The Celtics are perhaps the NBA's most recognizable franchise, tracing its roots back to 1946 as a founding member of what was then called the Basketball Association of America. The Celtics made their mark on NBA history shortly after naming Arnold "Red" Auerbach the head coach. Acting as both head coach and general manager, Auerbach constructed a roster that consisted of NBA all-time greats Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, John Havlicek, Tom Heinsohn, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones and, of course, Bill Russell. Auerbach's Celtics steamrolled the NBA for more than a decade, winning championships in 11 of 13 seasons between the 1956-57 and 1968-69 campaigns. Boston was once again champs in 1973-74 and 1975-76 after adding stars Dave Cowens and Jo Jo White. Continuing its tradition of winning titles with star players, the Celtics took home three championships in the 1980s on the backs of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson and Robert Parish. Following Bird's retirement in 1992, the Celtics had a losing stretch. The streak was broken with Boston's 17th NBA title in 2008, when the Celtics started the "Big 3" trend in the NBA by pairing Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen with longtime Boston star Paul Pierce. The Celtics have honored 22 former players and executives by retiring their numbers. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Boston Celtics basketball tickets.
2016 Celtics Season Preview
Year two of the Brad Stevens experiment saw the Boston Celtics take major strides. Few expected Boston to reach the playoffs, something the Celtics did, by clinching the 7th seed in the Eastern Conference. It seems as if the rebuilding effort in Boston is taking place faster than expected, and there is much optimism in Boston coming into 2015. The corps of the 2015 Boston Celtics roster will be much the same as last season, with Avery Bradley, and Marcus Smart teaming up in a young, but talented back court. The Celtics did bring in veterans David Lee, and Amir Johnson to add experience to the front court, and draft picks Terry Rozier, and Marcus Thornton are expected to see playing time early. The thing that Boston is still missing in 2015 is a definitive star. Expect the Celtics to once again distribute the ball well, play solid defense, and fight for a lower seed in the NBA playoffs.
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Boston Celtics Basketball at TD Garden Address: 100 Legends Way, Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
The Celtics play their home games at the TD Garden located in Boston, Massachusetts. When filled to capacity, TD Garden holds more than 18 thousand screaming Celtic fans. Located within TD Garden is The Sports Museum, which features exhibits remembering every aspect of Boston's rich sports history. The Boston Celtics home bench at the TD Garden is in front of parts of section 1 and 22. TD Garden parking information is covered in our Celtics event guide.
As one of the more legendary rivalries in all of sports, these two teams have combined to meet in the NBA Finals 11+ times, with the Celtics winning the majority of the matchups. Legends in the game of basketball have played in this rivalry which only adds to the historic significance when these two teams meet. With over 32 NBA championships, this rivalry is hard to top.
Celtics vs. 76ers
This rivalry dates back to the 1960s and the stakes are often at its highest when these two teams meet. With over 18 playoff series meetings, the most in NBA history, it is only natural for these two teams to be heated rivals. That number will only continue to rise in the years to come for a rivalry that has had NBA legends such as Julius Erving and Larry Bird participate in.
No matter the sport, Boston and New York will be a heated and bitter rivalry. This matchup is no different. With over 400 regular season meetings and another 60+ playoff matchups, this rivalry has seen it all. These two teams met three times in the 70s for the right to play in the NBA Finals and with multiple other playoff matchups over the years, the intensity level has shown no signs of slowing down.
Celtics in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
The Celtics have established themselves as one of the premier franchises in all of sports since their existence in 1946. In their 60+ years, the Celtics have over 15 NBA championships and have won an Eastern Conference championship 20+ times. The success continues with more than 20 division titles and over 20 numbers retired.
Boston Celtics Event Guide
What time do gates open prior to a Celtics game?
Gates open for the general public one-hour before the game starts, just about enough time for you to finish counting all of the banners hanging from the rafters. Boston is known for its lively crowds and getting to the game early is definitely worth it.
How can I buy cheap Boston Celtics tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Boston Celtics tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Celtics tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee Eastern Conference opponents, like the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and New York Knicks can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer best opportunity to purchase Celtics tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Celtics game?
No Celtics game is complete without spending a few hours before in a sports bar, The Fours is one of the best anywhere in the country and has been hosting Celtics fans and even players and coaches for years. If you are looking some classic New England dishes, Union Oyster House and Island Creek Oyster Bar are great options. Other good places are McGreevy's, Clio, and Blue Ginger.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Boston Celtics schedule?
The Celtics 2015-2016 schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the NBA. The Celtics play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference, which means games against the Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets. Game times are announced by the NBA as soon as the TV schedule is set. Boston Celtics’ home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Celtics news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Boston Celtics team roster.
Where is the best place to park at TD Garden?
With such a storied past and one of the most passionate fan bases anywhere, game days in TD Garden is always packed. While that gives the games an unforgettable environment, it also makes parking tricky. Both the rail and bus lines drop off close to the arena and are filled with Celtics fans. Purchasing a parking pass with your ticket allows you to park underneath or next to the arena and spend more time enjoying the experience and less time trying to find a parking spot. Parking garages nearby are between $10 and $38, but the fill up quick, so be prepared.
Can I buy Boston Celtics season tickets?
Boston Celtics season tickets are available to buy until tipoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Celtics season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at TD Bank Garden.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Any child over the age of 2 has to have a ticket to the game.