Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Ernie Barrett G/F   United States Kansas State
2 16 Bill Garrett F   United States Indiana
6 56 James Luisi G   United States St. Francis (NY)

RosterEdit

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 18   Brannum, Bob 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan State
F 11   Cooper, Chuck 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Duquesne
G 14   Cousy, Bob 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Holy Cross
F/C 23   Dickey, Dick 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) North Carolina State
G/F 12   Donham, Bob 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Ohio State
F/C 13   Harris, Bob 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Oklahoma State
F/C 22   Macauley, Ed 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Saint Louis
C 16   Mahnken, John 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Georgetown
F/C 17   McKinney, Bones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) North Carolina
G 21   Sharman, Bill 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern California
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2011-03-14

Pre-seasonEdit

1951 Pre-season Game Log: 6–2 (Home: 4–1; Road: 2–1)
# Date Visitor Score Home OT Attendance Record Recap
1 October 18 (in Houlton, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 71–90 Boston Celtics 1–0 [1]
2 October 16 (in Bangor, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 85–99 Boston Celtics 2–0 [2]
3 October 17 (in Waterville, Maine) Baltimore Bullets 87–100 Boston Celtics 1,200 3–0 [3]
4 October 19 (in Albany, New York) Boston Celtics 82–98 New York Knicks 3–1
5 October 22 (in Barre, Vermont) Baltimore Bullets 91–75 Boston Celtics 3–2 [4]
6 October 22 (in Berlin, New Hampshire) Boston Celtics 55–90 College All-Stars 600 4–2 [5]
7 October 27 (in Washington D.C.) Boston Celtics 90–89 Baltimore Bullets 5–2
8 October 28 New York Knicks 78–79 Boston Celtics 6–2

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Syracuse Nationals 40 26 .606 26–7 12–18 2–1 21–15
x-Boston Celtics 39 27 .591 1 22–7 10–19 7–1 22–14
x-New York Knicks 37 29 .561 3 21–4 12–22 4–3 23–13
x-Philadelphia Warriors 33 33 .500 7 24–7 6–25 3–1 14–22
Baltimore Bullets 20 46 .303 20 17–15 2–22 1–9 10–26


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1951-52 NBA Records
Team BAL BOS FWP IND MIL MIN NYK PHI ROC SYR
Baltimore 1–8 2–4 2–4 4–2 0–6 2–7 4–5 2–4 3–6
Boston 8–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 3–3 4–5 6–3 3–3 4–5
Fort Wayne 4–2 3–3 5–4 4–5 5–4 3–3 2–4 3–6 0–6
Indianapolis 4–2 3–3 4–5 7–2 4–5 3–3 2–4 3–6 4–2
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 5–4 2–7 1–8 2–4 1–5 1–8 2–4
Minneapolis 6–0 3–3 4–5 5–4 8–1 4–2 2–4 7–2 1–5
New York 7–2 5–4 3–3 3–3 4–2 2–4 6–3 2–4 5–4
Philadelphia 5–4 3–6 4–2 4–2 5–1 4–2 3–6 2–4 3–6
Rochester 4–2 3–3 6–3 6–3 8–1 2–7 4–2 4–2 4–2
Syracuse 6–3 5–4 6–0 2–4 4–2 5–1 4–5 6–3 2–4

