Thursday, June 6, 2019

1954-55 Boston Celtics (NBA)

1954-55 BOSTON CELTICS
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Eastern Division
Finished: 36-36 .500,  3rd place

Eastern Division Semi-Finals - Defeated New York, 2-1
Eastern Division Finals - Lost to Syracuse, 3-1

The Celtics, now into their fifth season under Red Auerbach, finished at the .500-mark, which was a 6-win decline from the previous season. However, the repeated their 3rd place finish again, and exited the playoffs in the Eastern Division Finals again. The high-scoring Celtics, employing a fast style of the game, were lead by Bob Cousy (21.2 PPG), Bill Sharman (18.4 PPG) and Ed Macauley (17.5 PPG)
  • Head Coach: Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 - October 28, 2006)

PLAYERS: 

  • Don Barksdale (March 31, 1923 - March 8, 1993)
Biography

  • Bob Brannum (May 28, 1926 - February 5, 2005)
Biography

  • Bob Cousy (b. August 9, 1928)
Biography

  • Bob Houbregs (March 12, 1932 - May 28, 2014)
Biography

  • Ed Macauley (March 22, 1928 - November 8, 2011)
Biography 

  • Red Morrison (b. April 26, 1932)
Biography

  • Jack Nichols (April 9, 1926 - December 24, 1992)
Biography

  • Togo Palazzi (b. August 8, 1932)
Biography

  • Frank Ramsey (July 13, 1931 - July 8, 2018)
Biography

  • Fred Scolari (March 1, 1922 - October 17, 2002)
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  • Bill Sharman (May 25, 1926 - October 25, 2013)


Skippy Whitaker

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