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1956-57 NBA Standings

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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 4.79
Syracuse Nationals* 38 34 .528 6.0 99.7 101.1 -1.02
Philadelphia Warriors* 37 35 .514 7.0 100.4 98.8 1.55
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 -0.26
Minneapolis Lakers* 34 38 .472 102.3 103.1 -0.88
Fort Wayne Pistons* 34 38 .472 96.4 98.7 -2.17
Rochester Royals 31 41 .431 3.0 93.4 95.6 -2.07

Expanded Standings

Place Division All-Star Margin Month
Rk Team Overall Home Road Neutral E W Pre Post ≤3 ≥10 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
1 Boston Celtics 44-28 24-4 11-18 9-6 20-16 24-12 23-14 21-14 7-12 28-8 1-0 10-3 9-7 11-6 10-7 3-5
2 Syracuse Nationals 38-34 23-9 9-15 6-10 20-16 18-18 15-20 23-14 13-3 14-14 2-0 2-10 6-7 13-7 11-6 4-4
3 Philadelphia Warriors 37-35 20-5 5-25 12-5 17-19 20-16 21-18 16-17 9-12 18-15 0-1 7-8 9-5 9-10 9-5 3-6
4 New York Knicks 36-36 18-10 9-19 9-7 15-21 21-15 19-18 17-18 9-12 15-13 0-1 5-7 9-7 11-8 7-10 4-3
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 34-38 23-5 5-23 6-10 17-19 17-19 19-18 15-20 9-7 10-22 1-1 7-7 7-7 9-7 8-11 2-5
6 Minneapolis Lakers 34-38 15-9 5-22 14-7 16-20 18-18 18-21 16-17 6-10 12-18 0-2 8-6 6-10 6-10 7-10 7-0
7 St. Louis Hawks 34-38 17-9 10-20 7-9 12-24 22-14 15-21 19-17 12-12 12-14 1-0 7-6 6-9 8-10 8-10 4-3
8 Rochester Royals 31-41 19-10 7-17 5-14 16-20 15-21 20-20 11-21 13-10 9-14 1-1 9-8 7-7 3-12 8-9 3-4

Team vs. Team

Rk Team BOS FTW MNL NYK PHW ROC STL SYR
1 Boston Celtics 6-3 5-4 7-5 8-4 6-3 7-2 5-7
2 Fort Wayne Pistons 3-6 7-5 5-4 4-5 6-6 4-8 5-4
3 Minneapolis Lakers 4-5 5-7 3-6 5-4 9-3 4-8 4-5
4 New York Knicks 5-7 4-5 6-3 4-8 5-4 6-3 6-6
5 Philadelphia Warriors 4-8 5-4 4-5 8-4 4-5 7-2 5-7
6 Rochester Royals 3-6 6-6 3-9 4-5 5-4 6-6 4-5
7 St. Louis Hawks 2-7 8-4 8-4 3-6 2-7 6-6 5-4
8 Syracuse Nationals 7-5 4-5 5-4 6-6 7-5 5-4 4-5