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2008–09 Boston Celtics season

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
2008–09 Boston Celtics season Head coach Owner(s) Doc Rivers Wycliffe Grousbeck Stephen Pagliuca H. Irving Grousbeck TD Banknorth Garden 62–20
(.756) Division: (Eastern)

NBA Draft 2008
On June 26, the Celtics selected shooting guard J. R. Giddens with the 30th and center Semih Erden with the 60th overall picks in the 2008 NBA Draft, and traded cash considerations in exchange for small forward Bill Walker, who had been selected by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick.[3] Giddens had worked out with the Celtics before the draft for three days, and received praises from head coach Doc Rivers, who thought he could fight for minutes on the team right away.[3] He was already familiar with future teammates Leon Powe and Kendrick Perkins, who were his teammates at the 2003 McDonald’s High School All-American Game. Walker was considered a lottery pick,[4] but suffered the third knee injury in his career during a workout at the Golden State Warriors facility on June 15.[5] However, he remained in the draft despite the injury,[6] and was expected to have minor surgery in July that would keep him out for three to four weeks.[7][8] Erden was not expected to join the roster this season, and was seen by general manager Danny Ainge as their first-round pick in 2009.[9]

Arena Results Record Place

Conference:

1st (Atlantic) 2nd

Playoff finish

Lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com

Local media Television Radio < 2007–08 CSN New England WEEI 2009–10 >

Boston Celtics seasons The 2008–09 Boston Celtics season is the 63rd season of the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Free agency
The Celtics headed into the off-season with several free agents and tried to gather a group to repeat as the NBA Champions, with a key decision on unrestricted free agent James Posey,[9] who, in a widely anticipated move,[10] opted out of the second and final year of his contract with the Celtics on June 30,[11] but stated that he wanted to return to the Celtics on a new contract.[10] P.J. Brown, who made key contributions during the 2008 NBA Playoffs, was leaning towards retirement,[12] and the status of restricted free agent Tony Allen remained uncertain after the first-round selection of J. R. Giddens, who was seen as a possible replacement.[9] Later it was revealed that the Celtics did not extend a qualifying offer to Allen, making him an unrestricted free agent.[13] The Celtics also hoped to keep unrestricted free agent Eddie House, and decisions were to be made

Key dates
• : The 2008 NBA Draft took place in New York City, New York. • : The free agency period started. • : The pre-season started with a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. • : The regular season started with a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which Boston won 90-85. • : Recorded the best season start in franchise history.[1] • : Recorded the longest winning streak in franchise history at 19, and the best season start in NBA history with 27-2.[2]

Summary
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Round 1 2 Pick 30 60 Player J. R. Giddens Semih Erden Position SG C

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Nationality United States Turkey College/Team New Mexico Fenerbahçe Ülker

on unrestricted free agents Sam Cassell and Scot Pollard.[14] The Celtics were interested in small forward Corey Maggette as a replacement for James Posey, but Maggette signed with the Golden State Warriors on a much higher contract than the Celtics were able to offer, which added to the urgency to re-sign Posey.[15] On July 11, the Celtics addressed their need for a backup center by signing Patrick O’Bryant to a 2-year, $3 million contract,[16] after he had an impressive workout with the team a week earlier,[17] and consequently ruled out the return of Scot Pollard and P.J. Brown.[16] Eventually, James Posey signed with the New Orleans Hornets on July 16, since the Celtics were reluctant to offer him more than a three-year deal at the midlevel exception.[18][19] Compensating for the loss of Posey,[20] the Celtics re-signed Tony Allen to a 2-year, $5 million contract, and were also able to re-sign Eddie House to a 2-year, $5.6 million contract, using the midlevel exception only on House.[21] On August 22, the Celtics signed small forward Darius Miles, who was forced to sit out the previous two seasons due to microfracture surgery on his right knee and thought to have a career-ending injury,[22] to a nonguaranteed contract,[23] and expected him to fight for a roster spot at training camp.[24] He worked out twice with the team and impressed with his health and attitude,[24] but would sit out the first ten games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy if he made the roster.[25][26] This signing ultimately put the roster up to the league maximum of 15 players, of which 14 players had fully guaranteed contracts. On September 29, the first day of training camp, Sam Cassell re-signed with the team, which put the roster one player over the maximum.[27] On October 20, Miles was waived, a move which finalized the roster for the start of the season.[28]

