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1956-57 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bob Cousy (20.6/4.8/7.5)
Rookie of the Year: Tom Heinsohn (16.2/9.8/1.6)

PPG Leader: Paul Arizin (25.6)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (19.6)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.5)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (13.7)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 44 28 .611 105.5 100.2 4.78
Syracuse Nationals* 38 34 .528 6.0 99.7 101.1 -1.03
Philadelphia Warriors* 37 35 .514 7.0 100.4 98.8 1.54
New York Knicks 36 36 .500 8.0 100.8 100.9 0.07
Western Division              
St. Louis Hawks* 34 38 .472 98.5 98.6 -0.27
Minneapolis Lakers* 34 38 .472 102.3 103.1 -0.89
Fort Wayne Pistons* 34 38 .472 96.4 98.7 -2.18
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 3.0 93.4 95.6 -2.08

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-0): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-0): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): St. Louis Hawks over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)

Team Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Boston Celtics* 72 2808 7326 .383 2808 7326 .383 1983 2644 .750 4963 1464 1851 7599 105.5
2 Minneapolis Lakers* 72 2584 6965 .371 2584 6965 .371 2195 2899 .757 4581 1195 1887 7363 102.3
3 New York Knicks 72 2569 6645 .387 2569 6645 .387 2117 2844 .744 4723 1312 1824 7255 100.8
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 2584 6533 .396 2584 6533 .396 2062 2658 .776 4305 1467 1732 7230 100.4
5 Syracuse Nationals* 72 2550 6915 .369 2550 6915 .369 2075 2613 .794 4350 1282 1809 7175 99.7
6 St. Louis Hawks* 72 2557 6669 .383 2557 6669 .383 1977 2710 .730 4566 1454 1848 7091 98.5
7 Fort Wayne Pistons* 72 2532 6612 .383 2532 6612 .383 1874 2510 .747 4289 1398 1643 6938 96.4
8 Rochester Royals 72 2515 6807 .369 2515 6807 .369 1698 2402 .707 4171 1298 1866 6728 93.4
League Average 72 2587 6809 .380 2587 6809 .380 1998 2660 .751 4494 1359 1808 7172 99.6

Opponent Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Rk Team G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
1 Rochester Royals 72 6886 95.6
2 St. Louis Hawks* 72 7097 98.6
3 Fort Wayne Pistons* 72 7104 98.7
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 7116 98.8
5 Boston Celtics* 72 7213 100.2
6 New York Knicks 72 7265 100.9
7 Syracuse Nationals* 72 7277 101.1
8 Minneapolis Lakers* 72 7421 103.1
League Average 72 7172 99.6

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Advanced Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Boston Celtics* 27.0 49 23 5.36 -0.58 4.78 88.5 84.0 118.0 .361 .448 .383 .271 Boston Garden
2 Philadelphia Warriors* 26.7 40 32 1.58 -0.04 1.54 92.4 90.9 108.0 .407 .469 .396 .316 Philadelphia Civic Center
3 New York Knicks 27.0 36 36 -0.14 0.21 0.07 90.6 90.7 110.5 .428 .459 .387 .319 Madison Square Garden (III)
4 St. Louis Hawks* 27.6 36 36 -0.08 -0.19 -0.27 89.0 89.1 108.3 .406 .451 .383 .296 Kiel Auditorium
5 Minneapolis Lakers* 25.5 34 38 -0.81 -0.08 -0.89 88.5 89.2 114.8 .416 .447 .371 .315 Minneapolis Auditorium
6 Syracuse Nationals* 25.0 32 40 -1.42 0.39 -1.03 88.3 89.5 112.3 .378 .445 .369 .300 Onondaga War Memorial
7 Rochester Royals 23.4 30 42 -2.19 0.12 -2.08 84.9 86.9 109.4 .353 .428 .369 .249 Rochester Community War Memorial
8 Fort Wayne Pistons* 26.6 30 42 -2.31 0.13 -2.18 88.8 91.0 107.7 .380 .450 .383 .283 War Memorial Coliseum
League Average 26.2 36 36 0.00 -0.01 -0.01 88.9 88.9 111.1 .391 .449 .380 .293