Additional Boston Celtics Info
The Boston Celtics are playoff-bound in 2022. The team finished second in the Eastern Conference standings, with an overall record of 51-31. With starters Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown Derrick White, and Robert Williams the team is looking to go deep into the NBA playoffs. Tatum averaged 35 minutes per game during the regular season, scoring an average of 26.9 points per game. Jaylen Brown had another great season, playing in 66 games. He's averaging six rebounds per game. Derrick White played in 75 games this season, scoring an average of 13.2 points. White is a great free-throw shooter, with an 86.4% completion rate at the line. In the 2022 playoffs, the Celtics defeated the Nets in four games, with Tatum leading the team in scoring in three of the four games.
Celtics 2021 Season in Review
In the shortened NBA season of 2020-21, the Boston Celtics finished seventh in the Eastern Conference standings. They played .500 basketball throughout the season and bowed out after the first round of the playoffs. The duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum can be a tough couple of competitors on the court. They hope to lead the team to victory in 2021-22. The first game of the 2020 season started with a huge victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. During the All Star break, Brown and Tatum represented the Celtics. Both played solid basketball, scoring a combined 43 points.
It was yet another good season for Robert Williams when he tied a thirty-year-old record for the most points and rebounds in under twenty minutes of a single NBA game. In late March, fans were allowed to return to the TD Garden, and that lifted team spirits. In April, the matchup of the season was Jayson Tatum vs. Steph Curry. Boston won that night, 119-114. We're early in the 2021-22 NBA season, and good things are happening for the Boston Celtics. Order your Celtics tickets today, and get into the game.
Celtics Rich Team History
The Boston Celtics, according to the numbers, are the most tradition-rich team in NBA history. They can be considered one of the top teams in the history of the four major American sports leagues. The Boston Celtics were founded in 1946, and haven’t stopped winning since. In total, the Celtics have won their division 21 times, most recently in 2012. They have won the Eastern Conference 21 times as well, most recently in 2010. They have won the NBA Championship 17 times, most recently in 2008. Of those 17 NBA Championships, 16 of them came before 1986. Of the 10 championships won in the 1960s, the Boston Celtics won nine of them. Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy, the list goes on and on of NBA greats who have all suited up for the Celtics. Recently, the Celtics, stuck in some mediocrity in the 2000s, made a pair of blockbuster trades. First, they acquired Kevin Garnett from the Timberwolves, then they traded for Ray Allen. They paired the two together with Paul Pierce, forming the NBA’s first “big three”. This led to one NBA Championship and two Eastern Conference Championships.
The Boston Celtics under the tutelage of head coach Brad Stevens, have been one of the NBA’s better teams for quite a while now. Since 2008, they have only missed the playoffs one time and on three occasions they have reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Last season, they finished 49-33 which gave them the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In round one they swept the Indiana Pacers out of the playoffs. In round two their opponents, the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks returned the favor, booting Boston out of the playoffs in five games.
After several pre-draft trades, the Celtics ended up with the 14th and 22nd selections overall, plus the Sixers first-round draft choice, 24th overall, hybrid guard Ty Jerome from Virginia. With their pair of first-rounders, they selected guard/forward Romeo Langford from Indiana and forward Grant Williams from Tennessee. In free agency they made a big splash, signing point guard Kemba Walker away from the Hornets. Later on, in free agency they addressed their lack of big man depth, adding centers Tako Fall, Enes Kanter, and Vincent Poirier.
Is the star tandem of Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker plus all of this young talent enough to beat their divisional rivals? If the answer turns out to be no, they could flip some of this young talent at the trade deadline.