It's not the LUCK of the Irish, It's their GREATNESS:  The Boston Celtics

It's not the LUCK of the Irish, It's their GREATNESS: The Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have won 17 NBA titles. That makes them one of the most successful teams in all of pro sports. As well, they achieved greatness in different eras. Let's test your 'hoop knowledge' of this epic franchise.

Surprisingly, Robert Parish (a center) ranks 4th in all time Celtics steals. Who is NOT ahead of him?

Who lead the Celtics in points per game last season?

How many times did the Celtics play the Lakers in the NBA finals in the 1960s?

In total, how many times have the Celtics played the Lakers in the NBA finals?

What fomer Celtic, nicknamed 'Hondo', won 8 titles in Boston?

Who was the 1971 NBA Rookie of the Year and 1973 MVP?

What Celtics forward once appeared as 'himself' on an episode of 'Cheers'?

What Celtic legend played his college basketball at Indiana State?

What Celtic had a legendary fight in a game with Detroit Piston Bill Laimbeer?

In the 1st round of the playoffs, in how many games did the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets?

Where does Larry Bird rank in terms of all time career points with Boston?

Whose #14 was retired by the Celtics?

Who was an 8 time NBA champion as a player & 2 time NBA champ as a coach (both with Boston)?

John Havlicek ranks 1st in all time games played with Boston. Who ranks 2nd?

How many times have the Celtics lost to the Lakers in the NBA finals?

What was Robert Parish's nickname?

Six players have worn the number ZERO in Celtics history. Only one has worn DOUBLE ZERO. Who?

What was Paul Pierce's nickname?

What player on the 2008 championship team spent most of his career playing in Minnesota?

After his playing career ended, with what organization did Larry Bird become involved?

What was the nickname of former Celtic forward Cedric Maxwell?

Who was the MVP in the NBA finals in 2008?

Bob Cousy was a 13 time NBA all star with Boston. How many championships did he win?

From 1957 to 1966, how many titles did Red Auerbach achieve as Head Coach of Boston?

How many championships did the Celtics win with Bill Russell?

It's not the LUCK of the Irish, It's their GREATNESS: The Boston Celtics

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