Record and standing: 68-14, 1st in Atlantic Division
Hall of Famer(s): John Havlicek, Jo Jo White, Dave Cowens
Scoring leader: John Havlicek (23.8 PPG)
Rebounds leader: Dave Cowens (16.2 RPG)
Assists leader: John Havlicek (6.6 APG)
Round eliminated: Eastern Conference Finals
If you were wondering which Boston Celtics squad put up the best record in franchise history, it wasn't a group led by Russell or Bird. No, in fact it is the 1972-73 squad that bears this distinction, as led by veteran stars John Havlicek and Jo Jo White and third year man Dave Cowens, the Celtics dominated the league and cruised into the Eastern Conference Finals. Their defeat there at the hands of the eventual champion Knicks gives the Celtics the dubious distinction of being the only team out of five to win 68-plus games that didn't win the NBA title.