Roster
Boston Celtics roster Players Pos. # 2.0 SG 2.5 G/F 4.0 PF 4.0 PF 2.0 SG 1.5 G 1.0 PG 4.5 F/C 5.0 C 2.5 G/F 4.5 F/C 1.5 G 1.0 PG Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From 20 USA Allen, Ray 77 6 ft 5 205 lb in (93 kg) (1.96 m)

Connec

42 USA Allen, Tony 76 6 ft 4 213 lb in (97 kg) (1.93 m) 11 USA Davis, Glen 5 USA Garnett, Kevin USA Giddens, J. R.

Oklaho State

81 6 ft 9 289 lb Louisia in (131 kg) State (2.06 m)

83 6 ft 253 lb Farrag 11 in (115 kg) Academ (2.11 m) HS (IL) 77 6 ft 5 215 lb in (98 kg) (1.96 m) 73 6 ft 1 175 lb in (79 kg) (1.85 m) 74 6 ft 2 205 lb in (93 kg) (1.88 m)

4

New Mexico

50 USA House, Eddie 8 USA Marbury, Stephon USA Moore, Mikki

Arizona State

Georgi Tech

7

84 7 ft 0 225 lb Nebras in (102 kg) (2.13 m)

43 USA Perkins, Kendrick 34 USA Pierce, Paul (C) 0 USA Powe, Leon

82 6 ft 280 lb Clifton 10 in (127 kg) Ozen H (2.08 m) (TX)

79 6 ft 7 235 lb Kansas in (107 kg) (2.01 m)

80 6 ft 8 240 lb Califor in (109 kg) (2.03 m) 76 6 ft 4 170 lb in (77 kg) (1.93 m) 73 6 ft 1 171 lb in (78 kg) (1.85 m)

13 USA Pruitt, Gabe 9 USA Rondo, Rajon

Southe Califor

Draft picks

Kentuc

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Atlantic Division y-Boston Celtics x-Philadelphia 76ers New Jersey Nets Toronto Raptors New York Knicks # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 4.0 PF 3.0 SF Eastern Conference Team Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Charlotte Bobcats New Jersey Nets Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Washington Wizards W 66 62 59 47 43 41 41 39 36 35 34 34 33 32 19 W 62 41 34 33 32 L 20 41 48 49 50 PCT GB .756 — .500 21 .415 28 .402 29 .390 30

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
Home 35–6 24–17 19–22 18–23 20–21 Road 27–14 17–24 15–26 15–26 12–29 Div 15–1 6–10 8–8 6–10 5–11 GP 82 82 82 82 82

L 16 20 23 35 39 41 41 43 46 47 48 48 49 50 63

PCT .805 .756 .720 .573 .524 .500 .500 .476 .439 .427 .415 .415 .402 .390 .232 Eddie House Stephon Marbury

GB – 4.0 7.0 19.0 23.0 25.0 25.0 27.0 30.0 31.0 32.0 32.0 33.0 34.0 47.0

GP 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 82 J. R. Giddens

SG Ray 44 USA Scalabrine, 81 6 ft 9 235 lb Southern Allen Brian in (107 kg) California (2.06 m) PG Rajon Rondo 12 USA Walker, 78 6 ft 6 220 lb Kansas Bill
in

Gabe Pruitt

(100 kg) State

(1.98 m)

Depth chart
Pos. Starter C PF Bench Kendrick Mikki Moore Perkins Glen Davis Brian Scalabrine

Regular season
Reserve Inactive

Season standings Game log

Leon 2008–09 season game log Powe October: 2–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 0–0) Kevin Garnett November: 14–2 (Home: 7–1; Road: 7–1) December: 12–3 (Home: 8–0; Road: 4–3) January: 11–4 (Home: 6–1; Road: 5–3) February: 8–4 (Home: 2–2; Road: 6–2) March: 9–6 (Home: 5–2; Road: 4–4)

SF

Paul Pierce

Tony Allen Bill Walker

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Game Date 1 October 28 Team Score High points

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Kendrick Perkins (8) Location Record Attendance 1–0

Cleveland W Paul 90–85 Pierce (27) Chicago

Rajon TD Rondo (6) Banknorth Garden 18,624

2

October 31

W Kevin Gar- Kevin Gar- Rajon TD 96–80 nett (18) nett, Rondo (6) Banknorth Kendrick Garden Perkins 18,624 (10) for games played in October and November.[29][30]

2–0

April: 6–1 (Home: 5–0; Road: 1–1) 2008–09 season schedule

Playoffs
Game log
2009 playoff game log First Round: 4–3 (Home: 3–1; Road: 1–2) Conference Semifinals : 3–4 (Home: 2–2; Road: 1–2) 2009 playoff schedule

All-Star Season

Records
• On February 22, Ray Allen broke the team record for consecutive free-throws made with 72, eclipsing the previous mark of 71 by Larry Bird.[31] • With 7 blocks against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 7, Kendrick Perkins had the most blocks in a game by a Celtics player since Kevin McHale had 8 on January 9, 1987.[32] • With 22 points in the fourth quarter against Minutes the Toronto Raptors on November per10, Paul Pierce had the most points in a game quarter by a Celtics player since Todd Day Free-throw had 24 in 1995.[33] percentage • Head coach Doc Rivers became the third coach in NBA history to win the Coach of Steals per the Month award for three straight game months, joining Flip Saunders (2005–06) and Larry Brown (2002–03).[30] • Rajon Rondo had the first triple-double by a Celtics player since Paul Pierce accomplished it on February 2, 2005, in a win against the Indiana Pacers on December 3.[34] • With 19 straight wins, the Celtics recorded the longest winning streak in franchise history with a win against the Philadelphia 76ers on December 23, breaking the previous record of 18 straight wins held by the 1981–82 Celtics, and matched the fourth longest winning streak in NBA history.[2] • With a 27–2 season start, the Celtics were off to the best opening in franchise history and NBA history.[2]

Player statistics
Legend GP FG% Games played Field-goal percentage Rebounds per game Blocks per game GS 3P% Games started 3-point field-goal percentage Assists per game Points per game MPG FT%

RPG BPG

APG PPG

SPG

Season Playoffs

Awards, records and milestones
Awards
Week/Month
• Head coach Doc Rivers was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month

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Game Date 3 Team Score High points

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Kevin Garnett (14) Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo (4) Rajon Rondo (7) Location Record Attendance Conseco Fieldhouse 18,165 2–1

November @ Indiana 1

L 79–95 Kevin Garnett (18)

4

November @ Houston 4

W 103–99

Ray Allen (29) Paul Pierce (20)

Kevin Garnett (11)

Toyota Center 18,291

3–1

5

November @ OkW 5 lahoma City 96–83

Paul Rajon Pierce, Rondo Ray Allen, (11) Kendrick Perkins (9) Paul Pierce (10) Rajon Rondo (8) Rajon Rondo (5) Paul Pierce (4) Rajon Rondo (10) Rajon Rondo (7)

Ford Center 4–1 19,136

6

November Milwaukee 7

W 101–89

Paul Pierce (18)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 The Palace of Auburn Hills 22,076 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Bradley Center 17,952

5–1

7

November @ Detroit 9

W 88–76

Tony Al- Kevin len (23) Garnett (12) Paul Pierce (36) Kevin Garnett (10) Kevin Garnett (12) Kevin Garnett, Kendrick Perkins (9) Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett (7)

6–1

8

November Toronto 10

W 94–87

7–1

9

November Atlanta 12

W Paul 103–102 Pierce (34) L 85–94 Ray Allen (26)

8–1

10

November Denver 14

8–2

11

November @ 15 Milwaukee

W 102–97 (OT)

Paul Pierce (28)

Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo (6)

9–2

12

November New York 18

W Paul 110–101 Pierce (22)

Paul Rajon Pierce, Rondo Kendrick (7) Perkins, Rajon Rondo (8) Kendrick Perkins (10) Rajon Rondo (8)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

10–2

13

November Detroit 20

W 98–80

Rajon Rondo (18)

TD Banknorth

11–2

5

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Garden 18,624

14

November @ 21 Minnesota

W 95–78

Kevin Garnett (17)

Paul Ray AlPierce, len (6) Leon Powe (11) Kendrick Perkins (8) Kevin Garnett (13) Kendrick Perkins (7) Kendrick Perkins (12) Kevin Garnett (5) Rajon Rondo (7) Rajon Rondo (12) Rajon Rondo (9)

Target Center 19,107 Air Canada Centre 19,800 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

12–2

15

November @ Toronto 23 November Golden 26 State

W Ray Al118–103 len (21) W Ray Al119–111 len (25)

13–2

16

14–2

17

November Philadelphia W 28 102–78

Ray Allen (23)

15–2

18

November @ Charlotte W 29 89–84

Paul Pierce (19)

Time 16–2 Warner Cable Arena 19,177

• The Celtics matched their 6th biggest win in franchise history with a 108-63 blowout victory over the Sacramento Kings on December 28, 2008.[35] • The Celtics lost four games in a row for the first time since acquiring Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett.[36] • The Celtics recorded the most points in overtime (22) in franchise history, breaking the previous record of 21 set on January 2, 1963 against the San Francisco Warriors.[37]

with a jumper in the first quarter against the Houston Rockets on January 7.[41][42] • Kevin Garnett passed 21,000 points for his career with a field goal in the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors on January 12.[37]\ • Rajon Rondo completed his first career triple-double December 3, 2008 with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 17 assists. He followed up with his second career tripledouble February 12, 2008 with 19 points, 15 rebounds (career high), and 14 assists.

Milestones
• Kevin Garnett became the youngest player (32 years, 165 days) in NBA history to reach 1,000 career games by passing Shawn Kemp (33 years, 24 days) against the Chicago Bulls on October 31.[38][39] • Paul Pierce moved up to 2nd in made free throws in Celtics history by passing Bob Cousy with a free-throw in the second quarter against the Toronto Raptors on November 10.[32] • Paul Pierce moved up to 4th on Boston’s all-time scoring list by passing Kevin McHale with a layup in the second quarter against the Indiana Pacers on December 7.[40] • Kevin Garnett moved up to 26th in points in NBA history by passing Walt Bellamy

Injuries and surgeries
• : Kendrick Perkins underwent surgery on his left strained shoulder which he injured during the 2008 NBA Finals.[43][44] • : Bill Walker underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee which he suffered during a workout at the Golden State Warriors facility prior to the 2008 NBA Draft on June 15, 2008.[43][44][5] • : Paul Pierce had an MRI on his right knee which showed no significant problem. He suffered the injury during Game 1 of the 2008 NBA Finals, which was later diagnosed as a sprained MCL and a bone bruise.[45]

Transactions
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Game Date 19 Team Score W 107–88 High points Paul Pierce (24) Ray Allen (31)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Kendrick Perkins (13) Kevin Garnett (14) Kendrick Perkins (12) Kevin Garnett (20) Rajon Rondo (12) Rajon Rondo (17) Rajon Rondo (7) Paul Pierce (8) Paul Pierce (8) Paul Pierce (6) Rajon Rondo (8) Rajon Rondo (7) Location Record Attendance TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Conseco Fieldhouse 16,102 Verizon Center 20,173 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Philips Arena 18,729 17–2

December Orlando 1

20

December Indiana 3

W 114–96

18–2

21

December Portland 5

W 93–78

Ray Allen (19)

19–2

22

December @ Indiana 7

W Ray Al122–117 len (35) (OT)

20–2

23

December @ W 11 Washington 122–88

Ray AlKevin len, Paul Garnett Pierce (12) (22) Paul Pierce (28) Rajon Rondo (25) Kendrick Perkins (13) Kendrick Perkins (14)

21–2

24

December New 12 Orleans

W 94–82

22–2

25

December Utah 15

W 100–91

23–2

26

December @ Atlanta 17

W 88–85

Kevin Kendrick Garnett, Perkins Paul (10) Pierce (18) Kendrick Perkins (8) Kendrick Perkins (12)

24–2

27

December Chicago 19

W Ray Al126–108 len (27)

Rajon Rondo (15) Kevin Garnett (8) Paul Pierce (7)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Staples Center 18,997

25–2

28

December New York 21

W Rajon 124–105 Rondo (26)

26–2

29

December Philadelphia W 23 110–91

Kevin Kendrick Garnett, Perkins Rajon (11) Rondo (18) Paul Pierce (10)

27–2

30

December @ L.A. 25 Lakers

L 83–92 Kevin Garnett (22)

Rajon Rondo (12)

27–3

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31 December @ Golden 26 State L 89–99 Paul Pierce (21) Kevin Garnett (21) Rajon Rondo (10) Kendrick Perkins (12) Kevin Garnett (8)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
Rajon Rondo (9) Rajon Rondo (6) Rajon Rondo (7) Oracle Arena 19,596 ARCO Arena 16,029 Rose Garden 20,651 27–4

32

December @ W 28 Sacramento 108–63 December @ Portland 30

28–4

33

L 86–91 Paul Pierce (28)

28–5

Trades
June To Boston Celtics 26, The 47th pick in the 2008 2008 NBA Draft (Bill Walker) February To Boston Celt17, 2009 ics Conditional 2nd-round draft pick and cash considerations To Washington Wizards Cash considerations To Sacramento Kings Sam Cassell[46]

