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Boston Celtics – Honored and Retired Numbers

Retired Numbers #6 Bill Russell (1956 – 1969) 11x Finals winner; Finalist; Conference Finalist 5x MVP, 2x MVP Runner-Up 3x All-NBA 1st Team, 8x All-NBA 2nd Team 12x All-Star, ASG MVP 15.1 PPG, 22.5 RPG, 4.3 APG 43.6% FG, 76.1%

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1996-97 through 2005-06

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 1 Regular Season Record: 348-440 Regular Season Win Percentage: 44.1% Playoff Appearances: 4 Playoff Series Wins: 3 Playoff Record: 16-21 For the first time in generations, the Celtics were veering into rudderless territory.

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1986-87 through 1995-96

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 1 Division Titles: 4 Regular Season Record: 465-355 Regular Season Win Percentage: 56.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 7 Playoff Record: 37-40 Fresh off three titles in six seasons, the Boston Celtics looked to further

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1976-77 through 1985-86

Championships: 3 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 6 Regular Season Record: 539-281 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.7% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 18 Playoff Record: 74-42 Capturing two titles in the previous three seasons, while also making every Conference

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1966-67 through 1975-76

Championships: 4 Conference Titles: 4 Division Titles: 5 Regular Season Record: 534-285 Regular Season Win Percentage: 65.2% Playoff Appearances: 8 Playoff Series Wins: 16 Playoff Record: 70-47 Entering the 1966-67 season, the Boston Celtics had appeared in 10 straight NBA

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1956-57 through 1965-66

Championships: 9 Conference Titles: 10 Division Titles: 9 Regular Season Record: 554-216 Regular Season Win Percentage: 71.9% Playoff Appearances: 10 Playoff Series Wins: 20 Playoff Record: 81-41 After four years of abject mediocrity in the 1940s, the Celtics stumbled upon

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Boston Celtics Franchise History: 1946-47 through 1955-56

Championships: 0 Conference Titles: 0 Division Titles: 0 Regular Season Record: 330-328 Regular Season Win Percentage: 50.2% Playoff Appearances: 7 Playoff Series Wins: 2 Playoff Record: 9-16 Later synonymous with championship success, the early years of the Boston Celtics were

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The 6’2″-and-Under Champions Club

Life should be grand for Chris Paul. He delivered 22.5 points, 12 assists, and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 51% FG, 75% FT, and 45.5% 3PT in the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. His regular season

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Forever In His Prime

The following article was contributed by Sean Sylver. Sean is a writer, hoops fan and avid gardener who considers himself a Sikma-like presence in the paint. He lives in Boston, MA. You can follow him on Twitter at @sylverfox25. On

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The Longest Series Ever Played

The following article was contributed by John WIlmes. As you’ll see, he is a huge fan of the Chicago Bulls. Currently, you can can find John’s basketball writings at red94.com, a member of ESPN’s TrueHoop Network. I was just eleven,

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