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1959-60 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Wilt Chamberlain (37.6/27.0/2.3)
Rookie of the Year: Wilt Chamberlain (37.6/27.0/2.3)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (37.6)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (27.0)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (9.5)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (17.0)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 59 16 .787 124.5 116.2 7.62
Philadelphia Warriors* 49 26 .653 10.0 118.6 116.0 2.77
Syracuse Nationals* 45 30 .600 14.0 118.9 116.3 2.77
New York Knicks 27 48 .360 32.0 117.3 119.6 -1.43
Western Division              
St. Louis Hawks* 46 29 .613 113.4 110.7 1.77
Detroit Pistons* 30 45 .400 16.0 111.6 115.0 -3.45
Minneapolis Lakers* 25 50 .333 21.0 107.3 111.5 -4.14
Cincinnati Royals 19 56 .253 27.0 111.1 117.4 -5.92

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-1): Philadelphia Warriors over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Detroit Pistons (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* 75 3744 8971 .417 3744 8971 .417 1849 2519 .734 6014 1849 1856 9337 124.5
2 Syracuse Nationals* 75 3406 8232 .414 3406 8232 .414 2105 2662 .791 5406 1676 1939 8917 118.9
3 Philadelphia Warriors* 75 3549 8678 .409 3549 8678 .409 1797 2686 .669 5916 1796 1715 8895 118.6
4 New York Knicks 75 3429 8153 .421 3429 8153 .421 1942 2539 .765 5251 1667 1940 8800 117.3
5 St. Louis Hawks* 75 3179 7580 .419 3179 7580 .419 2148 2885 .745 5343 1881 1995 8506 113.4
6 Detroit Pistons* 75 3146 7920 .397 3146 7920 .397 2075 2847 .729 5491 1472 1983 8367 111.6
7 Cincinnati Royals 75 3210 7786 .412 3210 7786 .412 1913 2672 .716 5251 1747 2097 8333 111.1
8 Minneapolis Lakers* 75 3040 7884 .386 3040 7884 .386 1965 2691 .730 5432 1444 1813 8045 107.3
League Average 75 3338 8151 .410 3338 8151 .410 1974 2688 .735 5513 1692 1917 8650 115.3

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 St. Louis Hawks* 75 8303 110.7
2 Minneapolis Lakers* 75 8362 111.5
3 Detroit Pistons* 75 8624 115.0
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 75 8698 116.0
5 Boston Celtics* 75 8713 116.2
6 Syracuse Nationals* 75 8720 116.3
7 Cincinnati Royals 75 8807 117.4
8 New York Knicks 75 8973 119.6
League Average 75 8650 115.3

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* 27.5 54 21 8.32 -0.70 7.62 91.0 84.9 136.3 .281 .417 .206 Boston Garden
2 Philadelphia Warriors* 26.2 43 32 2.63 0.15 2.77 88.7 86.8 133.3 .310 .409 .207 Philadelphia Civic Center
3 Syracuse Nationals* 27.0 43 32 2.63 0.15 2.77 93.1 91.0 127.2 .323 .414 .256 Onondaga War Memorial
4 St. Louis Hawks* 27.5 44 31 2.71 -0.93 1.77 94.0 91.8 120.0 .381 .419 .283 Kiel Auditorium
5 New York Knicks 26.4 32 43 -2.31 0.87 -1.43 93.0 94.9 125.9 .311 .421 .238 Madison Square Garden (III)
6 Detroit Pistons* 27.1 30 45 -3.43 -0.03 -3.45 89.8 92.6 123.1 .359 .397 .262 Detroit Olympia
7 Minneapolis Lakers* 25.0 28 47 -4.23 0.09 -4.14 87.7 91.2 121.2 .341 .386 .249 Minneapolis Armory
8 Cincinnati Royals 25.0 24 51 -6.32 0.40 -5.92 91.3 96.5 121.6 .343 .412 .246 Cincinnati Gardens
League Average 26.5 37 38 0.00 0.00 0.00 91.1 91.1 126.1 .330 .410 .242
Minutes Played
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 3338
  Gene Shue-DET 3338
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 3146
4. Jack Twyman*-CIN 3023
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 2896
Field Goals
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1065
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 870
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 755
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 719
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 673
Field Goal Attempts
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 2311
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 2063
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1781
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 1590
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1549
Free Throws
1. Jack Twyman*-CIN 598
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 577
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 564
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 544
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 533
Free Throw Attempts
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 991
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 770
3. Jack Twyman*-CIN 762
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 722
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 597
Total Rebounds
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1941
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1778
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1221
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1150
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 959
Assists
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 715
2. Guy Rodgers-PHW 482
3. Richie Guerin*-NYK 468
4. Larry Costello-SYR 449
5. Tom Gola*-PHW 409
Personal Fouls
1. Tom Gola*-PHW 311
2. Walter Dukes-DET 310
3. Bailey Howell*-DET 282
4. Jack Twyman*-CIN 275
  Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 275
Points
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 2707
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 2338
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 2074
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1882
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1859
Field Goal Pct
1. Kenny Sears-NYK .477
2. Hal Greer*-SYR .476
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .469
4. Bill Russell*-BOS .467
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .464
Free Throw Pct
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .893
2. Gene Shue-DET .873
3. Kenny Sears-NYK .868
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS .866
5. Larry Costello-SYR .862
Minutes Per Game
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 46.4
2. Gene Shue-DET 44.5
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 42.5
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 41.0
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 40.3
Points Per Game
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 37.6
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN 31.2
3. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 29.6
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 26.1
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 24.8
Rebounds Per Game
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 27.0
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 24.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 17.0
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 16.4
5. Willie Naulls-NYK 14.2
Assists Per Game
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 9.5
2. Guy Rodgers-PHW 7.1
3. Richie Guerin*-NYK 6.3
4. Larry Costello-SYR 6.3
5. Tom Gola*-PHW 5.5
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 28.0
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 25.2
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 23.7
4. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 23.3
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.0
True Shooting Pct
1. Kenny Sears-NYK .567
2. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .527
3. Larry Costello-SYR .523
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .522
5. George Yardley*-SYR .522
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Kenny Sears-NYK .477
2. Hal Greer*-SYR .476
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .468
4. Bill Russell*-BOS .467
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .464
Offensive Win Shares
1. Cliff Hagan*-STL 9.3
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 9.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 8.4
4. Kenny Sears-NYK 7.6
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 7.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 8.9
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 8.0
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 5.9
4. Tom Gola*-PHW 5.4
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 4.7
Win Shares
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 17.0
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 13.8
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 11.8
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 11.5
5. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 11.5
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .245
2. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .221
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .211
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .203
5. Kenny Sears-NYK .201