Boston Celtics Playoff Rosters

1973-1974 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 28 Houston 5 1968 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Boston Celtics
Dave Cowens FC 6-9 230 Oct 25, 1948 25 Florida State 3 1970 Rnd 1, Pick 4, Boston Celtics
Steve Downing C 6-8 225 Sep 9, 1950 23 Indiana 0 1973 Rnd 1, Pick 17, Boston Celtics
Hank Finkel C 7-0 240 Apr 20, 1942 31 Dayton 7 1966 Rnd 2, Pick 7, Los Angeles Lakers
Phil Hankinson PF 6-8 195 Jul 26, 1951 22 Pennsylvania 0 1973 Rnd 2, Pick 17, Boston Celtics
John Havlicek GF 6-5 200 Apr 8, 1940 33 Ohio State 9 1962 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Boston Celtics
Steve Kuberski FC 6-8 215 Nov 6, 1947 26 Bradley 4 1969 Rnd 4, Pick 9, Boston Celtics
Don Nelson SF 6-6 210 May 15, 1940 33 Iowa 11 1962 Rnd 3, Pick 1, Chicago Zephyrs
Paul Silas PF 6-7 225 Jul 12, 1943 30 Creighton 9 1964 Rnd 2, Pick 3, St. Louis Hawks
Paul Westphal SG 6-4 195 Nov 30, 1950 23 USC 1 1972 Rnd 1, Pick 10, Boston Celtics
Jo Jo White PG 6-3 190 Nov 16, 1946 27 Kansas 4 1969 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Boston Celtics
Art Williams PG 6-1 180 Sep 29, 1939 34 Cal Poly - Pomona 6 1967 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1973-1974 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Buffalo Braves BOS in 6
Second Round #2 New York Knicks #3 Capital Bullets NYK in 7
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 New York Knicks BOS in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
Second Round #1 Milwaukee Bucks #4 Los Angeles Lakers MIL in 5
Second Round #2 Chicago Bulls #3 Detroit Pistons CHI in 7
Conference Finals #1 Milwaukee Bucks #2 Chicago Bulls MIL in 4

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Milwaukee Bucks #1 Boston Celtics BOS in 7

1973-1974 Boston Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK
John Havlicek 18 45.1 27.1 6.4 6.0 1.3 0.3
Dave Cowens 18 42.9 20.5 13.3 3.7 1.2 0.9
Jo Jo White 18 42.5 16.6 4.2 5.4 0.8 0.1
Don Nelson 18 25.9 11.4 5.4 1.9 0.4 0.2
Don Chaney 18 30.3 9.5 4.3 2.2 1.3 0.5
Paul Silas 18 31.9 8.0 10.6 2.6 0.7 0.5
Paul Westphal 18 13.4 5.7 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.1
Art Williams 12 8.0 2.2 1.9 2.4 0.6 0.0
Hank Finkel 8 5.8 2.1 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.0
Steve Kuberski 9 7.7 1.7 2.2 0.2 0.1 0.1
Phil Hankinson 2 2.5 3.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
Steve Downing 1 4.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1973-1974 Boston Celtics Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders Buffalo Leaders
Mar 30, 1974
v.
Buffalo
W, 107-97 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 30. Dave Cowens
PTS: 29. Bob McAdoo
Apr 2, 1974
@
Buffalo
L, 115-105 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 27. Jo Jo White
PTS: 23. Bob McAdoo
Apr 3, 1974
v.
Buffalo
W, 120-107 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 43. J. Havlicek
PTS: 38. Bob McAdoo
Apr 6, 1974
@
Buffalo
L, 104-102 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 24. Don Nelson
PTS: 44. Bob McAdoo
Apr 9, 1974
v.
Buffalo
W, 100-97 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
3-2 PTS: 25. J. Havlicek
PTS: 25. Randy Smith
Apr 12, 1974
@
Buffalo
W, 104-106 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Conference Semi Finals
4-2 PTS: 30. J. Havlicek
PTS: 40. Bob McAdoo

1973-1974 Boston Celtics Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders New York Leaders
Apr 14, 1974
v.
New York
W, 113-88 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 25. J. Havlicek
PTS: 16. Walt Frazier
Apr 16, 1974
@
New York
W, 99-111 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
2-0 PTS: 27. J. Havlicek
PTS: 21. Walt Frazier
Apr 19, 1974
v.
New York
L, 100-103 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 28. Dave Cowens
PTS: 38. Walt Frazier
Apr 21, 1974
@
New York
W, 91-98 Madison Square Garden
Conference Finals
3-1 PTS: 36. J. Havlicek
PTS: 25. Walt Frazier
Apr 24, 1974
v.
New York
W, 105-94 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
4-1 PTS: 33. J. Havlicek
PTS: 27. Phil Jackson

1973-1974 Boston Celtics NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Boston Leaders Milwaukee Leaders
Apr 28, 1974
@
Milwaukee
W, 83-98 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 26. J. Havlicek
PTS: 35. K. Abdul-Jabbar
Apr 30, 1974
@
Milwaukee
L, 105-96 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 25. Jo Jo White
REB: 11. Dave Cowens
PTS: 36. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 15. K. Abdul-Jabbar
May 3, 1974
v.
Milwaukee
W, 95-83 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
2-1 PTS: 30. Dave Cowens
REB: 12. J. Havlicek
PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 10. K. Abdul-Jabbar
May 5, 1974
v.
Milwaukee
L, 89-97 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
2-2 PTS: 33. J. Havlicek
REB: 12. Paul Silas
PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 14. K. Abdul-Jabbar
May 7, 1974
@
Milwaukee
W, 87-96 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
NBA Finals
3-2 PTS: 28. J. Havlicek
REB: 16. Paul Silas
PTS: 37. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 11. K. Abdul-Jabbar
May 10, 1974
v.
Milwaukee
L, 101-102 Boston Garden
NBA Finals
3-3 PTS: 36. J. Havlicek
REB: 9. J. Havlicek
PTS: 34. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 8. K. Abdul-Jabbar
May 12, 1974
@
Milwaukee
W, 87-102 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
NBA Finals
4-3 PTS: 28. Dave Cowens
REB: 14. Dave Cowens
PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 13. K. Abdul-Jabbar