1987-1988 Boston Celtics

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57-25 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1987-88 Boston Celtics

What was the record of the 1987-88 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 57-25 record. They went 36-5 at home and 21-20 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Boston Celtics went 66-33. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Detroit Pistons.

What division did the 1987-88 Boston Celtics play in?

The 1987-88 Boston Celtics played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1987-88 Boston Celtics record by month?

The 1987-88 Boston Celtics had their best month in January, when they went 14-3 and had a 82.4% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 7-5 and had a 58.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '87 10-4 71.4% +20
December '87 7-5 58.3% +73
January '88 14-3 82.4% +162
February '88 8-5 61.5% +46
March '88 11-4 73.3% +134
April '88 7-4 63.6% +52

Did the 1987-88 Boston Celtics make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Boston Celtics made the Playoffs in 1988. They won their first series against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1987-88 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a point differential of +487. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Celtics could have been expected to have about 55.6 wins, or a 56-26 record in the regular season.

How did the 1987-88 Boston Celtics perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1987-88 Boston Celtics went 9-2.

How did the 1987-88 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1987-88 Boston Celtics went 2-0 in overtime games.

How did the 1987-88 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1987-88 Boston Celtics went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1987-88 Boston Celtics?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1987-88 Boston Celtics was a 8 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1987-88 Boston Celtics?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Celtics had during the 1987-88 regular season was 3 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1987-88 Boston Celtics Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 6, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 125 - 108
Sat, Nov 7, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Win 140 - 139 OT2
Mon, Nov 9, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 96 - 87
Wed, Nov 11, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 120 - 106
Fri, Nov 13, 1987 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 128 - 114
Sun, Nov 15, 1987 @ Indiana Pacers Win 103 - 98
Tue, Nov 17, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 88 - 109
Wed, Nov 18, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 111 - 109 OT2
Fri, Nov 20, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 85 - 116
Sat, Nov 21, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Win 107 - 97
Mon, Nov 23, 1987 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 102 - 107
Wed, Nov 25, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 117 - 102
Fri, Nov 27, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 117 - 112
Sat, Nov 28, 1987 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 97 - 112
Tue, Dec 1, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 106 - 120
Wed, Dec 2, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 99
Fri, Dec 4, 1987 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 105 - 128
Wed, Dec 9, 1987 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 119 - 124
Fri, Dec 11, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 114 - 115
Tue, Dec 15, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Win 122 - 102
Wed, Dec 16, 1987 vs Utah Jazz Win 121 - 111
Sun, Dec 20, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 124 - 87
Tue, Dec 22, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 118 - 115
Sat, Dec 26, 1987 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 106 - 97
Sun, Dec 27, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Win 114 - 102
Wed, Dec 30, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 105 - 111
Sat, Jan 2, 1988 @ Golden State Warriors Win 115 - 110
Mon, Jan 4, 1988 @ Utah Jazz Win 107 - 99
Wed, Jan 6, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 117 - 108
Fri, Jan 8, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 125 - 109
Sat, Jan 9, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 98 - 106
Tue, Jan 12, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 104 - 97
Wed, Jan 13, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 143 - 105
Fri, Jan 15, 1988 vs Sacramento Kings Win 122 - 86
Sat, Jan 16, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 103 - 96
Mon, Jan 18, 1988 vs Golden State Warriors Win 121 - 101
Wed, Jan 20, 1988 vs Phoenix Suns Win 131 - 115
Fri, Jan 22, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 124 - 106
Sat, Jan 23, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 100 - 119
Tue, Jan 26, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 97
Wed, Jan 27, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 106 - 100
Fri, Jan 29, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 108 - 125
Sun, Jan 31, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 100 - 85
Wed, Feb 3, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 118 - 103
Thu, Feb 4, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 101 - 111
Tue, Feb 9, 1988 @ Houston Rockets Loss 120 - 129
Wed, Feb 10, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 136 - 120
Fri, Feb 12, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 105 - 104
Sun, Feb 14, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 106 - 115
Mon, Feb 15, 1988 @ Phoenix Suns Win 107 - 106
Wed, Feb 17, 1988 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 125 - 138
Fri, Feb 19, 1988 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 124 - 104
Mon, Feb 22, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 95 - 93
Wed, Feb 24, 1988 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 113 - 112
Fri, Feb 26, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 132 - 96
Sun, Feb 28, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 101 - 106
Tue, Mar 1, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 116 - 117
Wed, Mar 2, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 107 - 117
Fri, Mar 4, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 121 - 90
Sun, Mar 6, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 127 - 98
Wed, Mar 9, 1988 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 118
Fri, Mar 11, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 112
Sun, Mar 13, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 117 - 100
Tue, Mar 15, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Win 119 - 113
Fri, Mar 18, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 103 - 113
Sun, Mar 20, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 137 - 107
Wed, Mar 23, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 104 - 89
Fri, Mar 25, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 97
Sat, Mar 26, 1988 @ New York Knicks Win 118 - 106
Mon, Mar 28, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 106 - 105
Wed, Mar 30, 1988 vs Houston Rockets Win 117 - 110
Fri, Apr 1, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 121 - 110
Sun, Apr 3, 1988 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 110 - 101
Fri, Apr 8, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 127 - 90
Sun, Apr 10, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 117 - 108
Wed, Apr 13, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 123 - 104
Fri, Apr 15, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 109 - 120
Sun, Apr 17, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 92 - 98
Tue, Apr 19, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 121 - 110
Thu, Apr 21, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 126 - 119
Fri, Apr 22, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 106 - 133
Sun, Apr 24, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 108 - 115
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 1)
Fri, Apr 29, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 112 - 92
Sun, May 1, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 128 - 102
Wed, May 4, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 100 - 109
Fri, May 6, 1988 @ New York Knicks Win 102 - 94
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Wed, May 11, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 110 - 101
Fri, May 13, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 108 - 97
Sun, May 15, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 92 - 110
Mon, May 16, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 118
Wed, May 18, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 112
Fri, May 20, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 100
Sun, May 22, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 118 - 116
Eastern Conference Finals (Lost 2 - 4)
Wed, May 25, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 96 - 104
Thu, May 26, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 115 OT2
Sat, May 28, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 94 - 98
Mon, May 30, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Win 79 - 78
Wed, Jun 1, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 96 - 102 OT
Fri, Jun 3, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 90 - 95

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