1985-1986 Boston Celtics

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67-15 Won Finals
Record Outcome

1985-86 Boston Celtics

What was the record of the 1985-86 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 67-15 record. They went 40-1 at home and 27-14 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Boston Celtics went 82-18.

What division did the 1985-86 Boston Celtics play in?

The 1985-86 Boston Celtics played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1985-86 Boston Celtics record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics had their best month in November, when they went 13-1 and had a 92.9% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 8-5 and had a 61.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '85 2-1 66.7% +12
November '85 13-1 92.9% +119
December '85 8-5 61.5% +41
January '86 12-1 92.3% +165
February '86 11-3 78.6% +132
March '86 15-2 88.2% +206
April '86 6-2 75% +97

Did the 1985-86 Boston Celtics Win The NBA Title?

Yes, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics won the NBA Title in 1986. They beat the Houston Rockets.

What was the point differential for the 1985-86 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a point differential of +772. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Celtics could have been expected to have about 63.0 wins, or a 63-19 record in the regular season.

How did the 1985-86 Boston Celtics perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics went 6-7.

How did the 1985-86 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics went 3-3 in overtime games.

How did the 1985-86 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1985-86 Boston Celtics?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1985-86 Boston Celtics was a 14 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1985-86 Boston Celtics?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Celtics had during the 1985-86 regular season was 2 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1985-86 Boston Celtics Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 25, 1985 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 109 - 113 OT
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 105 - 100
Wed, Oct 30, 1985 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 117 - 106
Fri, Nov 1, 1985 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 109 - 105
Sat, Nov 2, 1985 @ Washington Bullets Win 88 - 73
Fri, Nov 8, 1985 vs Phoenix Suns Win 125 - 101
Sat, Nov 9, 1985 @ Detroit Pistons Win 124 - 105
Wed, Nov 13, 1985 vs Indiana Pacers Win 118 - 114
Fri, Nov 15, 1985 vs Washington Bullets Win 118 - 114
Sat, Nov 16, 1985 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 109 - 111
Wed, Nov 20, 1985 vs Utah Jazz Win 115 - 106 OT
Fri, Nov 22, 1985 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 110 - 103
Sat, Nov 23, 1985 @ New York Knicks Win 113 - 104
Tue, Nov 26, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 98 - 91
Wed, Nov 27, 1985 vs Detroit Pistons Win 132 - 124
Fri, Nov 29, 1985 vs New York Knicks Win 94 - 88
Sat, Nov 30, 1985 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 97
Tue, Dec 3, 1985 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 112 - 109
Wed, Dec 4, 1985 @ New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 111
Fri, Dec 6, 1985 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 103 - 121
Tue, Dec 10, 1985 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 114 - 110
Wed, Dec 11, 1985 vs Sacramento Kings Win 118 - 101
Sat, Dec 14, 1985 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 99 - 109
Sun, Dec 15, 1985 vs Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 104
Tue, Dec 17, 1985 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 108 - 116
Wed, Dec 18, 1985 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 137 - 117
Sat, Dec 21, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 102 - 108
Wed, Dec 25, 1985 @ New York Knicks Loss 104 - 113
Sat, Dec 28, 1985 @ Utah Jazz Win 110 - 108
Mon, Dec 30, 1985 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 125 - 103
Thu, Jan 2, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 104
Fri, Jan 3, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 129 - 117
Tue, Jan 7, 1986 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 109 - 113
Wed, Jan 8, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 126 - 95
Fri, Jan 10, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 115 - 108
Wed, Jan 15, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 123 - 100
Fri, Jan 17, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Win 123 - 105
Sat, Jan 18, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 125 - 122 OT
Wed, Jan 22, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 95
Fri, Jan 24, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 135 - 114
Sun, Jan 26, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 105 - 103
Thu, Jan 30, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Win 101 - 91
Fri, Jan 31, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Win 97 - 88
Sun, Feb 2, 1986 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 114 - 101
Tue, Feb 4, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 112 - 93
Wed, Feb 5, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 103 - 88
Tue, Feb 11, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 100 - 105
Thu, Feb 13, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 107 - 98
Fri, Feb 14, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 120 - 119 OT
Sun, Feb 16, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 105 - 99
Mon, Feb 17, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 101 - 108
Wed, Feb 19, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Win 115 - 100
Thu, Feb 20, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 100 - 102
Sun, Feb 23, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 113 - 98
Tue, Feb 25, 1986 @ New York Knicks Win 91 - 74
Wed, Feb 26, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 120 - 100
Fri, Feb 28, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 124 - 108
Sun, Mar 2, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Win 129 - 109
Tue, Mar 4, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Win 106 - 94
Wed, Mar 5, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 97
Fri, Mar 7, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 115 - 108
Sat, Mar 8, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Loss 108 - 110 OT
Mon, Mar 10, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 115 - 116
Tue, Mar 11, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Win 116 - 104
Thu, Mar 13, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 135 - 119
Fri, Mar 14, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 121 - 114
Sun, Mar 16, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 118 - 101
Tue, Mar 18, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 126 - 96
Wed, Mar 19, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 127 - 108
Fri, Mar 21, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 126 - 105
Mon, Mar 24, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 114 - 107
Wed, Mar 26, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 121 - 115
Fri, Mar 28, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 116 - 97
Sun, Mar 30, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 122 - 117
Tue, Apr 1, 1986 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 123 - 105
Wed, Apr 2, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Win 122 - 106
Fri, Apr 4, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 119 - 98
Sun, Apr 6, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 94 - 95
Tue, Apr 8, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 126 - 114
Wed, Apr 9, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 98 - 108
Fri, Apr 11, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 104
Sun, Apr 13, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 135 - 107
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 0)
Thu, Apr 17, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 123 - 104
Sun, Apr 20, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 135 - 131
Tue, Apr 22, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Win 122 - 104
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 1)
Sun, Apr 27, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 103 - 91
Tue, Apr 29, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 119 - 108
Fri, May 2, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 107
Sun, May 4, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 94 - 106
Tue, May 6, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 132 - 99
Eastern Conference Finals (Won 4 - 0)
Tue, May 13, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 128 - 96
Thu, May 15, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 122 - 111
Sat, May 17, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 107
Sun, May 18, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 98
Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Mon, May 26, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 112 - 100
Thu, May 29, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 117 - 95
Sun, Jun 1, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 104 - 106
Tue, Jun 3, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Win 106 - 103
Thu, Jun 5, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 96 - 111
Sun, Jun 8, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 114 - 97

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