Free agents
Additions Subtractions

References
[1] Big 3 carry streaking Celtics to 13th straight win, Associated Press, December 11, 2008 [2] ^ Celts now 27-2 after winning 19th straight game, Associated Press, December 23, 2008. [3] ^ Julian Benbow, Taking a shot with J.R., The Boston Globe, June 27, 2008. [4] Mark Murphy, Danny Ainge again busy late, Boston Herald, June 27, 2008. [5] ^ Gary Parrish, K-State’s Walker injures knee in draft workout, CBSSports.com, June 16, 2008. [6] Walker stays in draft, despite knee; UCLA’s Mbah a Moute, too, ESPN.com, June 16, 2008. [7] Marc J. Spears, Walker looking to trade in his run of bad luck, The Boston Globe, June 29, 2008. [8] Marc J. Spears, Walker to have surgery, The Boston Globe, July 1, 2008. [9] ^ Steve Bulpett, Celts drafting offseason plan, Boston Herald, June 28, 2008. [10] ^ Chris Forsberg, Posey to opt out today, The Boston Globe, June 30, 2008.

[11] Marc J. Spears, Posey out; offer to Allen?, The Boston Globe, June 30, 2008. [12] Marc J. Spears, Ainge braces for free agency, The Boston Globe, June 25, 2008. [13] Marc J. Spears, Posey is Celtics’ top target, The Boston Globe, July 1, 2008. [14] Marc J. Spears, Might ’The Birdman’ cometh?, The Boston Globe, June 29, 2008. [15] Marc J. Spears, Posey officially on market, The Boston Globe, July 9, 2008. [16] ^ Marc J. Spears, Celtics get their ’big’, The Boston Globe, July 12, 2008. [17] Steve Bulpett, C’s make big move, Boston Herald, July 12, 2008. [18] Marc J. Spears, Posey bolts Celtics for Hornets, The Boston Globe, July 17, 2008. [19] Marc Stein, Posey agrees to four-year deal with Hornets, ESPN.com, July 16, 2008. [20] Frank Dell’Apa, Allen will be ready to jump in, The Boston Globe, July 24, 2008. [21] ^ Frank Dell’Apa, Celtics rebound, resign Allen, House, Boston Globe, July 22, 2008. [22] Miles, thought to have career-ending injury, signs with Celtics, ESPN.com, August 22, 2008. [23] Marc J. Spears, Celtics bring in Miles, The Boston Globe, August 22, 2008. [24] ^ Celtics sign Darius Miles, Boston Herald, August 22, 2008. [25] Ian Thomsen, A onetime phenom, Miles trying for unprecedented comeback, Sports Illustrated, July 17, 2008. [26] Marc Stein, Warriors want Williams, Miles wants in, Smith wants out, ESPN.com, July 19, 2008. [27] ^ Frank Dell’Apa, Repeat performance would suit Cassell, The Boston Globe, September 30, 2008. [28] Gary Dzen, Celtics waive Miles, The Boston Globe, October 20, 2008.

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Game Date 34 Team Score High points Paul Pierce (26) Paul Pierce (31)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Kendrick Perkins (10) Kevin Garnett (9) Kevin Garnett (13) Kevin Garnett (8) Kevin Garnett (15) Rajon Rondo (14) Paul Pierce (4) Rajon Rondo (6) Location Record Attendance TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Madison Square Garden 19,763 29–5

January 2 Washington W 108–83

35

January 4 @ New York

L 88–100

29–6

36

January 6 @ Charlotte

L Paul 106–114 Pierce (OT) (28) L 85–89 Paul Pierce (26) L 83–98 Kevin Garnett (18) W 94–88

Time 29–7 Warner Cable Arena 17,112 29–8

37

January 7 Houston

Ray Allen TD (6) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Rajon Rondo (13)

38

January 9 @ Cleveland January 11 @ Toronto

Quicken 29–9 Loans Arena 20,562 Air Canada Centre 19,800 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 30–9

39

Ray Allen Kevin Rajon (36) Garnett, Rondo Glen Dav- (11) is (11) Kevin Garnett (12) Kevin Garnett (9) Rajon Rondo (8) Rajon Rondo (12) Rajon Rondo (14)

40

January 12

Toronto

W Paul 115–109 Pierce (OT) (39) Paul Pierce (22)