Game logEdit

1951–52 Game log
# Date Opponent Score High points Record
1 November 4 Indianapolis 65–97 Bob Cousy (25) 1–0
2 November 10 N Philadelphia 69–83 Bob Cousy (24) 2–0
3 November 11 Minneapolis 72–77 Ed Macauley (21) 3–0
4 November 14 Fort Wayne 91–98 (OT) Bob Cousy (28) 4–0
5 November 15 @ Syracuse 95–97 Ed Macauley (26) 4–1
6 November 17 @ Baltimore 88–75 Bob Cousy (26) 5–1
7 November 18 New York 78–75 Ed Macauley (35) 5–2
8 November 22 Milwaukee 72–103 Bob Cousy (19) 6–2
9 November 23 @ Philadelphia 102–100 (OT) Ed Macauley (26) 7–2
10 November 24 @ New York 70–68 Bob Cousy (14) 8–2
11 November 25 Philadelphia 85–103 Bob Cousy (20) 9–2
12 November 28 @ Minneapolis 76–90 Cousy, Macauley (14) 9–3
13 November 30 @ Indianapolis 87–92 Ed Macauley (22) 9–4
14 December 2 Baltimore 82–103 Bob Cousy (21) 10–4
15 December 5 Fort Wayne 91–88 Bob Cousy (32) 10–5
16 December 9 New York 94–103 Bob Cousy (31) 11–5
17 December 11 @ Philadelphia 78–79 Bones McKinney (16) 11–6
18 December 12 Milwaukee 84–89 Bill Sharman (21) 12–6
19 December 16 Philadelphia 90–92 (OT) Ed Macauley (32) 13–6
20 December 17 @ Baltimore 80–92 Ed Macauley (20) 13–7
21 December 19 Syracuse 97–103 Bob Cousy (29) 14–7
22 December 21 N Baltimore 106–89 Bob Cousy (25) 15–7
23 December 23 Indianapolis 88–91 Bob Cousy (18) 16–7
24 December 25 @ Minneapolis 93–100 Bob Cousy (22) 16–8
25 December 26 @ Fort Wayne 86–94 Ed Macauley (25) 16–9
26 December 30 New York 90–100 Ed Macauley (32) 17–9
27 December 31 @ New York 86–87 (OT) Ed Macauley (27) 17–10
28 January 1 @ Rochester 91–106 Bob Cousy (22) 17–11
29 January 3 @ Syracuse 81–107 Bob Cousy (27) 17–12
30 January 5 @ Baltimore 94–73 Bob Cousy (27) 18–12
31 January 6 Rochester 80–91 Ed Macauley (22) 19–12
32 January 8 @ Milwaukee 83–76 Ed Macauley (24) 20–12
33 January 10 @ Fort Wayne 94–85 Bob Cousy (27) 21–12
34 January 11 @ Indianapolis 79–100 Ed Macauley (19) 21–13
35 January 16 Minneapolis 108–94 Cousy, Macauley (25) 21–14
36 January 20 Indianapolis 98–117 Bob Cousy (30) 22–14
37 January 23 Baltimore 75–117 Bob Cousy (26) 23–14
38 January 26 Philadelphia 89–85 Ed Macauley (29) 23–15
39 January 27 @ Syracuse 86–91 Bob Cousy (25) 23–16
40 January 29 @ Philadelphia 96–97 Bob Cousy (27) 23–17
41 February 1 N Milwaukee 77–100 Bob Cousy (29) 24–17
42 February 2 @ New York 83–91 Ed Macauley (26) 24–18
43 February 3 New York 95–100 Bob Cousy (30) 25–18
44 February 6 Syracuse 88–99 Bob Cousy (33) 26–18
45 February 9 @ Rochester 100–104 Bob Cousy (26) 26–19
46 February 10 @ Rochester 111–97 Bill Sharman (24) 26–20
47 February 14 @ Fort Wayne 90–94 Bob Cousy (31) 26–21
48 February 16 N Minneapolis 75–77 Bob Cousy (24) 27–21
49 February 17 N Milwaukee 97–95 Bob Cousy (22) 27–22
50 February 18 N Milwaukee 84–106 Bob Cousy (31) 28–22
51 February 19 @ Indianapolis 81–82 Ed Macauley (27) 28–23
52 February 21 Fort Wayne 67–88 Bob Cousy (24) 29–23
53 February 24 @ Syracuse 77–75 Bob Cousy (18) 30–23
54 February 27 Syracuse 81–88 Bob Cousy (22) 31–23
55 February 28 N Rochester 72–91 Ed Macauley (20) 32–23
56 March 1 @ New York 86–105 Cousy, Macauley (19) 32–24
57 March 2 New York 89–87 Bob Cousy (23) 32–25
58 March 4 N Baltimore 91–80 Bob Cousy (31) 33–25
59 March 5 Minneapolis 74–82 Ed Macauley (26) 34–25
60 March 8 @ Baltimore 100–77 Ed Macauley (21) 35–25
61 March 9 Baltimore 72–89 Bob Brannum (21) 36–25
62 March 11 @ Philadlephia 88–84 Bob Cousy (26) 37–25
63 March 12 Syracuse 89–71 Bill Sharman (15) 37–26
64 March 13 @ Syracuse 70–89 McKinney, Sharman (11) 37–27
65 March 15 @ Rochester 118–106 Bob Cousy (32) 38–27
66 March 16 Philadelphia 89–96 Ed Macauley (18) 39–27

PlayoffsEdit

East Division SemifinalsEdit

(2) Boston Celtics vs. (3) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 105, New York 94
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 101, Boston 97
  • Game 3 @ Boston: New York 88, Boston 87 (2OT)

Player statisticsEdit

SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bullets Drop Exhibition to Boston Quint". The Baltimore Sun. October 16, 1950.
  2. ^ "Celtic Win Again". Associated Press. October 17, 1951.
  3. ^ "Celtics End Maine Tour With Triumph". Associated Press. October 17, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Don Barksdale Scores 19 in First Try With Bullets". Associated Press. October 23, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.
  5. ^ "600 See Celtics Win Exhibition At Berlin". Associated Press. October 24, 1951. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

See alsoEdit