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This is a list of seasons completed by the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. It documents the team's season-by-season records, including post-season records, and also includes year-end awards won by the team's players and/or coaches.

With 17 NBA Championships, the Celtics have won the most for any NBA franchise, while the 1959-to-1966 domination of the NBA Championship, with eight straight titles, is the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team to date.

The Celtics are 20–7 in the 7th game of a playoff series,[1] and are 7-1 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Most of the Finals decided in a 7th game were won at the expense of the Los Angeles Lakers, beating them 4 times before losing in 2010.

Season Team Conference Division Regular season Playoff Results Head Coach
W L PCT
Boston Celtics
1946–47 1946–47 East 5th Eastern 5th 22 38 .367 John Russell
1947–48 1947–48 East 3rd Eastern 3rd 20 28 .417 Lost Quarterfinals (Chicago, 1–2) John Russell
1948–49 1948–49 East 5th Eastern 5th 25 36 .410 Alvin Julian
1949–50 1949–50 East 6th Eastern 6th 22 46 .324 Alvin Julian
1950–51 1950–51 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 39 30 .565 Lost Division Semifinals (New York, 0–2) Red Auerbach
1951–52 1951–52 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 39 27 .591 Lost Division Semifinals (New York, 1–2) Red Auerbach
1952–53 1952–53 East 3rd Eastern 3rd 46 25 .648 Won Division Semifinals (Syracuse, 2–0)Lost Division Finals (New York, 1–3) Red Auerbach
1953–54 1953–54 East T-2nd Eastern T-2nd 42 30 .583 Lost Round-Robin (Syracuse, 0–2)Won Round-Robin (New York, 2–0)

Lost Division Finals (Syracuse, 0–2)

Red Auerbach
1954–55 1954–55 East 3rd Eastern 3rd 36 36 .500 Won Division Semifinals (New York, 2–1)Lost Division Finals (Syracuse, 1–3) Red Auerbach
1955–56 1955–56 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 39 33 .542 Lost Division Semifinals (Syracuse, 1–2) Red Auerbach
1956–57 1956–57 East 1st Eastern 1st 44 28 .611 Won Division Finals (Syracuse, 3–0)Won NBA Finals (St. Louis, 4–3) Red Auerbach
1957–58 1957–58 East 1st Eastern 1st 49 23 .681 Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–1)Lost NBA Finals (St. Louis, 2–4) Red Auerbach
1958–59 1958–59 East 1st Eastern 1st 52 20 .722 Won Division Finals (Syracuse, 4–3)Won NBA Finals (Minneapolis, 4–0) Red Auerbach
1959–60 1959–60 East 1st Eastern 1st 59 16 .787 Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–2)Won NBA Finals (St. Louis, 4–3) Red Auerbach
1960–61 1960–61 East 1st Eastern 1st 57 22 .722 Won Division Finals (Syracuse, 4–1)Won NBA Finals (St. Louis, 4–1) Red Auerbach
1961–62 1961–62 East 1st Eastern 1st 60 20 .750 Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–3)Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–3) Red Auerbach
1962–63 1962–63 East 1st Eastern 1st 58 22 .725 Won Division Finals (Cincinnati, 4–3)Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–2) Red Auerbach
1963–64 1963–64 East 1st Eastern 1st 59 21 .738 Won Division Finals (Cincinnati, 4–1)Won NBA Finals (San Francisco, 4–1) Red Auerbach
1964–65 1964–65 East 1st Eastern 1st 62 18 .775 Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–3)Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–1) Red Auerbach
1965–66 1965–66 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 54 26 .675 Won Division Semifinals (Cincinnati, 3–2)Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–1)

Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–3)

Red Auerbach
1966–67 1966–67 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 60 21 .741 Won Division Semifinals (New York, 3–1)Lost Division Finals (Philadelphia, 1–4) Bill Russell
1967–68 1967–68 East 2nd Eastern 2nd 54 28 .659 Won Division Semifinals (Detroit, 4–2)Won Division Finals (Philadelphia, 4–3)

Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–2)

Bill Russell
1968–69 1968–69 East 4th Eastern 4th 48 34 .585 Won Division Semifinals (Philadelphia, 4–1)Won Division Finals (New York, 4–2)

Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–3)

Bill Russell
1969–70 1969–70 East 6th Eastern 6th 34 48 .415 Tom Heinsohn
1970–71 1970–71 East 3rd Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 Tom Heinsohn
1971–72 1971–72 East 1st Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta, 4–2)Lost Conference Finals (New York, 1–4) Tom Heinsohn
1972–73 1972–73 East 1st Atlantic 1st 68 14 .829 Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta, 4–2)Lost Conference Finals (New York, 3–4) Tom Heinsohn
1973–74 1973–74 East 1st Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won Conference Semifinals (Buffalo, 4–2)Won Conference Finals (New York, 4–1)

Won NBA Finals (Milwaukee, 4–3)

Tom Heinsohn
1974–75 1974–75 East T-1st Atlantic 1st 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals (Houston, 4–1)Lost Conference Finals (Washington, 2–4) Tom Heinsohn
1975–76 1975–76 East 1st Atlantic 1st 54 28 .659 Won Conference Semifinals (Buffalo, 4–2)Won Conference Finals (Cleveland, 4–2)

Won NBA Finals (Phoenix, 4–2)

Tom Heinsohn
1976–77 1976–77 East T-4th Atlantic 2nd 44 38 .537 Won First Round (San Antonio, 2–0)Lost Conference Semifinals (Philadelphia, 3–4) Tom Heinsohn
1977–78 1977–78 East 8th Atlantic 3rd 32 50 .390 Tom Heinsohn

