The First Atlantic Division Title
The Celtics returned to playoff form in the 1971-72 season, led by veteran John Havlicek and young stars Jo Jo White and Dave Cowens. In their second season playing together, the trio finished 1-2-3 in team scoring and helped Boston to a 56-26 record to claim the first Atlantic Division title in franchise history. Havlicek led the way as the Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Knicks.
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