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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit (29.2/16.4/3.1)
Rookie of the Year: Elgin Baylor (24.9/15.0/4.1)

PPG Leader: Bob Pettit (29.2)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (23.0)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (8.6)
WS Leader: Bob Pettit (14.8)

Minutes Played

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 2979
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 2873
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 2855
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 2799
5. Larry Costello-SYR 2750
6. Gene Shue-DET 2745
7. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 2743
8. Jack Twyman*-CIN 2713
9. Cliff Hagan*-STL 2702
10. Red Kerr-SYR 2671
11. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 2645
12. Richie Guerin*-NYK 2558
13. Slater Martin*-STL 2504
14. Kenny Sears-NYK 2498
15. Dick Garmaker-MNL 2493
16. Joe Graboski-PHW 2482
17. Bob Cousy*-BOS 2403
18. Bill Sharman*-BOS 2382
19. Walter Dukes-DET 2338
20. Tom Gola*-PHW 2333

Field Goals

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 719
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 710
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 646
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 632
5. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 605
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 562
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 504
8. Red Kerr-SYR 502
9. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 501
10. Kenny Sears-NYK 491
11. Bob Cousy*-BOS 484
12. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 465
13. Gene Shue-DET 464
14. Bill Russell*-BOS 456
15. George Yardley*-TOT 446
16. Richie Guerin*-NYK 443
17. Larry Costello-SYR 414
18. Willie Naulls-NYK 405
19. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 402
20. Phil Jordon-DET 399

Field Goal Attempts

1. Jack Twyman*-CIN 1691
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 1640
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1482
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1466
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1417
6. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 1380
7. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1377
8. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1304
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1260
10. Gene Shue-DET 1197
11. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 1192
12. Red Kerr-SYR 1139
13. Joe Graboski-PHW 1116
14. Willie Naulls-NYK 1072
15. Richie Guerin*-NYK 1046
16. George Yardley*-TOT 1042
17. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1013
18. Kenny Sears-NYK 1002
19. Bill Russell*-BOS 997
20. Phil Jordon-DET 967

Free Throws

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 667
2. Paul Arizin*-PHW 587
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 532
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 526
5. Kenny Sears-NYK 506
6. Jack Twyman*-CIN 437
7. Cliff Hagan*-STL 415
8. Richie Guerin*-NYK 405
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 342
10. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 341
11. Gene Shue-DET 338
12. Bob Cousy*-BOS 329
13. George Yardley*-TOT 317
14. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 312
15. Walter Dukes-DET 297
16. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 286
17. Dick Garmaker-MNL 284
18. Tom Gola*-PHW 281
  Red Kerr-SYR 281
20. Larry Foust-MNL 280
  Larry Costello-SYR 280

Free Throw Attempts

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 879
2. Paul Arizin*-PHW 722
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 685
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 609
5. Kenny Sears-NYK 588
6. Jack Twyman*-CIN 558
7. Cliff Hagan*-STL 536
8. Richie Guerin*-NYK 505
9. Walter Dukes-DET 452
10. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 436
11. Bill Russell*-BOS 428
12. Gene Shue-DET 421
13. George Yardley*-TOT 407
14. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 391
15. Bob Cousy*-BOS 385
16. Dick Garmaker-MNL 368
17. Red Kerr-SYR 367
  Bill Sharman*-BOS 367
19. Larry Foust-MNL 366
20. Joe Graboski-PHW 360

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1612
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 1182
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1050
4. Red Kerr-SYR 1008
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 962
6. Walter Dukes-DET 958
7. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 826
8. Cliff Hagan*-STL 783
9. Joe Graboski-PHW 751
10. Willie Naulls-NYK 723
11. Tom Gola*-PHW 710
12. Kenny Sears-NYK 658
13. Chuck Share-STL 657
14. Jack Twyman*-CIN 653
15. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 638
16. Paul Arizin*-PHW 637
17. Larry Foust-MNL 627
18. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 605
19. Wayne Embry-CIN 597
20. Phil Jordon-DET 594

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 557
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 443
3. Larry Costello-SYR 379
4. Richie Guerin*-NYK 364
5. Carl Braun-NYK 349
6. Slater Martin*-STL 336
7. Jack McMahon-STL 298
8. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 287
9. Tom Gola*-PHW 269
10. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 261
11. Cliff Hagan*-STL 245
12. Gene Shue-DET 231
13. Johnny McCarthy-CIN 225
14. Bill Russell*-BOS 222
15. Bob Pettit*-STL 221
  Jack George-TOT 221
17. Dick Garmaker-MNL 211
18. Jack Twyman*-CIN 209
19. Bucky Bockhorn-CIN 206
20. Hot Rod Hundley-MNL 205

Personal Fouls

1. Walter Dukes-DET 332
2. Earl Lloyd-DET 291
3. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 285
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 280
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 277
6. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 276
7. Cliff Hagan*-STL 275
  Ray Felix-NYK 275
9. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 271
10. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 270
11. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 266
12. Paul Arizin*-PHW 264
13. Larry Costello-SYR 263
14. Chuck Share-STL 261
15. Al Bianchi-SYR 260
16. Richie Guerin*-NYK 255
17. Joe Graboski-PHW 249
18. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 246
19. Tom Gola*-PHW 243
20. Joe Holup-DET 239

