1961-1962 Boston Celtics

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1961-62 Boston Celtics

What was the record of the 1961-62 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 60-20 record. They went 34-8 at home and 26-12 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Boston Celtics went 68-26.

What division did the 1961-62 Boston Celtics play in?

The 1961-62 Boston Celtics played in the Eastern Division, which didn't have any divisions in 1961-62.

What was the 1961-62 Boston Celtics record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1961-62 Boston Celtics had their best month in December, when they went 15-2 and had a 88.2% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 10-8 and had a 55.6% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '61 2-0 100% +65
November '61 12-3 80% +121
December '61 15-2 88.2% +156
January '62 10-8 55.6% +84
February '62 15-5 75% +213
March '62 6-2 75% +100

Did the 1961-62 Boston Celtics Win The NBA Title?

Yes, the 1961-62 Boston Celtics won the NBA Title in 1962. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

What was the point differential for the 1961-62 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a point differential of +739. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Celtics could have been expected to have about 60.1 wins, or a 60-20 record in the regular season.

How did the 1961-62 Boston Celtics perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1961-62 Boston Celtics went 6-6.

How did the 1961-62 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1961-62 Boston Celtics went 2-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1961-62 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1961-62 Boston Celtics went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1961-62 Boston Celtics?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1961-62 Boston Celtics was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1961-62 Boston Celtics?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Celtics had during the 1961-62 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1961-62 Boston Celtics Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Oct 21, 1961 vs Detroit Pistons Win 137 - 102
Sat, Oct 28, 1961 vs New York Knicks Win 132 - 102
Fri, Nov 3, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 112 - 98
Sat, Nov 4, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 127 - 107
Thu, Nov 9, 1961 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 110 - 116
Sat, Nov 11, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 128 - 125
Sun, Nov 12, 1961 @ Chicago Packers Win 112 - 96
Tue, Nov 14, 1961 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 119 - 117
Thu, Nov 16, 1961 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 127 - 121
Fri, Nov 17, 1961 @ New York Knicks Win 104 - 100
Sat, Nov 18, 1961 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 101 - 103
Wed, Nov 22, 1961 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 141 - 121
Thu, Nov 23, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 119 - 106
Sat, Nov 25, 1961 vs New York Knicks Win 116 - 96
Sun, Nov 26, 1961 @ Detroit Pistons Win 107 - 101
Tue, Nov 28, 1961 vs Detroit Pistons Win 116 - 108
Thu, Nov 30, 1961 vs Cincinnati Royals Loss 130 - 133
Fri, Dec 1, 1961 vs Chicago Packers Win 140 - 121
Sun, Dec 3, 1961 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 119 - 96
Wed, Dec 6, 1961 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 103 - 102
Fri, Dec 8, 1961 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 123 - 111
Sat, Dec 9, 1961 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 106 - 102
Wed, Dec 13, 1961 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 123 - 113
Thu, Dec 14, 1961 vs Chicago Packers Win 123 - 108
Sat, Dec 16, 1961 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 130 - 113
Sun, Dec 17, 1961 @ New York Knicks Win 117 - 109
Tue, Dec 19, 1961 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 101 - 104
Thu, Dec 21, 1961 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 103
Sat, Dec 23, 1961 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 111
Mon, Dec 25, 1961 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 127 - 122
Tue, Dec 26, 1961 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 129 - 117
Thu, Dec 28, 1961 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 117 - 109
Fri, Dec 29, 1961 @ New York Knicks Loss 100 - 110
Sat, Dec 30, 1961 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 116 - 111 OT
Tue, Jan 2, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 136 - 99
Wed, Jan 3, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 103 - 112
Fri, Jan 5, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 124 - 103
Sun, Jan 7, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 118 - 95
Wed, Jan 10, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Loss 90 - 103
Fri, Jan 12, 1962 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 141 - 125
Sat, Jan 13, 1962 vs Syracuse Nationals Loss 117 - 127
Sun, Jan 14, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 145 - 136
Wed, Jan 17, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Win 126 - 116
Fri, Jan 19, 1962 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 128 - 103
Sat, Jan 20, 1962 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 107 - 101
Sun, Jan 21, 1962 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 120 - 124
Tue, Jan 23, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 118 - 103
Wed, Jan 24, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Loss 123 - 135
Fri, Jan 26, 1962 @ New York Knicks Loss 121 - 129
Sat, Jan 27, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 106 - 131
Sun, Jan 28, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Loss 129 - 133 OT
Wed, Jan 31, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Win 122 - 115
Thu, Feb 1, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 130 - 115
Fri, Feb 2, 1962 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 143 - 124
Sun, Feb 4, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 130 - 114
Mon, Feb 5, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Win 127 - 111
Tue, Feb 6, 1962 @ St. Louis Hawks Win 129 - 114
Thu, Feb 8, 1962 @ Syracuse Nationals Loss 110 - 122
Fri, Feb 9, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Loss 124 - 126
Sat, Feb 10, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 106 - 107
Sun, Feb 11, 1962 vs Chicago Packers Win 148 - 115
Tue, Feb 13, 1962 vs Chicago Packers Win 138 - 117
Wed, Feb 14, 1962 @ New York Knicks Loss 112 - 125
Fri, Feb 16, 1962 vs New York Knicks Win 127 - 104
Sun, Feb 18, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 99 - 125
Tue, Feb 20, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 115 - 96
Thu, Feb 22, 1962 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 134 - 106
Fri, Feb 23, 1962 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 121 - 107
Sat, Feb 24, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Win 109 - 86
Sun, Feb 25, 1962 @ Syracuse Nationals Win 110 - 106
Tue, Feb 27, 1962 vs Chicago Packers Win 115 - 100
Wed, Feb 28, 1962 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 129 - 123 OT
Fri, Mar 2, 1962 @ St. Louis Hawks Loss 120 - 138
Sun, Mar 4, 1962 vs St. Louis Hawks Win 123 - 120
Tue, Mar 6, 1962 @ New York Knicks Loss 106 - 113
Wed, Mar 7, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 153 - 102
Thu, Mar 8, 1962 @ Chicago Packers Win 108 - 102
Fri, Mar 9, 1962 @ Detroit Pistons Win 130 - 111
Sun, Mar 11, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 119 - 105
Tue, Mar 13, 1962 vs Syracuse Nationals Win 142 - 110
Playoffs
Eastern Division Finals (Won 4 - 3)
Sat, Mar 24, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 117 - 89
Tue, Mar 27, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 106 - 113
Wed, Mar 28, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 129 - 114
Sat, Mar 31, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 106 - 110
Sun, Apr 1, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 119 - 104
Tue, Apr 3, 1962 @ Philadelphia Warriors Loss 99 - 109
Thu, Apr 5, 1962 vs Philadelphia Warriors Win 109 - 107
Finals (Won 4 - 3)
Sat, Apr 7, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 122 - 108
Sun, Apr 8, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 122 - 129
Tue, Apr 10, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 115 - 117
Wed, Apr 11, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 115 - 103
Sat, Apr 14, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 121 - 126
Mon, Apr 16, 1962 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 119 - 105
Wed, Apr 18, 1962 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 107 OT

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