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|Colours:||Green, white & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Ed Macauley, John “Honey” Russell, Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, Bill Sharman, Frank Ramsey, John Havlicek, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn, Bob Houbregs, Pete Maravich, Clyde Lovellette, K.C. Jones, Dave Bing, Nate “Tiny” Archibald, Dave Cowens, Bill Walton, Bailey Howell, Larry Bird, Arnie Risen, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dominique Wilkins, Dennis Johnson & JoJo White|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Red Auerbach, Alvin “Doggie” Julian & John Thompson|
|Rivals:||Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers & Washington Wizards|
|Legends:||Larry Bird, Red Auerbach, Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Rudolph “Spider” Edwards, John Havlicek, Tom Heinsohn, Dennis Johnson, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Reggie Lewis, Jim “Loscy” Loscutoff, Cedric Maxwell, Kevin McHale, Don Nelson, Robert Parish, Frank Ramsey, Bill Russell, Tom “Satch” Sanders, Antoine Walker & JoJo White|
|Retired Numbers:||00, 1, 2, 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34 & 35|
|NBA Championships:||17: 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 & 2008|
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The Boston Celtics were established in 1946 and are one of the original eight teams to play in the National Basketball Association after the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League merged to create the NBA. The Celtics are the most successful NBA franchise since the league began in 1949, as they have won a whopping 17 titles throughout their 74-year history.
The name Celtics came after founder and owner Walter Brown wanted to pay tribute to the Irishmen in Boston and because the ‘Celtics’ also had a good basketball history specifically in New York from 1914-39. The other names being thrown into the mix were Unicorns, Olympians and Whirlwinds.
The first four years of the Celtics could be one to forget as they had a losing record in the first four NBA seasons. This meant things had to change quickly and the Celtics hired Red Auerbach in 1950, and it turned out to be a masterstroke, where he won nine NBA titles during his tenure.
The 50s and 60s were a golden period for the Celtics which saw them claim 11 NBA titles throughout the decade, with their first coming in the 1956-57 season where they defeated St Louis Hawks in seven games.
The Celtics then won their second NBA title a season later in 1958-59, this time overcoming Minneapolis Lakers in four games, which sparked the Celtics to go and claim eight back-to-back titles, from 1958-1966.
The Celtics ended the 60s with another two NBA championships this time coming in 1967-68 and 1968-69 seasons. The 70s saw the Celtics extend their trophy cabinet as they claimed yet another two NBA titles but it was the pick up of Larry Bird in the 1978 NBA draft which sparked a revival for the Celtics.
After spending 1978 in the NCAA with Indiana State, Bird made his debut for the Celtics in 1979 where he had an immediate impact and changed the dynamics of the team as they won an extra 32 games than the previous year.
A year later the NBA started to notice his talent and was crowned NBA Rookie of the year as well as being selected to play in the All Star match. Throughout his time at the Celtics, Bird was seen as an integral part of the team as the Celtics claimed three NBA titles in the 80s (1980-81, 1983-84, 1985-86).
On a personal level he collected two NBA finals MVP awards in 1984 and 1986, three NBA Most Valuable Player awards from 1984-86, 12 NBA All Star games, nine NBA First Team selections between 1980-88 and the 1980 NBA Rookie of the year, as well as many other individual awards.
Bird bid farewell to the Celtics in the 1992 season after missing a chunk of games due to injury in 1990-91, and 1991-92 seasons which lead to him calling time on his illustrious Celtics career. As a symbol of respect the Celtics retired the number 33 jersey in which he wore.
The 90s era for the Celtics could also be one to forget as they had a drought of missing the playoffs for six straight seasons, and even when they did make it to the playoffs they fell at the first hurdle.
The mid 2000s specifically the 2007-08 season sparked some much needed joy and bucked the trend as they claimed their first NBA title since the 1985-86 season when they defeated Los Angeles Lakers to claim their 17th championship.
The early 2010s saw the team come up against LeBron James led teams on multiple occasions, whether it be the Cavaliers or the Heat. A fierce rivalry brewed, but with the James-led teams continually getting the upper hand, Danny Ainge blew up the team, sending Pierce and Garnett to Brooklyn for a then-record number of picks.
