What Is the Boston Celtics’ Record in NBA Playoff Conference Semifinals?

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Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics sees action on the court against the Washington Wizards in their game in January 2022.
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Anatoly Pimentel @AnatolyPimentel Dec 11, 2023, 12:54 AM

The Boston Celtics have a record of 118 wins and 88 losses in 39 playoff conference semifinal appearances. Thanks to this impressive record, they captured 17 titles, tied with their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers.

When Was The Last Time the Celtics Reached the Conference Semifinals?

The last time the Celtics reached the conference semifinals was in 2022, when they eliminated the Giannis Antetokounmpo-led Milwaukee Bucks in a hard-fought 4-3 series win. The prolific duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown spearheads Boston.

Boston Celtics Conference Semifinals History

YearConference Semifinals OpponentSeries Result
1948Chicago Stags1-2 series loss
1951New York Knicks0-2 series loss
1952New York Knicks1-2 series loss
1953Syracuse Nationals2-0 series loss
1955New York Knicks2-1 series win
1956Syracuse Nationals1-2 series loss
1966Cincinnati Royals3-2 series win
1967New York Knicks3-1 series win
1968Detroit Pistons4-2 series win
1969Philadelphia 76ers4-1 series win
1972Atlanta Hawks4-2 series win
1973Atlanta Hawks4-2 series win
1974Buffalo Braves4-2 series win
1975Houston Rockets4-1 series win
1976Buffalo Braves4-2 series win
1977Philadelphia 76ers3-4 series loss
1980Houston Rockets4-0 series win
1981Chicago Bulls4-0 series win
1982Washington Bullets4-1 series win
1983Milwaukee Bucks0-4 series loss
1984New York Knicks4-3 series win
1985Detroit Pistons4-2 series win
1986Atlanta Hawks4-1 series win
1987Milwaukee Bucks4-3 series win
1988Atlanta Hawks4-3 series win
1991Detroit Pistons2-4 series loss
1992Cleveland Cavaliers3-4 series loss
2002Detroit Pistons4-1 series win
2003New Jersey Nets0-4 series loss
2008Atlanta Hawks4-3 series win
2009Chicago Bulls3-4 series loss
2010Cleveland Cavaliers4-2 series win
2011Miami Heat1-4 series loss
2012Philadelphia 76ers4-3 series win
2017Washington Wizards4-3 series win
2018Philadelphia 76ers4-1 series win
2019Milwaukee Bucks1-4 series loss
2020Toronto Raptors4-3 series win
2022Milwaukee Bucks4-3 series win

As of Monday, May 1, the Boston Celtics are -450 favorites in the NBA odds against the Philadelphia 76ers in their upcoming series in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2023 NBA playoffs.

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Anatoly Pimentel

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Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.

Anatoly Pimentel is an NBA and MMA writer previously featured in ASEAN Sports, Asian Persuasion MMA, and Overtime Heroics MMA. He graduated from Adamson University with a B.A in Communication and is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM.