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1960-61 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (16.9/23.9/3.4)
Rookie of the Year: Oscar Robertson (30.5/10.1/9.7)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (38.4)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (27.2)
APG Leader: Oscar Robertson (9.7)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (18.8)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 57 22 .722 119.7 114.1 4.93
Philadelphia Warriors* 46 33 .582 11.0 121.0 120.1 0.88
Syracuse Nationals* 38 41 .481 19.0 121.3 119.2 1.92
New York Knicks 21 58 .266 36.0 113.7 120.1 -5.44
Western Division              
St. Louis Hawks* 51 28 .646 118.8 115.2 2.98
Los Angeles Lakers* 36 43 .456 15.0 114.0 114.1 -0.12
Detroit Pistons* 34 45 .430 17.0 118.6 121.0 -2.12
Cincinnati Royals 33 46 .418 18.0 117.9 121.3 -3.04

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): St. Louis Hawks over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-2): Los Angeles 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 Syracuse Nationals* 79 3654 8746 .418 3654 8746 .418 2278 2948 .773 5726 1786 2280 9586 121.3
2 Philadelphia Warriors* 79 3768 8883 .424 3768 8883 .424 2022 3108 .651 5938 1959 1936 9558 121.0
3 Boston Celtics* 79 3699 9295 .398 3699 9295 .398 2062 2804 .735 6131 1872 2032 9460 119.7
4 St. Louis Hawks* 79 3618 8795 .411 3618 8795 .411 2147 2921 .735 5994 2136 2135 9383 118.8
5 Detroit Pistons* 79 3481 8357 .417 3481 8357 .417 2408 3240 .743 5813 1866 2157 9370 118.6
6 Cincinnati Royals 79 3626 8281 .438 3626 8281 .438 2060 2761 .746 5581 2107 2159 9312 117.9
7 Los Angeles Lakers* 79 3401 8430 .403 3401 8430 .403 2204 2999 .735 5816 1728 2043 9006 114.0
8 New York Knicks 79 3422 8347 .410 3422 8347 .410 2135 2838 .752 5315 1822 2223 8979 113.7
League Average 79 3584 8642 .415 3584 8642 .415 2165 2952 .733 5789 1910 2121 9332 118.1

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 Boston Celtics* 79 9013 114.1
2 Los Angeles Lakers* 79 9010 114.1
3 St. Louis Hawks* 79 9102 115.2
4 Syracuse Nationals* 79 9416 119.2
5 New York Knicks 79 9486 120.1
6 Philadelphia Warriors* 79 9484 120.1
7 Detroit Pistons* 79 9558 121.0
8 Cincinnati Royals 79 9585 121.3
League Average 79 9332 118.1

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* 28.3 52 27 5.66 -0.72 4.93 88.7 84.5 134.4 .302 .398 .222 Boston Garden
2 St. Louis Hawks* 27.4 48 31 3.56 -0.58 2.98 91.4 88.7 129.1 .332 .411 .244 Kiel Auditorium
3 Syracuse Nationals* 26.7 44 35 2.15 -0.23 1.92 93.6 91.9 129.1 .337 .418 .260 Onondaga War Memorial
4 Philadelphia Warriors* 27.0 42 37 0.94 -0.06 0.88 91.2 90.5 132.0 .350 .424 .228 Philadelphia Civic Center
5 Los Angeles Lakers* 25.2 39 40 -0.05 -0.07 -0.12 90.8 90.9 124.9 .356 .403 .261 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
6 Detroit Pistons* 25.8 34 45 -2.38 0.26 -2.12 93.8 95.6 126.0 .388 .417 .288 Detroit Olympia
7 Cincinnati Royals 24.4 32 47 -3.46 0.41 -3.04 95.6 98.4 122.8 .333 .438 .249 Cincinnati Gardens
8 New York Knicks 26.2 25 54 -6.42 0.98 -5.44 91.9 97.1 122.9 .340 .410 .256 Madison Square Garden (III)
League Average 26.4 40 39 0.00 0.00 0.00 92.1 92.1 127.7 .342 .415 .250

Minutes Played

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 3773
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 3458
3. Gene Shue-DET 3361
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 3133
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 3032

Field Goals

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1251
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 931
3. Jack Twyman*-CIN 796
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 769
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 756

Field Goal Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 2457
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2166
3. Willie Naulls-NYK 1723
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1720
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 1632

Free Throws

1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 680
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 676
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 653
4. Bailey Howell*-DET 601
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 582

Free Throw Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1054
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 863
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 804
4. Bailey Howell*-DET 798
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 794

Total Rebounds

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 2149
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1868
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1540
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1447
5. Bailey Howell*-DET 1111

Assists

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 690
2. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 677
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 587
4. Gene Shue-DET 530
5. Richie Guerin*-NYK 503

Personal Fouls

1. Paul Arizin*-PHW 335
2. Tom Gola*-PHW 321
3. Walter Dukes-DET 313
4. Richie Guerin*-NYK 310
5. Ray Felix-LAL 302

Points

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 3033
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2538
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2165
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 2120
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 1997

Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .509
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN .488
3. Larry Costello-SYR .482
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .472
5. Bailey Howell*-DET .469

Free Throw Pct

1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .921
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .869
3. Gene Shue-DET .856
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .833
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW .833

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 47.8
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 44.3
3. Gene Shue-DET 43.1
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 42.9
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 42.7

Points Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 38.4
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 34.8
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 30.5
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 27.9
5. Jack Twyman*-CIN 25.3

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 27.2
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 23.9
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 20.3
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 19.8
5. Bailey Howell*-DET 14.4

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 9.7
2. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 8.7
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 7.7
4. Gene Shue-DET 6.8
5. Richie Guerin*-NYK 6.4

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 28.2
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 27.8
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 25.9
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 25.2
5. Bailey Howell*-DET 21.2

True Shooting Pct

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .555
2. Bailey Howell*-DET .552
3. Larry Costello-SYR .546
4. Jack Twyman*-CIN .532
5. Kenny Sears-NYK .527

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .509
2. Jack Twyman*-CIN .488
3. Larry Costello-SYR .482
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .472
5. Bailey Howell*-DET .469

Offensive Win Shares

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 13.0
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 12.3
3. Bailey Howell*-DET 10.1
4. Jack Twyman*-CIN 9.4
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 9.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 11.3
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 6.5
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 6.5
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 6.3
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 5.7

Win Shares

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 18.8
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 14.9
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 14.8
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 13.2
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 13.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .240
2. Bob Pettit*-STL .237
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .227
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .210
5. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .193