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2009–10 Boston Celtics season

2009–10 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Doc Rivers
General manager Danny Ainge
Owner(s) Wycliffe Grousbeck
Stephen Pagliuca
H. Irving Grousbeck
Arena TD Garden
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost NBA Finals
(3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television CSN New England
Radio WEEI
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Boston Celtics season was the 64th season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Celtics finished with a record of 50–32, a 12 win drop off from the previous season. They finished 1st in the Atlantic Division and 4th in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics made it back to the NBA Finals after a one-year hiatus and played against the Los Angeles Lakers. Facing a rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals, the Celtics were defeated this time in seven games.

Key dates

Summary

NBA Draft 2009

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft

Free agency

Draft picks

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
2 58 Lester Hudson SG  United States Tennessee-Martin

2009-10 Roster

Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 20 United States Allen, Ray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Connecticut
SG 42 United States Allen, Tony 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 213 lb (97 kg) Oklahoma State
SF 7 United States Daniels, Marquis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
PF 11 United States Davis, Glen 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 289 lb (131 kg) LSU
SF 40 United States Finley, Michael 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Wisconsin
SF 27 United States Gaffney, Tony (IN) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Massachusetts
PF 5 United States Garnett, Kevin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 253 lb (115 kg) Farragut
PG 0 United States Lafayette, Oliver (IN) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Houston
C 43 United States Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 280 lb (127 kg) CJOHS
SF 34 United States Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Kansas
PG 4 United States Robinson, Nate 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington
PG 9 United States Rondo, Rajon 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Kentucky
PF 44 United States Scalabrine, Brian (IN) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Southern California
F/C 30 United States Wallace, Rasheed 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
PF 13 United States Williams, Shelden 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

Transactions
Last transaction: 2010-04-14

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Kendrick Perkins Rasheed Wallace
PF Kevin Garnett Glen Davis Shelden Williams Brian Scalabrine
SF Paul Pierce Michael Finley Marquis Daniels Tony Gaffney
SG Ray Allen Tony Allen
PG Rajon Rondo Nate Robinson Oliver Lafayette

Pre-season

2009 pre-season game log
2009–10 season schedule

Regular season

Standings

Atlantic Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 24–17 26–15 13–3
Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 10 25–16 15–26 11–5
New York Knicks 29 53 .354 21 18–23 11–30 6–10
Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 23 12–29 15–26 7–9
New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 38 8–33 4–37 3–13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744
2 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 2
3 x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 11
5 x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 15
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 17
8 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 20
9 Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 21
10 Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 32
12 Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34
13 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 34
14 Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 35
15 New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 49


Game log

2009–10 game log Total: 50–32 (Home: 24–17; Road: 26–15)
2009–10 season schedule

Playoffs

Game log

2010 playoff game logTotal: 15–9 (Home: 9–3; Away: 6–6)
2010 playoff schedule

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 80 80 35.2 .477 .363 .913 3.20 2.6 .80 .31 16.3
Tony Allen 54 8 16.5 .510 .000 .605 2.70 1.3 1.09 .35 6.1
Marquis Daniels 51 4 18.4 .498 .214 .607 1.90 1.3 .53 .12 5.6
Glen Davis 54 1 17.3 .437 .000 .696 3.80 .6 .39 .26 6.3
Michael Finley1 21 1 15.0 .506 .463 .333 1.60 1.1 .19 .10 5.2
Kevin Garnett 69 69 29.9 .521 .200 .837 7.30 2.7 .99 .83 14.3
Oliver Lafayette 1 0 22.0 .500 .500 .000 4.00 2.0 .00 .00 7.0
Kendrick Perkins 78 78 27.6 .602 .000 .582 7.60 1.0 .33 1.69 10.1
Paul Pierce 71 71 34.0 .472 .414 .852 4.40 3.1 1.18 .44 18.3
Nate Robinson1 26 0 14.7 .401 .414 .615 1.50 2.0 .85 .00 6.5
Rajon Rondo 81 81 36.6 .508 .213 .621 4.40 9.8 2.33 .14 13.7
Brian Scalabrine 52 3 9.1 .341 .327 .667 .90 .5 .17 .08 1.5
Rasheed Wallace 79 13 22.5 .409 .283 .768 4.10 1.0 1.01 .89 9.0
Shelden Williams 54 0 11.1 .521 .000 .765 2.70 .4 .24 .39 3.7

1Stats with the Celtics.

