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2001–02 Boston Celtics season


2001–02 Boston Celtics season

season Boston Celtics
Head coach Jim O'Brien
Arena Fleet Center
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

Local media
Television Fox Sports Net New England
Radio WWZN

The 2001–02 Boston Celtics season was the 56th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished second in the Atlantic Division with a 49-33 record. This season featured the team's first playoff appearance since the 1994-95 season. In the first round of the playoffs, Boston defeated the Philadelphia 76ers. Then they defeated the second seed Detroit Pistons in the semifinals. However, they would lose to the New Jersey Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals. Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker were selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game.


  • Draft picks 1
  • Roster 2
  • Depth chart 3
  • Regular season 4
    • Standings 4.1
    • Game log 4.2
  • Playoffs 5
  • References 6
  • See also 7

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 10 Joe Johnson SG  United States Arkansas
1 11 Kedrick Brown SF/SG  United States Okaloosa-Walton
1 21 Joseph Forte SG  United States North Carolina



Depth chart

C - Tony Battie

PF - Antoine Walker

SF - Eric Williams

SG - Paul Pierce

PG - Kenny Anderson


SF/PF - Rodney Rogers PG/SG - Tony Delk SF - Walter McCarty PG - Erick Strickland C - Mark Blount C - Vitaly Potapenko SF - Kedrick Brown SG - Joe Forte [2]

Regular season


Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634 33–8 19–22 16–8
x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3 27–14 22–19 17–7
x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8 27–14 17–24 12–12
x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9 22–19 21–20 14–11
Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15 22–19 15–26 12–13
Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16 18–23 18–23 10–14
New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22 19–22 11–30 4–20

Game log



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See also

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