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1987–88 Boston Celtics season

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1987–88 Boston Celtics season
Head coach K.C. Jones

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Arena Boston Garden
Hartford Civic Center
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Results
Record 57–25 (.695)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

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The 1987–88 Boston Celtics season was the 42nd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth consecutive time, becoming the first team to do so since the 1968–69 Boston Celtics (which reached the previous thirteen).

Draft picks

Main article: 1987 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 22 Reggie Lewis SF 23x15px United States Northeastern
2 45 Brad Lohaus C/PF 23x15px United States Iowa
4 70 Tom Sheehey 23x15px United States Virginia
4 91 Darryl Kennedy 23x15px United States Oklahoma
5 114 David Butler 23x15px United States California
6 137 Tim Naegeli 23x15px United States Wisconsin–Stevens Point
7 160 Jerry Corcoran 23x15px United States Northeastern

Roster

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 42

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Acres, Mark 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1962–11–15 Oral Roberts University
G/F 44

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Ainge, Danny 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1959–03–17 Brigham Young
F 33

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Bird, Larry (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1956–12–07 Indiana State University
G/F 20

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Daye, Darren (waived) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1960–11–30 UCLA
C 53

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Gilmore, Artis 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1949–09–21 Jacksonville University
G 43

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Henry, Conner (waived) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1963–07–21 UC Santa Barbara
G 3

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Johnson, Dennis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1954–09–18 Pepperdine
C 50

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Kite, Greg (waived) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1961–08–05 Brigham Young
G/F 35

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Lewis, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1965–11–21 Northeastern
F/C 54

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Lohaus, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1964–09–29 Iowa
F/C 32

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McHale, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1957–12–19 Minnesota
G 11

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Minniefield, Dirk 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1961–01–17 Kentucky
C 00

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Parish, Robert 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1953–08–30 Centenary College of Louisiana
G/F 4

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Paxson, Jim (from POR) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1957–07–09 Dayton
F/C 31

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Roberts, Fred 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1960–08–10 Brigham Young
G 12

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Sichting, Jerry (to POR) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1956–11–29 Purdue
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Roster

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Depth chart

PG-3 Dennis Johnson SG-44 Danny Ainge SF-33 Larry Bird PF-32 Kevin McHale C-00 Robert Parrish

Regular season

Season standings

Team W L PCT. GB
Boston Celtics 57 25 .695 -
New York Knicks 38 44 .463 19
Washington Bullets 38 44 .463 19
Philadelphia 76ers 36 46 .439 21
New Jersey Nets 19 63 .231 38

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) New York Knicks: Celtics win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston won 4-3)

East Conference Semifinals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Atlanta Hawks: Celtics win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 11): Boston 110, Atlanta 101
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 13): Boston 108, Atlanta 97
  • Game 3 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 15): Atlanta 110, Boston 92
  • Game 4 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 16): Atlanta 118, Boston 109
  • Game 5 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 18): Atlanta 112, Boston 104
  • Game 6 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 20): Boston 102, Atlanta 100
  • Game 7 @ Boston Garden, Boston (May 22): Boston 118, Atlanta 116

Last Playoff Meeting: 1986 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston won 4-1)

East Conference Finals

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1987 Eastern Conference Finals (Boston won 4-3)

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Playoffs

Awards and records

Transactions

References

See also