Boston Celtics are an American Basketball team competing in the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division of the NBA. Celtics were founded in 1946 and play their home games at the TD Garden. Celtics have won 17 NBA Championships, the most by any team in the history of NBA. Boston Celtics won their first NBA Championship in 1957 and won 8 Championships in a row from 1959-1966.
Bill Russell was picked by Boston Celtics in 1957 and the Center went on to win 11 NBA Championships with the Celtics, making him the most decorated NBA Player in history. Post the Bill Russell era, Celtics won 2 Championships in the seventies and three in eighties. After winning the championship in 1986, Celtics suffered a 22-year trophy drought. In 2008, 'Boston Three Party' (Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett) inspired Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship.
Celtics' rivalry with Los Angeles Lakers is well documented and the two teams have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, of which Celtics have won 9. Some of the notable players to have played for Boston Celtics include Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Dave Cowens, Larry Bird etc.
Boston Celtics Record - Last 10 Seasons
|Season||Division Finish||Conference Finish||Record||Playoffs|
|2017-18||2nd||2nd||55-27||Lost Conf Finals|
|2016-17||1st||1st||53-29||Lost Conf Finals|
|2015-16||2nd||5th||48-34||Lost First Round|
|2014-15||2nd||7th||40-42||Lost First Round|
|2012-13||3rd||7th||41-40||Lost First Round|
|2011-12||1st||4th||39-27||Lost Conf Finals|
|2010-11||1st||3rd||56-26||Lost Conf Semifinals|
|2009-10||1st||4th||50-32||Lost NBA Finals|
|2008-09||1st||2nd||62-20||Lost Conf Semifinals|
Boston Celtics Roster
Robert Williams III