31–9

41

January 14

New Jersey W 118–86

32–9

42

January 17 January 19

@ New Jersey Phoenix

W 105–85 W 104–87

Ray Allen Kevin (25) Garnett (10) Rajon Rondo (23)

Izod Center 33–9 17,578 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 American Airlines Arena 19,600 Amway Arena 17,461 TD Banknorth 34–9

43

Glen Dav- Paul is (9) Pierce (8) Rajon Rondo (10) Paul Pierce (4)

44

January 21

@ Miami

W 98–83

Ray Allen Kevin (27) Garnett (13) Paul Pierce (27) Paul Pierce (10)

35–9

45

January 22 January 25

@ Orlando

W 90–80

36–9

46

Dallas

W Eddie 124–100 House, Ray

Rajon Rajon Rondo (7) Rondo (14)

37–9

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Allen, Kevin Garnett (23) 47 January 28 Sacramento W Eddie 119–100 House (28) @ Detroit W 86–78 Kevin Garnett (22)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
Garden 18,624

Tony AlRajon len, Kevin Rondo Garnett (9) (8) Kevin Garnett (9) Rajon Rondo (12)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 The Palace of Auburn Hills 22,076

38–9

48

January 30

39–9

[29] Rivers, Jackson garner Coach of Month [39] Frank Dell’Apa, Rondo’s deal is honors, NBA.com, December 1, 2008. extended, The Boston Globe, November [30] ^ Rivers Named NBA Eastern 1, 2008. Conference Coach of the Month, [40] Allen’s 35 helps Celts beat Pacers in OT, Celtics.com, December 1, 2008. extend win streak, Associated Press, [31] http://www.philstar.com/ December 7, 2008. Article.aspx?articleId=442842&publicationSubCategoryId=200 push Rockets past reeling [41] Wafer hits 3 to [32] ^ Celtics start slow, rebound to coast by Celtics, Associated Press, January 7, Bucks, Associated Press, November 7, 2009. 2008. [42] Career Leaders and Records for Points, [33] Frank Dell’Apa, The Truth hurts, The Basketball-Reference Boston Globe, November 11, 2008. [43] ^ Mark Murphy, Celtics Notebook: [34] Rondo’s triple-double lifts Celts to 10th Giddens goes home; no offer for straight win, Associated Press, Maggette; Perkins surgery, Boston December 3, 2008. Herald, July 2, 2008. [35] Celts bounce back from back-to-back [44] ^ Monique Walker, Operation Green, losses with rout, Associated Press, The Boston Globe, July 3, 2008. December 28, 2008. [45] Steve Bulpett, Pierce’s knee OK, Boston [36] James dazzles on both ends to prolong Herald, July 12, 2008. Celts’ struggles, Associated Press, [46] http://www.boston.com/sports/ January 9, 2009. basketball/celtics/extras/celtics_blog/ [37] ^ Pierce, Celtics beat Raptors in 2009/02/ainge_confirms.html overtime, Associated Press, January 12, [47] ^ NBA.com: July 2008 Transactions 2009. [38] Garnett becomes youngest to reach 1,000 games, leads Celtics past Bulls, • 2008–09 NBA season Associated Press, October 31, 2008.

See also

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Game Date 49 Team Score

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
Record 40–9

High High High Location points rebounds assists Attendance Kendrick Perkins (11) Rajon Rondo (8) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 Wachovia Center 16,831 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

February Minnesota 1

W Paul 109–101 Pierce (36) Paul Pierce (29)

50

February @ W 3 Philadelphia 100–99

Glen Dav- Rajon is (11) Rondo (8) Rajon Rondo (12) Rajon Rondo (7) Rajon Rondo (16) Rajon Rondo (11) Rajon Rondo (14) Rajon Rondo (7) Rajon Rondo (10)

41–9

51

February L.A. Lakers L Ray Al- Kendrick 5 109–110 len (22) Perkins (OT) (9) February @ New York W Paul 6 110–100 Pierce (26) February San Antonio L 8 99–105 February @ New 11 Orleans February @ Dallas 12 February @ Utah 19 February @ Phoenix 22 W 89–77 W 99–92 Kevin Garnett (11)

41–10

52

Madison Square 42–10 Garden 19,763 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 New Orleans Arena 18,080 American Airlines Center 20,285 42–11

53

Kevin Kevin Garnett Garnett (26) (12) Paul Pierce (30) Paul Pierce (31) Kevin Garnett (10) Rajon Rondo (15) Kendrick Perkins (11) Eddie House, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins, Leon Powe (6)

