Boston Celtics Playoff Rosters

1952-1953 Boston Celtics Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 May 28, 1925 27 Michigan State 2 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 Nov 10, 1930 22 Washington State 0 1952 NBA Draft, Rnd 10, Pick 4, Boston Celtics
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 Sep 29, 1926 26 Duquesne 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 Aug 9, 1928 24 Holy Cross 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 4, Tri-Cities Blackhawks
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Boston Celtics
Bob Donham PG 6-2 190 Oct 11, 1926 26 Ohio State 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Bob A. Harris SF 6-7 195 Mar 16, 1927 26 Oklahoma State 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 Mar 22, 1928 24 Saint Louis 3 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, St. Louis Bombers
John Mahnken C 6-8 220 Jun 16, 1922 30 Georgetown 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Mo Mahoney PG 6-2 205 Nov 20, 1927 25 Brown 0 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 6, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Kenny Rollins PG 6-0 168 Sep 14, 1923 29 Kentucky 2 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 8, Fort Wayne Pistons
Bill Sharman PG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 26 USC 2 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 5, Washington Capitols

1952-1953 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 New York Knicks #4 Baltimore Bullets (BAA) NYK in 2
Second Round #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics BOS in 2
Second Round W1 Minneapolis Lakers W4 Indianapolis Olympians MIN in 2
Second Round W2 Rochester Royals W3 Fort Wayne Pistons FWP in 3
Conference Finals #1 New York Knicks #3 Boston Celtics NYK in 4
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W3 Fort Wayne Pistons MIN in 5
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #1 New York Knicks MIN in 5

1952-1953 Boston Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Cousy 6 45.0 25.5 4.2 6.2
Ed Macauley 6 46.3 16.8 9.7 3.5
Bill Sharman 6 33.5 11.7 2.5 2.5
Chuck Cooper 6 32.5 10.0 6.5 2.3
Bob A. Harris 6 32.2 8.3 9.3 2.0
Bob Donham 6 23.0 5.5 3.5 2.2
Bob Brannum 6 13.8 5.2 3.5 1.7
Kenny Rollins 6 10.8 3.3 1.3 1.2
Mo Mahoney 4 11.2 2.2 1.8 0.5
John Mahnken 6 12.0 0.8 3.2 1.0

1952-1953 Boston Celtics Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders Syracuse Leaders
Mar 19, 1953
@
Syracuse
W, 81-87 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 20. Bob Cousy
PTS: 18. Paul Seymour
Mar 21, 1953
v.
Syracuse
W, 111-105 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 50. Bob Cousy
PTS: 19. Red Rocha

1952-1953 Boston Celtics Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders New York Leaders
Mar 25, 1953
@
New York
L, 95-91 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 28. Bob Cousy
PTS: 18. C. Simmons
Mar 26, 1953
v.
New York
W, 86-70 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 21. Ed Macauley
PTS: 17. H. Gallatin
Mar 28, 1953
@
New York
L, 101-82 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 18. Bob Cousy
PTS: 23. H. Gallatin
Mar 29, 1953
v.
New York
L, 75-82 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 25. Ed Macauley
PTS: 18. Carl Braun