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1957-58 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: St. Louis Hawks

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (16.6/22.7/2.9)
Rookie of the Year: Woody Sauldsberry (12.8/10.3/0.8)

PPG Leader: George Yardley (27.8)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (22.7)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.1)
WS Leader: Dolph Schayes (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* 49 23 .681 109.9 104.4 5.02
Syracuse Nationals* 41 31 .569 8.0 107.2 105.1 2.18
Philadelphia Warriors* 37 35 .514 12.0 104.3 104.4 0.21
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 14.0 112.1 110.8 1.35
Western Division              
St. Louis Hawks* 41 31 .569 107.5 106.2 0.82
Detroit Pistons* 33 39 .458 8.0 105.3 107.7 -2.32
Cincinnati Royals* 33 39 .458 8.0 101.7 103.1 -1.47
Minneapolis Lakers 19 53 .264 22.0 105.1 111.5 -5.78

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): St. Louis Hawks over Boston Celtics (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-1): St. Louis Hawks over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Philadelphia Warriors over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Detroit Pistons over Cincinnati Royals (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 New York Knicks 72 2884 7307 .395 2884 7307 .395 2300 3056 .753 5385 1359 1865 8068 112.1
2 Boston Celtics* 72 3006 7759 .387 3006 7759 .387 1904 2585 .737 5402 1508 1723 7916 109.9
3 St. Louis Hawks* 72 2779 7162 .388 2779 7162 .388 2180 3047 .715 5445 1541 1875 7738 107.5
4 Syracuse Nationals* 72 2823 7336 .385 2823 7336 .385 2075 2617 .793 4895 1298 1820 7721 107.2
5 Detroit Pistons* 72 2746 7295 .376 2746 7295 .376 2093 2774 .755 5168 1264 1807 7585 105.3
6 Minneapolis Lakers 72 2660 7192 .370 2660 7192 .370 2246 3007 .747 5189 1322 1982 7566 105.1
7 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 2765 7276 .380 2765 7276 .380 1977 2596 .762 4836 1441 1763 7507 104.3
8 Cincinnati Royals* 72 2817 7339 .384 2817 7339 .384 1688 2372 .712 4959 1578 1835 7322 101.7
League Average 72 2810 7333 .383 2810 7333 .383 2058 2757 .746 5160 1414 1834 7678 106.6

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 Cincinnati Royals* 72 7420 103.1
2 Boston Celtics* 72 7520 104.4
3 Philadelphia Warriors* 72 7516 104.4
4 Syracuse Nationals* 72 7564 105.1
5 St. Louis Hawks* 72 7643 106.2
6 Detroit Pistons* 72 7754 107.7
7 New York Knicks 72 7981 110.8
8 Minneapolis Lakers 72 8025 111.5
League Average 72 7678 106.6

Miscellaneous Stats

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team Age PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Boston Celtics* 27.6 48 24 5.50 -0.47 5.02 88.0 83.6 124.8 .333 .387 .245 Boston Garden
2 Syracuse Nationals* 26.6 41 31 2.18 0.00 2.18 89.9 88.1 119.1 .357 .385 .283 Onondaga War Memorial
3 New York Knicks 25.1 39 33 1.21 0.14 1.35 91.7 90.8 121.5 .418 .395 .315 Madison Square Garden (III)
4 St. Louis Hawks* 28.0 39 33 1.32 -0.50 0.82 89.7 88.6 119.5 .425 .388 .304 Kiel Auditorium
5 Philadelphia Warriors* 26.8 36 36 -0.13 0.33 0.21 88.3 88.4 117.8 .357 .380 .272 Philadelphia Civic Center
6 Cincinnati Royals* 25.7 33 39 -1.36 -0.12 -1.47 86.5 87.6 117.3 .323 .384 .230 Cincinnati Gardens
7 Detroit Pistons* 28.4 30 42 -2.35 0.02 -2.32 88.2 90.1 118.8 .380 .376 .287 Detroit Olympia
8 Minneapolis Lakers 25.9 22 50 -6.38 0.60 -5.78 88.0 93.3 118.8 .418 .370 .312 Minneapolis Auditorium
League Average 26.7 36 36 0.00 0.00 0.00 88.8 88.8 119.7 .376 .383 .281

Minutes Played

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 2918
2. George Yardley*-DET 2843
3. Larry Costello-SYR 2746
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 2685
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 2640

Field Goals

1. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 679
2. George Yardley*-DET 673
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 581
  Bob Pettit*-STL 581
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 550

Field Goal Attempts

1. George Yardley*-DET 1624
2. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 1540
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1458
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1418
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1297

Free Throws

1. George Yardley*-DET 655
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 629
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 557
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 452
5. Neil Johnston*-PHW 442

Free Throw Attempts

1. George Yardley*-DET 808
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 744
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 696
4. Larry Foust-MNL 566
5. Kenny Sears-NYK 550

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1564
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 1216
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 1142
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1022
5. Red Kerr-SYR 963

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 463
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 454
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 403
4. Carl Braun-NYK 393
5. George King-CIN 337

Personal Fouls

1. Walter Dukes-DET 311
2. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 299
  Larry Foust-MNL 299
4. Ray Felix-NYK 283
5. Chuck Share-STL 279

Points

1. George Yardley*-DET 2001
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1791
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1719
4. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 1659
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1406

Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Twyman*-CIN .452
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .443
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .442
  Ray Felix-NYK .442
5. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN .441

Free Throw Pct

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .904
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS .893
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS .850
4. Carl Braun-NYK .849
5. Dick Schnittker-MNL .848

Minutes Per Game

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 40.5
2. George Yardley*-DET 39.5
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 39.0
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 38.3
5. Larry Costello-SYR 38.1

Points Per Game

1. George Yardley*-DET 27.8
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 24.9
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 24.6
4. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN 23.4
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 22.3

Rebounds Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.7
2. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 18.1
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 17.4
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 14.2
5. Red Kerr-SYR 13.4

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 7.1
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 6.6
3. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 6.4
4. Tom Gola*-PHW 5.5
5. Carl Braun-NYK 5.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 26.3
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 24.2
3. George Yardley*-DET 23.3
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.8
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .534
2. Neil Johnston*-PHW .518
3. Jack Twyman*-CIN .514
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .513
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .513

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Jack Twyman*-CIN .452
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .443
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .442
  Ray Felix-NYK .442
5. Clyde Lovellette*-CIN .441

Offensive Win Shares

1. George Yardley*-DET 10.2
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 9.7
3. Kenny Sears-NYK 8.3
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW 8.2
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 7.7

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 7.7
2. Maurice Stokes*-CIN 5.0
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 4.6
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 4.1
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 4.0

Win Shares

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 13.7
2. George Yardley*-DET 12.3
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 11.3
4. Neil Johnston*-PHW 11.3
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 11.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .234
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .226
3. Neil Johnston*-PHW .225
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .220
5. Bob Pettit*-STL .209