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Ray Allen 24 24 38.5 .431 .386 .863 3.30 2.6 0.92 .13 16.1
Tony Allen 24 0 16.3 .489 .000 .778 1.70 .7 1.04 .58 5.1
Marquis Daniels 11 0 3.4 .385 .500 1.000 .90 .1 .00 .00 1.5
Glen Davis 24 1 20.1 .476 .000 .722 4.510 .5 .79 .38 7.3
Michael Finley 18 0 6.0 .250 .273 1.000 .60 .2 .22 .00 0.8
Kevin Garnett 23 23 33.3 .495 .000 .839 7.40 2.5 1.13 .87 15.0
Kendrick Perkins 23 23 25.0 .510 .000 .600 6.20 1.0 .39 1.39 5.7
Paul Pierce 24 24 38.8 .438 .392 .824 6.00 3.4 1.00 .58 18.8
Nate Robinson 17 0 7.5 .375 .333 .800 .80 1.1 .35 .06 4.2
Rajon Rondo 24 24 40.6 .463 .375 .596 5.60 9.3 1.92 .13 16.1
Brian Scalabrine 1 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .00 .0 .00 .00 .0
Rasheed Wallace 24 1 17.1 .416 .345 .828 3.00 .4 .42 .58 6.1
Shelden Williams 8 0 7.1 .444 .000 .833 1.60 .0 .13 .00 1.6

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Week/Month

  • On December 7, 2009 Kevin Garnett was named Eastern Conference's Player of the Week (November 30 – December 6).[8]
  • On March 22, 2010 Paul Pierce was named Eastern Conference's Player of the Week (March 15–21).[9]

All-Star

Season

Records

  • Rajon Rondo set two new single-season franchise records. On March 26, he grabbed his 168th steal of the season and broke Rick Fox's record of 167 steals in a season with the Boston Celtics. On April 2, he dished out his 716th assist of the season, thus breaking Bob Cousy's franchise record of 715 assists made in a season. Rondo dished out 794 assists and stole the ball 189 times in the 2009–10 season.[14]

