Boston Celtics Playoff Rosters

1971-1972 Boston Celtics Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Don Chaney SG 6-5 210 Mar 22, 1946 26 Houston 3 1968 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Boston Celtics
Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 Oct 25, 1948 23 Florida State 1 1970 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Boston Celtics
Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 Apr 20, 1942 29 Dayton 5 1964 Rnd 4, Pick 5, Los Angeles Lakers
Clarence Glover PF 6-8 210 Nov 1, 1947 24 Western Kentucky 0 1971 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Boston Celtics
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 Apr 8, 1940 31 Ohio State 7 1962 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Boston Celtics
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 Nov 6, 1947 24 Bradley 2 1969 Rnd 4, Pick 9, Boston Celtics
Rex Morgan SG 6-5 190 Oct 27, 1948 23 Jacksonville 1 1970 Rnd 2, Pick 4, Boston Celtics
Don Nelson SF 6-6 210 May 15, 1940 31 Iowa 9 1962 Rnd 3, Pick 1, Chicago Zephyrs
Satch Sanders PF 6-6 210 Nov 8, 1938 33 NYU 11 1960 Rnd 1, Pick 8, Boston Celtics
Garfield Smith FC 6-9 235 Nov 18, 1945 26 Eastern Kentucky 1 1968 Rnd 3, Pick 10, Boston Celtics
Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 Nov 16, 1946 25 Kansas 2 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Boston Celtics
Art Williams PG 6-1 180 Sep 29, 1939 32 Cal Poly - Pomona 4 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1971-1972 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 6
Second Round #2 Baltimore Bullets #3 New York Knicks NYK in 6
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 New York Knicks NYK in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 Chicago Bulls LAL in 4
Second Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #4 Golden State Warriors MIL in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Milwaukee Bucks LAL in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #3 New York Knicks LAL in 5

1971-1972 Boston Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
John Havlicek 11 47.0 27.4 8.4 6.4
Jo Jo White 11 39.3 23.5 5.4 5.3
Dave Cowens 11 40.1 15.5 13.8 3.0
Don Nelson 11 28.0 13.2 5.5 1.9
Steve Kuberski 11 19.8 11.6 5.7 0.3
Don Chaney 11 24.6 8.8 3.5 2.0
Art Williams 11 15.7 5.9 2.5 3.0
Satch Sanders 11 16.9 4.3 2.4 0.9
Hank Finkel 8 8.5 2.5 3.0 0.4
Clarence Glover 3 3.3 2.0 1.0 0.0
Rex Morgan 4 2.5 0.8 1.2 0.0
Garfield Smith 4 1.5 0.5 0.2 0.0

1971-1972 Boston Celtics Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders Atlanta Leaders
Mar 29, 1972
v.
Atlanta
W, 126-108 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 32. J. Havlicek
PTS: 29. Lou Hudson
Mar 31, 1972
@
Atlanta
L, 113-104 McCamish Pavilion
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 43. J. Havlicek
PTS: 41. Lou Hudson
Apr 2, 1972
v.
Atlanta
W, 136-113 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 31. J. Havlicek
PTS: 37. P. Maravich
Apr 4, 1972
@
Atlanta
L, 112-110 McCamish Pavilion
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 32. Jo Jo White
PTS: 36. P. Maravich
Apr 7, 1972
v.
Atlanta
W, 124-114 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 27. J. Havlicek
PTS: 21. Lou Hudson
Apr 9, 1972
@
Atlanta
W, 118-127 McCamish Pavilion
Conference Semi Finals
4-2 PTS: 26. Dave Cowens
PTS: 37. P. Maravich

1971-1972 Boston Celtics Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders New York Leaders
Apr 13, 1972
v.
New York
L, 94-116 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 19. Jo Jo White
PTS: 36. Walt Frazier
Apr 16, 1972
@
New York
L, 106-105 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
0-2 PTS: 29. J. Havlicek
PTS: 24. D. DeBusschere
Apr 19, 1972
v.
New York
W, 115-109 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 29. Jo Jo White
PTS: 29. Bill Bradley
Apr 21, 1972
@
New York
L, 116-98 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
1-3 PTS: 27. J. Havlicek
PTS: 26. Earl Monroe
Apr 23, 1972
v.
New York
L, 103-111 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-4 PTS: 32. J. Havlicek
PTS: 24. D. DeBusschere