Boston Celtics

NBA team based in Boston; tied with most NBA Championships

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team. They play their home games in the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. They are a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and play in the Atlantic Division. The Celtics are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 17 NBA championships, tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in NBA history.

Boston Celtics
2023–24 Boston Celtics season
Boston Celtics logo
HistoryBoston Celtics
ArenaTD Garden
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Team colorsGreen, gold, black, brown, white[3][4][5]
Main sponsorGeneral Electric[6]
PresidentRich Gotham
General managerBrad Stevens
Head coachJoe Mazzulla
OwnershipBoston Basketball Partners
(Wyc Grousbeck, CEO/Governor)[7]
Affiliation(s)Maine Celtics
Championships17 (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)
Conference titles23 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 2008, 2010, 2022, 2024)
Division titles34 (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024)
Retired numbers23 (00, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, LOSCY)
Association jersey
Team colours
Icon jersey
Team colours
Statement jersey
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History change

The Celtics were one of the first NBA teams. Since their start in 1946, they have been the most successful teams, winning 17 NBA championships, including eight championships in a row at one point.[8] The Celtics' seventeen championships is more than any other team. The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden.

From 2007 to 2013, they were lead by the big four: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo, leading the team to the 2008 championship as well as making the Finals in 2010 both times against the Lakers. But in July 2012, Allen was traded to the Miami Heat (where he won his second championship in 2013) and in July 2013, Garnett and Pierce were traded to the Brooklyn Nets.[9] Rondo remained with the Celtics until the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Today, they are led by "The Jays", Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Rival Teams change

Celtics-Lakers Rivalry change

The rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers is between two most of the best franchises in NBA history. It has been called the NBA's best rivalry.[10] The two teams have met a record twelve times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in 1959. They would go on to win the league in the 1920s and the 1980s, playing each other six times in the 1960s and three times in the 1980s.

The rivalry had been less known since the retirements of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in the early 1990s, but in 2008, it happened again when the Celtics and Lakers met in the Finals for the first time since 1987, with the Celtics winning the series in six games. They played once again in the 2010 NBA Finals which the Lakers won in seven games. The two teams are tied for the highest number of championships (17); together, the 34 championships account for almost half of the 74 championships in NBA history.

Celtics-Warriors Rivalry change

The rivalry between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors is a new rivalry that began in the 2021-2022 NBA season. They met in the Finals that season, which the last time that happened was in 1964, where the Celtics won in 5 games. This time though, the Warriors beat the Celtics in 6 games and Stephen Curry took home the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.

References change

  1. "–Boston Celtics seasons". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved April 28, 2019. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. "Creation of a Logo". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  4. Snow, Taylor C. (September 21, 2017). "Celtics Showcase New Nike Uniform System". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  5. "Boston Celtics Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. May 2, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  6. "Celtics, GE Announce Multi-Year Partnership". (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. January 25, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  7. "Boston Basketball Partners Assume Ownership of Celtics Franchise". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. December 31, 2002. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  8. Team Index Archived 2012-05-01 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  9. "Celtics rebuild, trade Garnett and Pierce to Nets". National Basketball Association.
  10. "NBA;s Best Rivalries". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved August 5, 2013.

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