Tom "Satch" Sanders

1978–79 1978–79 East 10th Atlantic 5th 29 53 .354 Tom "Satch" Sanders

Dave Cowens

1979–80 1979–80 East 1st Atlantic 1st 61 21 .744 Won Conference Semifinals (Houston Rockets, 4–0)Lost Conference Finals (Philadelphia, 1–4) Bill Fitch
1980–81 1980–81 East T-1st Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won Conference Semifinals (Chicago, 4–0)Won Conference Finals (Philadelphia, 4–3)

Won NBA Finals (Houston, 4–2)

Bill Fitch
1981–82 1981–82 East 1st Atlantic 1st 63 19 .768 Won Conference Semifinals (Washington, 4–1)Lost Conference Finals (Philadelphia, 3–4) Bill Fitch
1982–83 1982–83 East 2nd Atlantic 2nd 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Atlanta, 2–1)Lost Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee, 0–4) Bill Fitch
1983–84 1983–84 East 1st Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Washington, 3–1)Won Conference Semifinals (New York, 4–3)

Won Conference Finals (Milwaukee, 4–1) Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–3)

K.C. Jones
1984–85 1984–85 East 1st Atlantic 1st 63 19 .768 Won First Round (Cleveland, 3–1)Won Conference Semifinals (Detroit, 4–2)

Won Conference Finals (Philadelphia, 4–1) Lost NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 2–4)

K.C. Jones
1985–86 1985–86 East 1st Atlantic 1st 67 15 .817 Won First Round (Chicago, 3–0)Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta, 4–1)

Won Conference Finals (Milwaukee, 4–0) Won NBA Finals (Houston, 4–2)

K.C. Jones
1986–87 1986–87 East 1st Atlantic 1st 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Chicago, 3–0)Won Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee, 4–3)

Won Conference Finals (Detroit, 4–3) Lost NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 2–4)

K.C. Jones
1987–88 1987–88 East 1st Atlantic 1st 57 25 .695 Won First Round (New York, 3–1)Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta, 4–3)

Lost Conference Finals (Detroit, 2–4)

K.C. Jones
1988–89 1988–89 East 8th Atlantic 3rd 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Detroit, 0–3) Jimmy Rodgers
1989–90 1989–90 East 4th Atlantic 2nd 52 30 .634 Lost First Round (New York, 2–3) Jimmy Rodgers
1990–91 1990–91 East 2nd Atlantic 1st 56 26 .683 Won First Round (Indiana, 3–2)Lost Conference Semifinals (Detroit, 2–4) Chris Ford
1991–92 1991–92 East T-3rd Atlantic T-1st 51 31 .622 Won First Round (Indiana, 3–0)Lost Conference Semifinals (Cleveland, 3–4) Chris Ford
1992–93 1992–93 East 4th Atlantic 2nd 48 34 .585 Lost First Round (Charlotte, 1–3) Chris Ford
1993–94 1993–94 East 10th Atlantic 5th 32 50 .390 Chris Ford
1994–95 1994–95 East 8th Atlantic 3rd 35 47 .427 Lost First Round (Orlando, 1–3) Chris Ford
1995–96 1995–96 East 11th Atlantic 5th 33 49 .402 M.L. Carr
1996–97 1996–97 East 15th Atlantic 7th 15 67 .183 M.L. Carr
1997–98 1997–98 East T-12th Atlantic 6th 36 46 .439 Rick Pitino
1998–99 1998–99 East 12th Atlantic 5th 19 31 .380 Rick Pitino
1999–00 1999–00 East 10th Atlantic 5th 35 47 .427 Rick Pitino
2000–01 2000–01 East 9th Atlantic 5th 36 46 .439 Rick Pitino

Jim O'Brien

2001–02 2001–02 East 3rd Atlantic 2nd 49 33 .598 Won First Round (Philadelphia, 3–2)Won Conference Semifinals (Detroit, 4–1)

Lost Conference Finals (New Jersey, 2–4)

Jim O'Brien
2002–03 2002–03 East 6th Atlantic 3rd 44 38 .537 Won First Round (Indiana, 4–2)Lost Conference Semifinals (New Jersey, 0–4) Jim O'Brien
2003–04 2003–04 East 8th Atlantic 4th 36 46 .439 Lost First Round (Indiana, 0–4) Jim O'Brien

John Carroll

2004–05 2004–05 East 3rd Atlantic 1st 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (Indiana, 3–4) Doc Rivers
2005–06 2005–06 East 11th Atlantic 3rd 33 49 .402 Doc Rivers
2006–07 2006–07 East 15th Atlantic 5th 24 58 .293 Doc Rivers
2007–08 2007–08 East 1st Atlantic 1st 66 16 .805 Won First Round (Atlanta, 4–3)Won Conference Semifinals (Cleveland, 4–3)

Won Conference Finals (Detroit, 4–2) Won NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 4–2)

Doc Rivers
2008–09 2008–09 East 2nd Atlantic 1st 62 20 .756 Won First Round (Chicago, 4–3)Lost Conference Semifinals (Orlando, 3–4) Doc Rivers
2009–10 2009–10 East 4th Atlantic 1st 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Miami, 4–1)Won Conference Semifinals (Cleveland, 4–2)

Won Conference Finals (Orlando, 4–2) Lost NBA Finals (Los Angeles, 3–4)

Doc Rivers
Regular season 2972 2031 .594
Playoffs 315 228 .580 17 NBA Championships

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