Boston Celtics Playoff Rosters

1953-1954 Boston Celtics Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Don Barksdale SF 6-6 200 Mar 31, 1923 30 UCLA 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Ernie Barrett GF 6-3 180 Aug 27, 1929 24 Kansas State 0 1951 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 7, Boston Celtics
Bob Brannum FC 6-5 215 May 28, 1925 28 Michigan State 3 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Chuck Cooper GF 6-5 210 Sep 29, 1926 27 Duquesne 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 Aug 9, 1928 25 Holy Cross 3 1950 NBA Draft, Undrafted
1950 Chicago Stags Dispersal Draft, Boston Celtics
Bob Donham PG 6-2 190 Oct 11, 1926 27 Ohio State 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 3, Pick 1, Boston Celtics
Bob A. Harris SF 6-7 195 Mar 16, 1927 27 Oklahoma State 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 3, Fort Wayne Pistons
Ed Macauley FC 6-8 185 Mar 22, 1928 25 Saint Louis 4 1949 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, St. Louis Bombers
Ed Mikan FC 6-8 229 Oct 20, 1925 28 DePaul 5 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 5, Chicago Stags
Jack Nichols SF 6-7 222 Apr 9, 1926 27 Washington 4 1948 NBA Draft, Rnd 1, Pick 12, Washington Capitols
Bill Sharman PG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 27 USC 3 1950 NBA Draft, Rnd 2, Pick 5, Washington Capitols

1953-1954 Playoff Matchups

DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Conference Finals #2 Syracuse Nationals #3 Boston Celtics SYR in 2
Conference Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers W2 Rochester Royals MIN in 3
NBA Finals W1 Minneapolis Lakers #2 Syracuse Nationals MIN in 7
Round Robin #1 New York Knicks W3 Fort Wayne Pistons -

1953-1954 Boston Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Bob Cousy 6 43.3 21.0 5.3 6.3
Bill Sharman 6 34.3 18.8 4.2 1.7
Jack Nichols 6 35.2 16.7 10.3 5.2
Bob A. Harris 6 25.0 8.0 5.8 0.5
Don Barksdale 6 17.7 5.0 4.5 1.2
Bob Brannum 6 22.7 4.7 7.5 1.7
Ed Macauley 5 25.4 5.0 4.2 4.2
Chuck Cooper 6 18.0 4.0 5.2 0.7
Bob Donham 6 16.3 3.3 2.0 1.0
Ernie Barrett 6 10.5 1.3 1.0 0.7

1953-1954 Boston Celtics Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders Syracuse Leaders
Mar 25, 1954
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Syracuse
L, 109-94 Oncenter War Memorial Arena
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 28. Jack Nichols
PTS: 27. D. Schayes
Mar 27, 1954
v.
Syracuse
L, 76-83 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
0-2 PTS: 20. Bill Sharman
PTS: 16. W. Osterkorn