1952-53 Boston Celtics Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 46-25
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 3-3 Lost division finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated Syracuse Nationals 2-0
Division Finals - Lost to New York Knicks 3-1
Coach: Red Auerbach (46-25)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 161,808, Avg. 6,742 in 24 home dates
1952-53 Boston Celtics Statistics
1952-53 Boston Celtics Results

The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 46 wins and 25 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-3.

The Celtics paced the circuit with 6,258 points. Boston allowed 6,090 points. Bob Cousy tossed in a team-best 1,407 points for the squad, while Ed Macauley and Bill Sharman scored 14 or more per game as well. Ed Macauley contributed 629 boards. Bob Cousy dished out 547 assists for the team.

Red Auerbach coached the team. The 1952-53 Boston Celtics lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bob BrannumF-CMay 28, 19266'5"205Michigan StateWinfield, KS USA
Gene ConleyC-FNovember 10, 19306'8"215Washington StateMuskogee, OK USA
Chuck CooperFSeptember 29, 19266'5"205Duquesne
Bob CousyGAugust 9, 19286'1"175Holy CrossNew York, NY USA
Bob DonhamG-FOctober 11, 19266'2"190Ohio StateHammond, IN USA
Bob HarrisF-CMarch 16, 19276'7"185Oklahoma A&MLinden, TN USA
Ed MacauleyC-FMarch 22, 19286'8"185St. LouisSt. Louis, MO USA
John MahnkenCJune 16, 19226'8"220GeorgetownJersey City, NJ USA
Mo MahoneyFNovember 20, 19276'2"205BrownBrooklyn, NY USA
Kenny RollinsGSeptember 14, 19236'0"168KentuckyCharleston, MO USA
Bill SharmanGMay 25, 19266'1"175USCAbilene, TX USA