Points

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 2105
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 1857
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 1851
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1742
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1707
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1534
7. Kenny Sears-NYK 1488
8. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1466
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1297
10. Richie Guerin*-NYK 1291
11. Red Kerr-SYR 1285
12. Gene Shue-DET 1266
13. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 1242
14. George Yardley*-TOT 1209
15. Bill Russell*-BOS 1168
16. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 1112
17. Larry Costello-SYR 1108
18. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1107
19. Willie Naulls-NYK 1068
20. Joe Graboski-PHW 1058

Field Goal Pct

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .490
2. Bill Russell*-BOS .457
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL .456
4. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .454
5. Hal Greer*-SYR .454
6. Red Kerr-SYR .441
7. Bob Pettit*-STL .438
8. Larry Costello-SYR .437
9. Sam Jones*-BOS .434
10. Paul Arizin*-PHW .431
11. George Yardley*-TOT .428
12. Dick McGuire*-DET .427
13. Richie Guerin*-NYK .423
14. Jack Twyman*-CIN .420
15. Carl Braun-NYK .420
16. Phil Jordon-DET .413
17. Elgin Baylor*-MNL .408
18. Bill Sharman*-BOS .408
19. Jim Palmer-CIN .404
20. Bob Hopkins-SYR .403

Free Throw Pct

1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .932
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .864
3. Kenny Sears-NYK .861
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS .855
5. Willie Naulls-NYK .830
6. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .820
7. Paul Arizin*-PHW .813
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL .806
9. Gene Shue-DET .803
10. Larry Costello-SYR .802
11. Richie Guerin*-NYK .802
12. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS .798
13. Tom Gola*-PHW .787
14. Jack Twyman*-CIN .783
15. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .782
16. George Yardley*-TOT .779
17. Elgin Baylor*-MNL .777
18. Slater Martin*-STL .776
19. Cliff Hagan*-STL .774
20. Dick Garmaker-MNL .772

Minutes Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 42.6
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 40.8
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 40.0
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 39.9
5. Larry Costello-SYR 39.3
6. Gene Shue-DET 38.1
7. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 38.1
8. Jack Twyman*-CIN 37.7
9. Cliff Hagan*-STL 37.5
10. Red Kerr-SYR 37.1
11. Bob Cousy*-BOS 37.0
12. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 36.7
13. Tom Gola*-PHW 36.5
14. Richie Guerin*-NYK 36.0
15. Slater Martin*-STL 35.3
16. Kenny Sears-NYK 35.2
17. Dick Garmaker-MNL 34.6
18. Joe Graboski-PHW 34.5
19. Bill Sharman*-BOS 33.1
20. Walter Dukes-DET 32.5

Points Per Game

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 29.2
2. Paul Arizin*-PHW 26.4
3. Jack Twyman*-CIN 25.8
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 24.9
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 23.7
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 21.3
7. Kenny Sears-NYK 21.0
8. Bill Sharman*-BOS 20.4
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 20.0
10. George Yardley*-TOT 19.8
11. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 18.8
12. Richie Guerin*-NYK 18.2
13. Red Kerr-SYR 17.8
14. Gene Shue-DET 17.6
15. Bill Russell*-BOS 16.7
16. Larry Costello-SYR 15.8
17. Willie Naulls-NYK 15.7
18. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 15.4
19. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 15.4
20. Joe Graboski-PHW 14.7

Rebounds Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 23.0
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 16.4
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 15.0
4. Red Kerr-SYR 14.0
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 13.4
6. Walter Dukes-DET 13.3
7. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 11.5
8. Tom Gola*-PHW 11.1
9. Cliff Hagan*-STL 10.9
10. Willie Naulls-NYK 10.6
11. Joe Graboski-PHW 10.4
12. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 9.7
13. Kenny Sears-NYK 9.3
14. Chuck Share-STL 9.1
15. Paul Arizin*-PHW 9.1
16. Jack Twyman*-CIN 9.1
17. Wayne Embry-CIN 9.0
18. Larry Foust-MNL 8.7
19. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 8.6
20. Phil Jordon-DET 8.2

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 8.6
2. Dick McGuire*-DET 6.2
3. Larry Costello-SYR 5.4
4. Richie Guerin*-NYK 5.1
5. Carl Braun-NYK 4.8
6. Slater Martin*-STL 4.7
7. Tom Gola*-PHW 4.2
8. Jack McMahon-STL 4.1
9. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 4.1
10. Cliff Hagan*-STL 3.4
11. Gene Shue-DET 3.2
12. Slick Leonard*-MNL 3.2
13. Bill Russell*-BOS 3.2
14. Jack George-TOT 3.1
15. Bob Pettit*-STL 3.1
16. Dick Garmaker-MNL 2.9
17. Jack Twyman*-CIN 2.9
18. Bucky Bockhorn-CIN 2.9
19. Hot Rod Hundley-MNL 2.9
20. Bill Sharman*-BOS 2.5

