Boston Celtics Playoff History: Series by Year

This is a timeline with all the NBA postseason series played by the Boston Celtics. It also includes data about how the team arrived to the Playoffs that year and the result of each series, since their first season in 1947 to the present.

In their 78 seasons in the NBA, the Boston Celtics made the postseason 61 times. On those years they have played a total of 136 playoff series, of which they won 93 and lost 43, for a 68.4 winning percentge. Additionally, they also were part of a group with round robin format in 1954.

So far, they have reached the NBA Finals 23 times and have won 18 Championships.

Boston Celtics Playoffs Timeline

2024 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (64-18 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Miami Heat 4-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 2024, it was the 18th NBA title in franchise history.

2023 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Miami Heat 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

2022 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (51-31 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Brooklyn Nets 4-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Miami Heat 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Golden State Warriors 2-4 in the NBA Finals

2021 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference (36-36 season record). They defeated the Wizards in the Eastern Conference Play-In.

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Brooklyn Nets 1-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2020 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference (48-24 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Toronto Raptors 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Miami Heat 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

2019 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (49-33 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 4-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 1-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

2018 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (55-27 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

2017 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (53-29 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Washington Wizards 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 1-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

2016 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 5th seed in the Eastern Conference (48-34 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Atlanta Hawks 2-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2015 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference (40-42 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 0-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2014 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (25-57 season record, 12th in the Eastern Conference).

2013 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference (41-40 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the New York Knicks 2-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2012 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (39-27 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Miami Heat 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

* The Heat ended up winning the Championship.

2011 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Miami Heat 1-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

2010 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (50-32 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Miami Heat 4-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Orlando Magic 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 3-4 in the NBA Finals

2009 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Orlando Magic 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

2008 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (66-16 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 2008, it was the 17th NBA title in franchise history.

2007 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (24-58 season record, 15th in the Eastern Conference).

2006 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (33-49 season record, 11th in the Eastern Conference).

2005 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference (45-37 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Indiana Pacers 3-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2004 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference (36-46 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Indiana Pacers 0-4 in the Eastern Conference First Round

2003 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference (44-38 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 4-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the New Jersey Nets 0-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

2002 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference (49-33 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 3-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the New Jersey Nets 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

2001 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (36-46 season record, 9th in the Eastern Conference).

2000 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (35-47 season record, 10th in the Eastern Conference).

1999 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (19-31 season record, 12th in the Eastern Conference).

1998 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (36-46 season record, 12th in the Eastern Conference).

1997 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (15-67 season record, 15th in the Eastern Conference).

1996 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (33-49 season record, 11th in the Eastern Conference).

1995 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference (35-47 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Orlando Magic 1-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round

1994 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (32-50 season record, 10th in the Eastern Conference).

1993 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (48-34 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Charlotte Hornets 1-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round

1992 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (51-31 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 3-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

1991 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Indiana Pacers 3-2 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Detroit Pistons 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

1990 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (52-30 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the New York Knicks 2-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round

1989 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference (42-40 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Detroit Pistons 0-3 in the Eastern Conference First Round

* The Pistons ended up winning the Championship.

1988 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (57-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the New York Knicks 3-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Detroit Pistons 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

1987 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (59-23 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 3-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 2-4 in the NBA Finals

1986 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (67-15 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 3-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1986, it was the 16th NBA title in franchise history.

1985 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (63-19 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 2-4 in the NBA Finals

1984 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Washington Bullets 3-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1984, it was the 15th NBA title in franchise history.

1983 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 2-1 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 0-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

1982 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (63-19 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Washington Bullets 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

1981 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (62-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Chicago Bulls 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1981, it was the 14th NBA title in franchise history.

1980 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (61-21 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 1-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

1979 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (29-53 season record, 10th in the Eastern Conference).

1978 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (32-50 season record, 8th in the Eastern Conference).

1977 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Conference (44-38 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the San Antonio Spurs 2-0 in the Eastern Conference First Round
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    Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

1976 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (54-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Buffalo Braves 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1976, it was the 13th NBA title in franchise history.

1975 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (60-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the Washington Bullets 2-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

1974 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Buffalo Braves 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals
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    Defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1974, it was the 12th NBA title in franchise history.

1973 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (68-14 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the New York Knicks 3-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

* The Knicks ended up winning the Championship.

1972 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference (56-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-2 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals
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    Lost to the New York Knicks 1-4 in the Eastern Conference Finals

1971 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (44-38 season record, 3rd in the Eastern Conference).

1970 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (34-48 season record, 6th in the Eastern Division).

1969 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 4th seed in the Eastern Division (48-34 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the New York Knicks 4-2 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1969, it was the 11th NBA title in franchise history.

1968 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (54-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Detroit Pistons 4-2 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1968, it was the 10th NBA title in franchise history.

1967 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (60-21 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the New York Knicks 3-1 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 1-4 in the Eastern Division Finals

* The 76ers ended up winning the Championship.

1966 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (54-26 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Cincinnati Royals 3-2 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1966, it was the 9th NBA title in franchise history.

1965 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (62-18 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1965, it was the 8th NBA title in franchise history.

1964 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (59-21 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Cincinnati Royals 4-1 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the San Francisco Warriors 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1964, it was the 7th NBA title in franchise history.

1963 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (58-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Cincinnati Royals 4-3 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1963, it was the 6th NBA title in franchise history.

1962 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (60-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia Warriors 4-3 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1962, it was the 5th NBA title in franchise history.

1961 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (57-22 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 4-1 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-1 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1961, it was the 4th NBA title in franchise history.

1960 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (59-16 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia Warriors 4-2 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1960, it was the 3rd NBA title in franchise history.

1959 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (52-20 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 4-3 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the Minneapolis Lakers 4-0 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1959, it was the 2nd NBA title in franchise history.

1958 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (49-23 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Philadelphia Warriors 4-1 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Lost to the St. Louis Hawks 2-4 in the NBA Finals

1957 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 1st seed in the Eastern Division (44-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 3-0 in the Eastern Division Finals
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    Defeated the St. Louis Hawks 4-3 in the NBA Finals

The Celtics won the Championship in 1957, it was the 1st NBA title in franchise history.

1956 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (39-33 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Syracuse Nationals 1-2 in the Eastern Division Semifinals

1955 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Division (36-36 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the New York Knicks 2-1 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the Syracuse Nationals 1-3 in the Eastern Division Finals

* The Nationals ended up winning the Championship.

1954 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Division (42-30 season record).

Round Robin:

In the 1954, and for the only time in NBA history, the playoffs included groups with round robin format instead of first round series. The Celtics lost to the Syracuse Nationals 0-2 and defeated the New York Knicks 2-0 in the Eastern Division Round Robin.

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Syracuse Nationals 0-2 in the Eastern Division Finals

1953 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Division (46-25 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Defeated the Syracuse Nationals 2-0 in the Eastern Division Semifinals
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    Lost to the New York Knicks 1-3 in the Eastern Division Finals

1952 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (39-27 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the New York Knicks 1-2 in the Eastern Division Semifinals

1951 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 2nd seed in the Eastern Division (39-30 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the New York Knicks 0-2 in the Eastern Division Semifinals

1950 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (22-46 season record, 6th in the Eastern Division).

1949 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (25-35 season record, 5th in the Eastern Division).

1948 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics qualified for the NBA Playoffs as the 3rd seed in the Eastern Division (20-28 season record).

Playoff Series:

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    Lost to the Chicago Stags 1-2 in the Quarterfinals

1947 Playoffs

The Boston Celtics didn't qualify for the Playoffs (22-38 season record, 6th in the Eastern Division).

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