Boston Celtics Playoff History

Playoff Appearances: 47
Overall Playoff Record: 307-224
NBA Championships: 17 (1957, 1959-66, 1968-69, 1974,
                       1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008)

2009 -- defeated Chicago, 4-3, first round
        lost to Orlando, 4-3, conference semifinals

2008 -- defeated Atlanta, 4-3, first round
        defeated Cleveland, 4-3, conference semifinals
        defeated Detroit, 4-2, conference finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals

2005 -- lost to Indiana, 4-3, first round

2004 -- lost to Indiana, 4-0, first round

2003 -- defeated Indiana, 4-2, first round
        lost to New Jersey, 4-0, conference semifinals

2002 -- defeated Philadelphia, 3-2, first round
        defeated Detroit, 4-1, conference semifinals
        lost to New Jersey, 4-2, conference finals

1995 -- lost to Orlando, 3-1, first round

1993 -- lost to Charlotte, 3-1, first round

1992 -- defeated Indiana, 3-0, first round
        lost to Cleveland, 4-3, conference semifinals

1991 -- defeated Indiana, 3-2, first round
        lost to Detroit, 4-2, conference semifinals

1990 -- lost to New York, 3-2, first round

1989 -- lost to Detroit, 3-0, first round

1988 -- defeated New York, 3-1, first round
        defeated Atlanta, 4-3, conference semifinals
        lost to Detroit, 4-2, conference finals

1987 -- defeated Chicago, 3-0, first round
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, conference semifinals
        defeated Detroit, 4-3, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals

1986 -- defeated Chicago, 3-0, first round
        defeated Atlanta, 4-1, conference semifinals
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, conference finals
        defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1985 -- defeated Cleveland, 3-1, first round
        defeated Detroit, 4-2, conference semifinals
        defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals

1984 -- defeated Washington, 3-1, first round
        defeated New York, 4-3, conference semifinals
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, conference finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1983 -- lost to Milwaukee, 4-0, conference semifinals

1982 -- defeated Washington, 4-1, conference semifinals
        lost to Philadelphia, 4-3 conference finals

1981 -- defeated Chicago, 4-0, conference semifinals
        defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, conference finals
        defeated Houston, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1980 -- defeated Houston, 4-0, conference semifinals
        lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, conference finals

1977 -- defeated San Antonio, 2-0, first round
        lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, conference semifinals

1976 -- defeated Buffalo, 4-2, conference semifinals
        defeated Cleveland, 4-2, conference finals
        defeated Phoenix, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1975 -- defeated Houston, 4-1, conference semifinals
        lost to Washington, 4-2, conference finals

1974 -- defeated Buffalo, 4-2, conference semifinals
        defeated New York, 4-1, conference finals
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1973 -- defeated Atlanta, 4-2, conference semifinals
        lost to New York, 4-3, conference finals

1972 -- defeated Atlanta, 4-2, conference semifinals
        lost to New York, 4-1, conference finals

1969 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, division semifinals
        defeated New York, 4-2, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1968 -- defeated Detroit, 4-2, division semifinals
        defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1967 -- defeated New York, 3-1, division semifinals
        lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, division finals

1966 -- defeated Cincinnati, 3-2, division semifinals
        defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1965 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1964 -- defeated Cincinnati, 4-1, division finals
        defeated San Francisco, 4-1, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1963 -- defeated Cincinnati, 4-3, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-2, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1962 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-3, division finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1961 -- defeated Syracuse, 4-1, division finals
        defeated St. Louis, 4-1, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1960 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, division finals
        defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1959 -- defeated Syracuse, 4-3, division finals
        defeated Minneapolis, 4-0, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1958 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, division finals
        lost to St. Louis, 4-2, NBA Finals

1957 -- defeated Syracuse, 3-0, division finals
        defeated St. Louis, 4-3, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1956 -- lost to Syracuse, 2-1, division semifinals

1955 -- defeated New York, 2-1, division semifinals
        lost to Syracuse, 3-1, division finals

1954 -- defeated Syracuse and New York, 3-1, round-robin
        lost to Syracuse, 2-0, division finals

1953 -- defeated Syracuse, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to New York, 3-1, division finals

1952 -- lost to New York, 2-1, division semifinals

1951 -- lost to New York, 2-0, division semifinals

1948 -- lost to Chicago, 2-1, quarterfinals