Milestones

  • On October 27, 2009 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Garnett passed Hall of Famer Moses Malone for 21st place on the NBA's career blocking list, having blocked 1,736 shots.
  • On October 28, 2009 game against the Charlotte Bobcats Paul Pierce passed Dan Majerle for 17th place on the NBA's career 3-pointer list with 1,363 3-pointers.
  • On October 30, 2009 game against the Chicago Bulls Ray Allen passed Hall of Famer John Stockton for 33rd place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,715 points.[15]
  • On November 13, 2009 game against the Atlanta Hawks Paul Pierce passed Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo for 49th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 18,790 points.
  • On November 18, 2009 game against the Golden State Warriors Paul Pierce passed Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas for 48th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 18,824 points.
  • On November 20, 2009 game against the Orlando Magic Paul Pierce passed Chet Walker for 47th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 18,845 points.
  • On November 25, 2009 game against the Philadelphia 76ers Paul Pierce passed Antoine Walker for 16th place on the NBA's career 3-pointer list with 1,389 3-pointers.
  • On December 1, 2009 game against the Charlotte Bobcats Paul Pierce passed Scottie Pippen for 46th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 18,946 points.
  • On December 3, 2009 game against the San Antonio Spurs Rasheed Wallace passed Clifford R. Robinson for 34th place on the NBA's career blocking list, having blocked 1,391 shots.
  • On December 8, 2009 game against the Milwaukee Bucks Kevin Garnett passed Hall of Famer Hal Greer for 25th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 21,601 points, and Micheal Ray Richardson for 36th place on career steal list with 1,465 steals.[16]
  • On December 10, 2009 game against the Washington Wizards Paul Pierce passed Brent Barry for 15th place on the NBA's career 3-pointer list with 1,397 3-pointers.
  • On December 12, 2009 game against the Chicago Bulls Paul Pierce passed Dale Ellis and Reggie Theus for 44th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,016 points.
  • On December 18, 2009 game against the Philadelphia 76ers Kevin Garnett passed Artis Gilmore for 20th place on the NBA's career blocking list, having blocked 1,751 shots.
  • On December 20, 2009 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Ray Allen passed Tom Chambers for 32nd place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 20,059 points.[17]
  • On December 28, 2009 game against the Golden State Warriors Kevin Garnett passed Kevin Willis for 21st place on the NBA's career rebounding list with 11,903 rebounds.
  • On January 8, 2010 game against the Atlanta Hawks Rasheed Wallace passed Mark West for 33rd place on the NBA's career blocking list, having blocked 1,404 shots.
  • On January 13, 2010 game against the New Jersey Nets Paul Pierce passed Hall of Famer Gail Goodrich for 43rd place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,191 points.
  • On January 14, 2010 game against the Chicago Bulls Paul Pierce passed Eddie Johnson for 42nd place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,211 points.
  • On January 25, 2010 game against the Los Angeles Clippers Paul Pierce passed Hall of Famer Bob Lanier for 41st place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,257 points.
  • On February 1, 2010 game against the Washington Wizards Kevin Garnett passed Hall of Famer Larry Bird for 24th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 21,792 points and Dennis Johnson for 35th place on the steals list with 1,478 steals.
  • On February 5, 2010 game against the New Jersey Nets Kevin Garnett passed Gary Payton for 23rd place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 21,816 points.
  • On February 7, 2010 game against the Orlando Magic Kevin Garnett passed Dennis Rodman for 20th place on the NBA's career rebounding list with 11,960 rebounds.
  • On February 7, 2010 game against the Orlando Magic Paul Pierce passed T. R. Dunn for 50th place on the NBA's career steals list with 1,318 steals.
  • On February 21, 2010 game against the Denver Nuggets Kevin Garnett passed Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes for 19th place on the NBA's career blocking list, having blocked 20,521 points.
  • On February 21, 2010 game against the Denver Nuggets Ray Allen passed Mitch Richmond for 31st place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 20,510 points.
  • On February 23, 2010 game against the New York Knicks Kevin Garnett became the 20th player in NBA history to reach 12,000 rebounds in his career.
  • On March 3, 2010 game against the Charlotte Bobcats Paul Pierce passed Terry Cummings for 40th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,482 points.
  • On March 10, 2010 game against the Memphis Grizzlies Paul Pierce passed Walter Davis for 39th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,532 points.
  • On March 15, 2010 game against the Detroit Pistons Ray Allen passed Hall of Famer George Gervin for 31st place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 20,510 points (Dirk Nowitzki has passed Ray Allen since February 21).
  • On March 17, 2010 game against the New York Knicks Paul Pierce passed Clifford Robinson for 38th place on the NBA's career scoring list, having scored 19,614 points.

Injuries and surgeries

  • Kendrick Perkins tore two ligaments in his right knee in Game 6 of the NBA Finals and missed the rest of the playoffs[18]

Transactions

Boston Celtics

Players Added

Via draft

Via free agency

Via trade

Players Lost

Via free agency

Via trade

Via waiver

See also

References

External links

  • 2009–10 Boston Celtics season Official Site
  • 2009–10 Boston Celtics season at ESPN
  • 2009–10 Boston Celtics season at Basketball Reference
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