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#8 1954 Lakers vs. #9 1966 Celtics

Game 1

1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Bill Russell* 48 6 14 0 0 6 8 7 25 5 3 2 2 4 18
John Havlicek* 43 6 17 0 0 5 5 1 9 3 2 3 5 2 17
Sam Jones* 36 5 14 0 1 3 5 1 6 5 1 3 1 2 13
K.C. Jones* 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 0 1 4 3 2
Tom Sanders* 31 7 16 1 1 8 8 2 9 0 0 0 0 3 23
Larry Siegfried 21 4 10 1 1 6 7 0 1 3 1 1 0 3 15
Don Nelson 15 3 5 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 8
Willie Naulls 8 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
Mel Counts 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ron Bonham 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sihugo Green 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 35 85 3 5 30 38 15 57 23 8 10 14 20 103
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
James Pollard* 42 7 19 1 4 4 6 1 8 5 0 1 5 4 19
Slater Martin* 41 5 13 1 2 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 2 3 11
George Mikan* 34 4 16 1 2 7 7 7 14 3 1 1 3 4 16
Myer Skoog* 32 3 12 1 1 1 2 3 6 1 0 1 1 4 8
Vern Mikkelsen* 31 6 9 0 0 1 4 3 11 1 1 2 1 4 13
Clyde Lovellette 19 4 6 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 2 0 2 1 8
James Holstein 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 2
Frank Saul 16 2 6 1 3 3 4 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 8
Dick Schnittker 9 3 7 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6
TOTALS 35 92 5 13 16 23 18 55 18 5 7 15 25 91

Game 2

1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Bill Russell* 48 5 16 0 0 0 2 6 24 5 2 5 0 0 10
John Havlicek* 37 5 16 0 0 4 4 0 2 3 2 1 2 3 14
Sam Jones* 35 13 20 0 2 6 8 1 4 0 0 0 4 2 32
Tom Sanders* 31 4 12 1 1 6 6 3 9 5 0 1 3 4 15
K.C. Jones* 31 4 9 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 2 2 0 8
Larry Siegfried 27 6 9 2 2 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 18
Don Nelson 21 2 5 0 1 3 3 2 6 1 1 1 1 0 7
Willie Naulls 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
Ron Bonham 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
TOTALS 40 89 3 7 23 27 13 50 20 5 10 17 11 106
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
James Pollard* 42 8 15 3 4 2 2 4 11 7 1 0 3 1 21
Slater Martin* 40 4 8 1 2 4 4 1 2 6 0 1 2 3 13
George Mikan* 34 8 20 0 1 2 2 6 17 2 2 0 4 4 18
Myer Skoog* 32 6 14 2 4 2 2 2 5 4 0 1 1 1 16
Vern Mikkelsen* 31 6 18 1 3 0 0 4 10 3 3 3 2 5 13
Clyde Lovellette 18 5 10 0 1 0 0 2 8 1 1 1 5 3 10
James Holstein 16 1 7 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 2
Frank Saul 16 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 2 4
Dick Schnittker 10 1 5 0 1 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 4
TOTALS 41 102 7 17 12 14 25 63 25 7 6 20 23 101

Game 3

1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Slater Martin* 39 7 14 1 2 3 6 2 4 4 0 1 1 1 18
James Pollard* 38 5 12 1 1 0 0 1 8 4 1 0 2 4 11
George Mikan* 33 9 23 0 2 13 15 5 15 3 3 0 3 2 31
Vern Mikkelsen* 30 4 10 0 0 5 6 2 10 3 1 0 2 5 13
Myer Skoog* 26 2 10 0 0 4 6 1 1 6 1 1 1 5 8
Clyde Lovellette 21 6 10 0 0 0 2 1 8 1 0 0 2 4 12
James Holstein 21 3 6 1 1 2 4 4 4 1 0 0 3 3 9
Frank Saul 17 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 3 1 0 1 2 1 5
Dick Schnittker 14 1 2 0 1 3 3 2 5 1 0 2 1 1 5
TOTALS 39 91 4 8 30 42 20 58 24 6 5 17 26 112
1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Bill Russell* 45 6 11 0 0 9 12 4 16 3 4 4 0 3 21
John Havlicek* 40 9 22 2 2 4 4 2 7 2 1 2 3 5 24
Sam Jones* 34 13 25 1 3 6 7 1 4 3 0 1 3 3 33
K.C. Jones* 31 3 8 0 1 2 2 3 5 4 0 1 2 3 8
Tom Sanders* 24 2 9 0 0 1 3 1 8 4 0 2 3 6 5
Larry Siegfried 24 2 5 0 1 2 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 1 6
Don Nelson 17 4 6 0 0 5 6 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 13
Willie Naulls 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Mel Counts 6 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 3
Ron Bonham 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Woody Sauldsberry 3 1 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Sihugo Green 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ron Watts 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 43 94 4 9 31 38 16 56 23 8 11 13 27 121

Game 4

1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
James Pollard* 42 5 20 0 1 9 10 2 8 4 0 2 1 2 19
Slater Martin* 42 5 12 0 3 0 4 0 2 4 0 0 2 4 10
George Mikan* 33 11 20 0 1 2 3 5 18 3 2 2 2 5 24
Vern Mikkelsen* 31 10 16 1 1 7 11 3 5 0 0 1 2 0 28
Myer Skoog* 30 2 8 1 2 1 3 2 4 3 0 0 3 6 6
James Holstein 21 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 2 2 2
Clyde Lovellette 20 4 9 0 0 0 0 4 12 0 1 1 1 4 8
Frank Saul 11 2 3 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 7
Dick Schnittker 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTALS 41 96 4 11 20 35 19 58 15 3 6 15 25 106
1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
John Havlicek* 42 11 22 3 3 4 5 1 8 3 1 2 3 3 29
Bill Russell* 42 4 12 0 0 2 3 6 23 5 2 1 3 3 10
Sam Jones* 36 8 18 0 2 6 6 1 4 1 1 0 4 2 22
Tom Sanders* 30 4 8 0 0 6 6 2 8 2 0 0 1 5 14
K.C. Jones* 28 0 2 0 0 2 2 2 4 3 0 1 1 5 2
Larry Siegfried 25 3 11 1 3 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 5 8
Don Nelson 19 2 6 1 2 5 7 0 3 0 0 0 3 2 10
Willie Naulls 6 1 2 0 0 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 4
Mel Counts 5 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
Ron Bonham 5 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
John Thompson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 34 84 6 11 30 36 13 55 19 6 5 19 26 104

Game 5

1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
James Pollard* 53 10 27 1 3 4 4 1 8 4 1 1 5 2 25
Slater Martin* 50 5 14 1 2 0 0 2 6 4 1 3 2 3 11
George Mikan* 47 16 36 1 1 4 7 11 29 8 1 4 4 4 37
Vern Mikkelsen* 35 5 14 0 0 4 4 5 15 1 0 3 2 5 14
Myer Skoog* 35 3 5 0 0 1 2 3 5 2 1 1 3 6 7
Frank Saul 25 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 2
Clyde Lovellette 21 3 7 0 0 2 2 3 10 1 1 0 3 4 8
James Holstein 14 2 6 0 1 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 4
Dick Schnittker 11 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 4
TOTALS 47 121 3 7 15 21 28 79 22 5 13 25 28 112
1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Bill Russell* 58 5 8 0 0 5 7 5 22 5 7 2 6 2 15
John Havlicek* 52 7 21 0 3 7 8 1 6 5 0 4 3 2 21
Sam Jones* 45 11 24 0 2 3 4 1 5 6 0 2 6 3 25
Tom Sanders* 41 8 20 1 2 3 6 2 10 1 3 3 2 3 20
K.C. Jones* 41 4 11 0 2 1 1 1 5 7 2 2 3 4 9
Larry Siegfried 27 4 8 0 0 4 6 0 4 0 0 1 2 1 12
Don Nelson 17 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 2 2
Willie Naulls 6 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Ron Bonham 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 42 102 1 9 25 34 12 59 24 12 15 23 17 110

Game 6

1965-66 Boston Celtics MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
Bill Russell* 42 1 5 0 0 2 4 6 21 4 4 2 2 1 4
John Havlicek* 40 9 19 1 1 2 5 1 7 5 3 1 3 3 21
Sam Jones* 36 10 18 0 1 10 12 1 2 3 0 4 4 1 30
K.C. Jones* 30 3 7 1 2 2 3 2 3 1 0 2 1 2 9
Tom Sanders* 29 5 9 2 2 1 1 1 3 0 1 1 4 3 13
Larry Siegfried 26 5 12 0 0 4 6 0 1 1 0 1 2 3 14
Don Nelson 18 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0
Willie Naulls 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Mel Counts 8 1 2 0 0 2 2 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 4
Ron Bonham 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5
TOTALS 37 80 4 6 24 37 12 44 17 9 14 19 15 102
1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers MIN FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OREB REB AST BLK STL TO PF TP
James Pollard* 42 6 15 1 1 3 3 2 6 5 1 2 4 3 16
Slater Martin* 32 2 9 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 1 5 0 4 4
George Mikan* 32 10 21 0 2 1 1 9 21 4 1 2 5 1 21
Vern Mikkelsen* 30 7 12 0 0 3 5 1 6 2 1 3 4 2 17
Myer Skoog* 29 5 12 1 2 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 2 5 11
James Holstein 25 2 6 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 4 1 4
Clyde Lovellette 22 6 12 0 0 0 2 6 14 1 1 2 1 4 12
Frank Saul 15 2 6 0 0 4 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 8
Dick Schnittker 13 2 2 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 7
TOTALS 42 95 2 7 14 18 20 60 25 5 15 22 23 100