54

43–11

55

44–11

56

L 85–90 Paul Pierce (20) W Rajon 128–108 Rondo (32)

EnergySolutions 44–12 Arena 19,911 US Airways Center 18,422 45–12

57

58

February @ Denver 23 February @ L.A. 25 Clippers

W 114–76

Ray Al- Rajon Rajon len (26) Rondo (8) Rondo (8) Kendrick Perkins, Leon Powe (9)

Pepsi Center 19,784

46–12

59

L 91–93 Paul Pierce (20) W 104–99

Ray Al- Staples Center len (6) 18,609

46–13

60

February Indiana 27

Ray Al- Kendrick len (30) Perkins (11)

Rajon Rondo (17)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

47–13

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Game Date 61 March 1 Team Detroit Score L 95–105 High points Paul Pierce (26)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Location Record Attendance 47–14

Glen Dav- Rajon TD is, Rajon Rondo (6) Banknorth Rondo, Garden Paul 18,624 Pierce, Kendrick Perkins (6) Kendrick Perkins (13) Paul Izod Center Pierce, 15,791 Rajon Rondo (5) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

62

March 4

@ New Jersey

W Paul 115–111 Pierce (31) Paul Pierce (29)

48–14

63

March 6

Cleveland W 105–94

Leon Rajon Powe (11) Rondo (10)

49–14

64

March 8

Orlando

L 79–86 Ray Allen Ray Allen Paul TD (32) (9) Pierce (3) Banknorth Garden 18,624 L 99–107 Ray Allen Leon Stephon (27) Powe (13) Marbury (4) Leon Powe (30) American Airlines Arena 19,600

49–15

65

March 11 @ Miami

49–16

66

March 13 Memphis

W 102–92

Leon Rajon TD Powe (11) Rondo (8) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Rajon Bradley Rondo (8) Center 18,134 Rajon Rondo (10) United Center 22,107

50–16

67

March 15 @ L 77–86 Kendrick Kendrick Milwaukee Perkins Perkins (26) (12) March 17 @ Chicago L Paul 121–127 Pierce (37) Kendrick Perkins, Mikki Moore (10) Paul Pierce (11)

50–17

68

50–18

69

March 18 Miami

W Paul 112–108 Pierce (OT) (36) W 80–77 W 105–87

Rajon Rondo (10) Rajon Rondo (12)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 AT&T Center 18,797

51–18

70

March 20 @ San Antonio March 21 @ Memphis

Ray Allen Paul (19) Pierce (12)

52–18

71

Glen Dav- Rajon Rajon is (24) Rondo (7) Rondo (10)

FedExForum 53–18 18,119

12

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72 March 23 L.A. Clippers W 90–77 Ray Allen Kendrick (20) Perkins (13) Kendrick Perkins (11)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
Rajon TD Rondo (7) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Ray AlAmway len, RaArena jon 17,461 Rondo (5) 54–18

73

March 25 @ Orlando L 82–84 Paul Pierce (26) March 27 @ Atlanta W 99–93

54–19

74

Ray Allen Glen Dav- Paul Philips (22) is (12) Pierce, Arena Rajon 20,054 Rondo (5) Paul Pierce (27) Mikki Moore (11) Rajon Rondo (12) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

55–19

75

March 29 Oklahoma W City 103–84

56–19

Game Date 76 April 1

Team Charlotte

Score

High points

High High rebounds assists Kendrick Perkins (12) Kendrick Perkins (10) Rajon Rondo, Kendrick Perkins, Mikki Moore (9) Rajon Rondo (10) Kendrick Perkins (6) Kendrick Perkins (12) Rajon Rondo (9) Rajon Rondo (6) Rajon Rondo, Stephon Marbury (5) Rajon Rondo (12) Rajon Rondo (6)

Location Record Attendance TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 57–19

W Paul 111–109 Pierce (2OT) (32) W 104–92 Paul Pierce (21)

77

April 3

Atlanta

58–19

78

April 8

New Jersey W Rajon 106–104 Rondo (31)

59–19

79

April 10

Miami

W 105–98

Paul Pierce (28) Paul Pierce (14) Paul Pierce (31)

TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

60–19

80

April 12

@ Cleveland

L 76–107

Quicken 60–20 Loans Arena 20,562 61–20

81

April 14

@ W Philadelphia 100–98

Tony Al- Wachovia len, Ste- Center phon 17,752 Marbury (5)

