1988-1989 Boston Celtics

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42-40 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1988-89 Boston Celtics

What was the record of the 1988-89 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a 42-40 record. They went 32-9 at home and 10-31 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Boston Celtics went 42-43. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Detroit Pistons.

What division did the 1988-89 Boston Celtics play in?

The 1988-89 Boston Celtics played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1988-89 Boston Celtics record by month?

The 1988-89 Boston Celtics had their best month in March, when they went 11-4 and had a 73.3% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 5-7 and had a 41.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '88 8-7 53.3% +33
December '88 5-7 41.7% -22
January '89 7-8 46.7% +47
February '89 6-7 46.2% +9
March '89 11-4 73.3% +83
April '89 5-7 41.7% -55

Did the 1988-89 Boston Celtics make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Boston Celtics made the Playoffs in 1989. They lost their only series against the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1988-89 Boston Celtics?

The Boston Celtics finished the regular season with a point differential of +95. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Celtics could have been expected to have about 44.0 wins, or a 44-38 record in the regular season.

How did the 1988-89 Boston Celtics perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1988-89 Boston Celtics went 7-7.

How did the 1988-89 Boston Celtics perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1988-89 Boston Celtics went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1988-89 Boston Celtics?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1988-89 Boston Celtics was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1988-89 Boston Celtics?

The longest losing streak that the Boston Celtics had during the 1988-89 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1988-89 Boston Celtics Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 4, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 115 OT
Sat, Nov 5, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 115 - 129
Wed, Nov 9, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 104 - 110
Fri, Nov 11, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 107 - 116
Sat, Nov 12, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 100 - 108
Tue, Nov 15, 1988 @ Miami Heat Win 84 - 65
Wed, Nov 16, 1988 vs Golden State Warriors Win 107 - 104
Fri, Nov 18, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 114 - 108
Sat, Nov 19, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 104 - 108
Tue, Nov 22, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 102 - 114
Wed, Nov 23, 1988 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 114 - 109
Fri, Nov 25, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 115 - 96
Sat, Nov 26, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 91 - 104
Tue, Nov 29, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 100 - 93
Wed, Nov 30, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 133 - 100
Fri, Dec 2, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 84 - 112
Tue, Dec 6, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 105
Wed, Dec 7, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 106
Fri, Dec 9, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 121 - 107
Tue, Dec 13, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 105 - 115
Wed, Dec 14, 1988 vs Utah Jazz Win 112 - 104
Fri, Dec 16, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 96
Sun, Dec 18, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 117 - 104
Wed, Dec 21, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 114 - 115
Tue, Dec 27, 1988 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 109 - 130
Thu, Dec 29, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 115 - 131
Fri, Dec 30, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 99
Tue, Jan 3, 1989 @ New York Knicks Loss 107 - 109 OT
Wed, Jan 4, 1989 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 104 - 106
Fri, Jan 6, 1989 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 115 - 92
Mon, Jan 9, 1989 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 119 - 84
Wed, Jan 11, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 108 - 127
Thu, Jan 12, 1989 @ New Jersey Nets Win 106 - 103
Sun, Jan 15, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 104 - 110
Mon, Jan 16, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 87 - 96
Wed, Jan 18, 1989 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 104 - 115
Fri, Jan 20, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 117 - 109
Sun, Jan 22, 1989 vs Detroit Pistons Win 112 - 99
Wed, Jan 25, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 94 - 103
Fri, Jan 27, 1989 vs Sacramento Kings Win 128 - 116
Sun, Jan 29, 1989 vs Miami Heat Win 121 - 103
Tue, Jan 31, 1989 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 110
Wed, Feb 1, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 107 - 94
Fri, Feb 3, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 117 - 108
Sun, Feb 5, 1989 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 87 - 89
Wed, Feb 8, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 109 - 102
Tue, Feb 14, 1989 @ Houston Rockets Loss 123 - 137
Thu, Feb 16, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Loss 114 - 129
Fri, Feb 17, 1989 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 126 - 135
Sun, Feb 19, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 110 - 119
Tue, Feb 21, 1989 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 91 - 96
Wed, Feb 22, 1989 @ Sacramento Kings Win 99 - 91
Fri, Feb 24, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 125 - 112
Sun, Feb 26, 1989 @ New York Knicks Loss 110 - 122
Tue, Feb 28, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 112 - 87
Wed, Mar 1, 1989 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 104 - 90
Fri, Mar 3, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 107 - 106
Sat, Mar 4, 1989 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 95 - 98
Wed, Mar 8, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 104 - 95
Sun, Mar 12, 1989 vs Denver Nuggets Win 121 - 115
Mon, Mar 13, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 114 - 91
Thu, Mar 16, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Win 111 - 99
Fri, Mar 17, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 98 - 106
Mon, Mar 20, 1989 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 108
Tue, Mar 21, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 86 - 98
Fri, Mar 24, 1989 vs New York Knicks Win 115 - 111
Sun, Mar 26, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 105 - 103
Tue, Mar 28, 1989 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 115 - 117 OT
Wed, Mar 29, 1989 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 106 - 97
Fri, Mar 31, 1989 vs Houston Rockets Win 126 - 109
Sun, Apr 2, 1989 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 100 - 117
Tue, Apr 4, 1989 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 124 - 108
Thu, Apr 6, 1989 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 118 - 132
Fri, Apr 7, 1989 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 100 - 113
Mon, Apr 10, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 112
Thu, Apr 13, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 118 - 132
Fri, Apr 14, 1989 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 104
Mon, Apr 17, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 113 - 108 OT
Tue, Apr 18, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Loss 113 - 121
Thu, Apr 20, 1989 @ New York Knicks Loss 117 - 137
Fri, Apr 21, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 110 - 120
Sun, Apr 23, 1989 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 120 - 110
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 3)
Fri, Apr 28, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 91 - 101
Sun, Apr 30, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 95 - 102
Tue, May 2, 1989 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 85 - 100

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