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 28.2
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 23.6
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.7
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 22.6
5. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 22.3
6. Paul Arizin*-PHW 21.9
7. Jack Twyman*-CIN 21.3
8. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 21.0
9. Bill Russell*-BOS 20.7
10. George Yardley*-TOT 20.5
11. Bob Cousy*-BOS 19.9
12. Red Kerr-SYR 19.4
13. Richie Guerin*-NYK 19.0
14. Sam Jones*-BOS 18.0
15. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 17.9
16. Tom Gola*-PHW 17.4
17. Phil Jordon-DET 16.8
18. Bill Sharman*-BOS 16.8
19. Willie Naulls-NYK 16.5
20. Dick McGuire*-DET 16.5

True Shooting Pct

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .590
2. Bob Pettit*-STL .519
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW .519
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .516
5. Richie Guerin*-NYK .509
6. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .507
7. Larry Costello-SYR .503
8. Dick McGuire*-DET .499
9. Hal Greer*-SYR .498
10. George Yardley*-TOT .495
11. Red Kerr-SYR .494
12. Bill Russell*-BOS .493
13. Elgin Baylor*-MNL .488
14. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .488
15. Tom Gola*-PHW .484
16. Boo Ellis-MNL .484
17. Carl Braun-NYK .483
18. Sam Jones*-BOS .482
19. Jack Twyman*-CIN .479
20. Bill Sharman*-BOS .476

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .490
2. Bill Russell*-BOS .457
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL .456
4. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .454
5. Hal Greer*-SYR .454
6. Red Kerr-SYR .441
7. Bob Pettit*-STL .438
8. Larry Costello-SYR .437
9. Sam Jones*-BOS .434
10. Paul Arizin*-PHW .431
11. George Yardley*-TOT .428
12. Dick McGuire*-DET .427
13. Richie Guerin*-NYK .424
14. Jack Twyman*-CIN .420
15. Carl Braun-NYK .420
16. Phil Jordon-DET .413
17. Elgin Baylor*-MNL .408
18. Bill Sharman*-BOS .408
19. Jim Palmer-CIN .404
20. Bob Hopkins-SYR .403

Offensive Win Shares

1. Kenny Sears-NYK 11.9
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 11.3
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 10.0
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 9.0
5. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 7.0
6. Richie Guerin*-NYK 6.7
7. Jack Twyman*-CIN 6.3
8. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 5.8
9. Larry Costello-SYR 5.5
10. Red Kerr-SYR 5.2
11. George Yardley*-TOT 5.0
12. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 4.7
13. Bill Russell*-BOS 4.7
14. Bill Sharman*-BOS 4.5
15. Dick McGuire*-DET 3.8
16. Tom Gola*-PHW 3.8
17. Bob Cousy*-BOS 3.3
18. Carl Braun-NYK 3.2
19. Hal Greer*-SYR 3.2
20. Dick Garmaker-MNL 3.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 8.2
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 5.4
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 4.1
4. Tom Gola*-PHW 3.6
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 3.6
6. Red Kerr-SYR 3.6
7. Bob Pettit*-STL 3.5
8. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 3.5
9. Joe Graboski-PHW 3.3
10. Walter Dukes-DET 3.3
11. Woody Sauldsberry-PHW 3.3
12. Bill Sharman*-BOS 3.1
13. Dick McGuire*-DET 3.1
14. Paul Arizin*-PHW 3.0
15. Larry Costello-SYR 3.0
16. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 2.8
17. Cliff Hagan*-STL 2.8
18. Sam Jones*-BOS 2.7
19. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 2.7
20. Gene Shue-DET 2.6

Win Shares

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 14.8
2. Kenny Sears-NYK 13.3
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW 13.0
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 12.9
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 11.7
6. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 9.8
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 9.4
8. Red Kerr-SYR 8.7
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 8.7
10. Larry Costello-SYR 8.5
11. Richie Guerin*-NYK 8.4
12. Bill Sharman*-BOS 7.6
13. Tom Gola*-PHW 7.4
14. Jack Twyman*-CIN 7.3
15. Dick McGuire*-DET 6.9
16. George Yardley*-TOT 6.8
17. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 6.5
18. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 6.5
19. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 5.9
20. Gene Shue-DET 5.6

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Kenny Sears-NYK .256
2. Bob Pettit*-STL .246
3. Paul Arizin*-PHW .223
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .209
5. Bill Russell*-BOS .208
6. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .194
7. George Yardley*-TOT .177
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS .174
9. Sam Jones*-BOS .173
10. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .171
11. Elgin Baylor*-MNL .165
12. Dick McGuire*-DET .160
13. Richie Guerin*-NYK .158
14. Red Kerr-SYR .157
15. Bill Sharman*-BOS .154
16. Tom Gola*-PHW .153
17. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS .150
18. Larry Costello-SYR .148
19. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .142
20. Hal Greer*-SYR .132