3
24 Wed, Dec 21, 1988 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 114 115 12 12 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 27, 1988 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 109 130 12 13 L 2
26 Thu, Dec 29, 1988 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 115 131 12 14 L 3
27 Fri, Dec 30, 1988 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 112 99 13 14 W 1
28 Tue, Jan 3, 1989 Box Score @ New York Knicks L OT 107 109 13 15 L 1
29 Wed, Jan 4, 1989 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 104 106 13 16 L 2
30 Fri, Jan 6, 1989 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 115 92 14 16 W 1
31 Mon, Jan 9, 1989 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 119 84 15 16 W 2
32 Wed, Jan 11, 1989 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 108 127 15 17 L 1
33 Thu, Jan 12, 1989 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 106 103 16 17 W 1
34 Sun, Jan 15, 1989 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 104 110 16 18 L 1
35 Mon, Jan 16, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 87 96 16 19 L 2
36 Wed, Jan 18, 1989 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 115 16 20 L 3
37 Fri, Jan 20, 1989 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 117 109 17 20 W 1
38 Sun, Jan 22, 1989 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 112 99 18 20 W 2
39 Wed, Jan 25, 1989 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 94 103 18 21 L 1
40 Fri, Jan 27, 1989 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 128 116 19 21 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 29, 1989 Box Score Miami Heat W 121 103 20 21 W 2
42 Tue, Jan 31, 1989 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 103 110 20 22 L 1
43 Wed, Feb 1, 1989 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 107 94 21 22 W 1
44 Fri, Feb 3, 1989 Box Score Washington Bullets W 117 108 22 22 W 2
45 Sun, Feb 5, 1989 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 87 89 22 23 L 1
46 Wed, Feb 8, 1989 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 109 102 23 23 W 1
47 Tue, Feb 14, 1989 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 123 137 23 24 L 1
48 Thu, Feb 16, 1989 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 114 129 23 25 L 2
49 Fri, Feb 17, 1989 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 126 135 23 26 L 3
50 Sun, Feb 19, 1989 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 110 119 23 27 L 4
51 Tue, Feb 21, 1989 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 91 96 23 28 L 5
52 Wed, Feb 22, 1989 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 99 91 24 28 W 1
53 Fri, Feb 24, 1989 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 125 112 25 28 W 2 at Hartford, CT
54 Sun, Feb 26, 1989 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 110 122 25 29 L 1
55 Tue, Feb 28, 1989 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 112 87 26 29 W 1
56 Wed, Mar 1, 1989 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 104 90 27 29 W 2
57 Fri, Mar 3, 1989 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 107 106 28 29 W 3
58 Sat, Mar 4, 1989 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 95 98 28 30 L 1
59 Wed, Mar 8, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 104 95 29 30 W 1
60 Sun, Mar 12, 1989 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 121 115 30 30 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Mar 13, 1989 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 114 91 31 30 W 3 at Hartford, CT
62 Thu, Mar 16, 1989 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 111 99 32 30 W 4
63 Fri, Mar 17, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 98 106 32 31 L 1
64 Mon, Mar 20, 1989 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 119 108 33 31 W 1
65 Tue, Mar 21, 1989 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 86 98 33 32 L 1
66 Fri, Mar 24, 1989 Box Score New York Knicks W 115 111 34 32 W 1
67 Sun, Mar 26, 1989 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 105 103 35 32 W 2
68 Tue, Mar 28, 1989 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L OT 115 117 35 33 L 1
69 Wed, Mar 29, 1989 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 106 97 36 33 W 1
70 Fri, Mar 31, 1989 Box Score Houston Rockets W 126 109 37 33 W 2
71 Sun, Apr 2, 1989 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 100 117 37 34 L 1
72 Tue, Apr 4, 1989 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 124 108 38 34 W 1
73 Thu, Apr 6, 1989 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 118 132 38 35 L 1
74 Fri, Apr 7, 1989 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 100 113 38 36 L 2
75 Mon, Apr 10, 1989 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 113 112 39 36 W 1
76 Thu, Apr 13, 1989 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 118 132 39 37 L 1
77 Fri, Apr 14, 1989 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 113 104 40 37 W 1
78 Mon, Apr 17, 1989 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W OT 113 108 41 37 W 2
79 Tue, Apr 18, 1989 Box Score Washington Bullets L 113 121 41 38 L 1
80 Thu, Apr 20, 1989 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 117 137 41 39 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 21, 1989 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 110 120 41 40 L 3
82 Sun, Apr 23, 1989 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 120 110 42 40 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 28, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 91 101 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 30, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 95 102 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, May 2, 1989 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 85 100 0 3 L 3