2001–02 Boston Celtics season

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2001–02 Boston Celtics season
Head coach Jim O'Brien
Arena Fleet Center
Results
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 2nd (Atlantic)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net New England
Radio WWZN
< 2000–01 2002–03 >

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. Paul Pierce and Antoine Walker were selected for the 2002 NBA All-Star Game. In the first round of the playoffs, the Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in five games. Then they defeated the second seed Detroit Pistons four games to one in the semifinals. However, they would lose in six games to the New Jersey Nets in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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

Roster

Boston Celtics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 7 United States Anderson, Kenny 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) 1970–10–09 Georgia Tech
C 4 United States Battie, Tony 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1976–02–11 Texas Tech
C 30 United States Blount, Mark 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1975–11–30 Pittsburgh
G 42 United States Brown, Kedrick 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1981–03–18 Okaloosa-Walton Community College
G 28 United States Delk, Tony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 189 lb (86 kg) 1974–01–28 Kentucky
G 40 United States Forte, Joseph 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1981–03–23 North Carolina
F 0 United States McCarty, Walter 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1974–02–01 Kentucky
G 34 United States Pierce, Paul (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1977–10–13 Kansas
C 52 Ukraine Potapenko, Vitaly 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1975–03–21 Wright State University
F 54 United States Rogers, Rodney 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1971–06–20 Wake Forest
G 20 United States Strickland, Erick 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1973–11–25 University of Nebraska
F 8 United States Walker, Antoine (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1976–08–12 Kentucky
F 55 United States Williams, Eric 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1972–07–17 Providence
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

[1]

Depth chart

C - Tony Battie

PF - Antoine Walker

SF - Eric Williams

SG - Paul Pierce

PG - Kenny Anderson

Bench:

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

Standings

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

2001-02 Game Log

Total: 49-33 (Home: 27-14; Road: 22-19)

2001-02 Schedule

Playoffs

2002 playoff game log
2002 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

References

See also