These picks allowed Boston to draft Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, currently the team’s top two players and leaders for the future.
Boston has made the Eastern Conference Finals in two of the last three seasons, but has been unable to make the NBA Finals since 2010.
Having three picks in the first round though various trades, Boston is looking to package them up for a top pick or established veteran to help get this team to the next level.
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Brad Stevens is entering his eighth season at the helm of the Boston Celtics, with a record of 323-249 (.565) at the time of writing.
Stevens had a successful college coaching career with Butler, before taking the reins at the Boston Celtics in 2013, at the age of 36. He led the Celtics through a quick rebuild, and the team has made the playoffs every season since 2014 under his tutelage.
He has garnered a reputation as one of the league’s most respected coaches, with his motion offence system and tight defence hallmarks of his teams, and is well-liked across the NBA.
The Boston Celtics are a deep team with many stars, with fourth year forward Jayson Tatum shining the brightest. Tatum elevated his game in the 2020 season, averaging 23.4 points per game (15th in the league), as well as 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.
He was able to rise to another level in the 2020 playoffs by averaging 25.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game, and looks set to develop into the team’s leader and crunch time scorer. His efforts were rewarded with his first All-Star selection, and also selection in the All-NBA Third Team.
If Tatum is the Celtics’ Batman, then Brown is certainly Robin, with the duo forming a formidable one-two punch as the young Celtics team develops.
Brown is entering his fifth year in the league, and averaged 20.9 points per game last season (26th in the league), as well as 6.4 rebounds per outing. The former number 3 pick has continued to grow alongside Tatum, narrowly missing All-Star selection in 2020 as he posted career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and three point percentage (38.2%).
Close behind Tatum and Brown is injured point guard Kemba Walker, who averaged 20.4 points per game (24th in the league) last season. He offers a veteran presence and another scoring option for the Celtics, forming something of a big three for the team alongside Tatum and Brown.
The Boston Celtics 2020-21 NBA Championship odds opened at +1200, sixth best in the league.
When looking at record against the spread last season, the Boston Celtics had the second best record in the NBA with a 40-27-5 record. They were a very good 18-15-3 at home but an even better 22-12-2 on the road.
The Celtics have one of the better defenses in the league led by hard-nosed guard Marcus Smart. This resulted in the Celtics having a 35-36-1 record when betting on over / under markets.
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Where do the Boston Celtics play?
The Boston Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden.
Who owns the Boston Celtics?
Basketball Basketball Partners purchased the Boston Celtics in 2002.
Has the Boston Celtics won an NBA Championship?
The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA championships, which is the most in NBA history. They won their first in 1957, with their most recent being in 2008.
Who is the Boston Celtics coach?
Brad Stevens is the head coach of the Boston Celtics. Stevens was hired as head coach prior to the 2013-14 season.
Do the Boston Celtics play tonight?
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What is the Boston Celtics record?
The Boston Celtics had a 48-24 win-loss record for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Did the Boston Celtics win last night?
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How much is the Boston Celtics worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Celtics are worth $3.1 billion.
Who do the Boston Celtics play tonight?
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How to watch the Boston Celtics?
You can catch the Boston Celtics in action through NBA TV, NBA League Pass, or on TV such as ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBC Sports Boston,
Will the Boston Celtics make the playoffs this year?
The Boston Celtics made the playoffs last season. They finished 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a 48-24 record and defeated the Sixers and Raptors on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston unfortunately fell short, losing to the Heat in six games.
When do the Boston Celtics play?
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Where did the Boston Celtics finish the season?
The Boston Celtics finished the 2019-20 NBA season in third spot in the Eastern Conference
How many games did the Boston Celtics win?
The Boston Celtics won 48 games during the 2019-20 NBA season.
What are the Boston Celtics odds?
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The Celtics currently have +1200 odds to win the 2020-21 NBA Championship, sixth best in the league.
Their odds to win the Eastern Conference Championship are +400, fourth best in the conference.
What are the NBA expert picks for the Boston Celtics?
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