82

April 15

Washington W Glen 115–107 Davis (21)

Leon Stephon TD Powe (13) Marbury Banknorth (8) Garden 18,624

62–20

13

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Game Date 1 April 18 Team Chicago Score High points

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Location Record Attendance 0–1

L Rajon 103–105 Rondo (OT) (29)

Rajon Rajon TD Rondo (9) Rondo (7) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Rajon Rondo (16) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

2

April 20

Chicago

W Ray Allen Rajon 118–115 (30) Rondo, Kendrick Perkins (12) W 107–86 Paul Pierce (24) Rajon Rondo (11)

1–1

3

April 23

@ Chicago

Glen Dav- United is, SteCenter phon 23,072 Marbury (6) United Center 23,067 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624 United Center 23,430 TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

2–1

4

April 26

@ Chicago Chicago

L Paul 118–121 Pierce (2OT) (29) W Rajon 106–104 Rondo (OT) (28)

Glen Dav- Rajon is (12) Rondo (11) Kendrick Perkins (19) Rajon Rondo (16) Rajon Rondo (19) Rajon Rondo (11)

2–2

5

April 28

3–2

6

April 30

@ Chicago Chicago

L Ray Allen Kendrick 127–128 (51) Perkins (3OT) (13) W 109–99 Ray Allen Kendrick (23) Perkins (13)

3–3

7

May 2

4–3

14

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Game Date 1 May 4 Team Orlando Score High points L 90–95 Paul Pierce (23)

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
High High rebounds assists Kendrick Perkins (16) Rajon Rondo (11) Kendrick Perkins (7) Rajon Rondo (14) Location Record Attendance 0–1

Rajon TD Rondo (8) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Rajon Rondo (18) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

2

May 6

Orlando

W Eddie 112–94 House (31) L Paul 96–117 Pierce (27) W 95–94 W 92–88 Paul Pierce (27)

1–1

3

May 8

@ Orlando

Paul Amway Pierce, Arena Rajon 17,461 Rondo (6) Ray Allen Amway (4) Arena 17,461 Paul TD Pierce (8) Banknorth Garden 18,624 Rajon Amway Rondo (6) Arena 17,461 Rajon Rondo (10) TD Banknorth Garden 18,624

1–2

4

May 10

@ Orlando Orlando

2–2

5

May 12

Glen Dav- Kendrick is (22) Perkins (11) Rajon Rondo (19) Rajon Rondo (16)

3–2

6

May 14

@ Orlando Orlando

L 75–83

3–3

7

May 17

L Ray Allen Kendrick 82–101 (23) Perkins (15)

3–4

15

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Player Allen, Ray Ray Allen GP 79 GS 79 2 16 57 MPG 36.4 19.3 21.5 31.1 FG% .480 .482 .442 .531 3P% .409 .222 .400 .250 FT% .952 .725 .730 .841

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
RPG 3.50 2.30 4.00 8.50 APG 2.8 1.4 0.9 2.5 SPG 0.87 1.17 0.70 1.11 BPG 0.16 0.50 0.25 1.19 PPG 18.2 7.8 7.0 15.8

Allen, Tony 46 Tony Allen Davis, Glen 76 Glen Davis Garnett, 57 Kevin Kevin Garnett Giddens, J. 6 R. J. R. Giddens House, Ed- 81 die Eddie House Marbury, Stephon Stephon Marbury Moore, Mikki Mikki Moore O’Bryant, Patrick Patrick O’Bryant Perkins, Kendrick Kendrick Perkins Pierce, Paul Paul Pierce 23

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Powe, Leon 70 Leon Powe Pruitt, 47 Gabe Gabe Pruitt Rondo, Ra- 80 jon Rajon Rondo Scalabrine, 39 Brian Brian Scalabrine Walker, Bill Bill Walker 29

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16

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Player Player Patrick O’Bryant[16] Tony Allen[21] Eddie House[21] Darius Miles[24] Sam Cassell[27] Stephon Marbury Player P.J. Brown Scot Pollard James Posey Darius Miles Left July 1 July 1 July 23[47] October 20 GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT%

2008–09 Boston Celtics season
RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Signed July 16[47] July 23[47] July 23[47] August 22 September 29 February 27

Former team Golden State Warriors re-signed re-signed Portland Trail Blazers re-signed New York Knicks New team free agent free agent New Orleans Hornets Memphis Grizzlies

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