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1960-61 NBA Standings

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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

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 57-22 21-7 24-11 12-4 28-11 29-11 32-13 25-9 12-7 34-10 2-1 12-2 10-8 14-5 12-5 7-1
2 St. Louis Hawks 51-28 29-5 15-20 7-3 26-14 25-14 28-15 23-13 13-5 26-17 3-1 9-5 12-4 10-8 11-9 6-1
3 Philadelphia Warriors 46-33 23-6 12-21 11-6 22-17 24-16 28-15 18-18 14-10 15-13 3-0 11-6 9-6 8-9 12-8 3-4
4 Syracuse Nationals 38-41 19-9 8-21 11-11 18-21 20-20 19-24 19-17 8-10 24-16 1-3 5-7 8-8 10-9 12-6 2-8
5 Los Angeles Lakers 36-43 16-12 8-20 12-11 17-23 19-20 19-28 17-15 6-12 18-16 1-5 10-6 4-12 8-9 9-8 4-3
6 Detroit Pistons 34-45 20-11 3-19 11-15 16-24 18-21 18-26 16-19 8-10 14-20 2-1 5-11 7-7 11-10 5-12 4-4
7 Cincinnati Royals 33-46 18-13 8-19 7-14 17-23 16-23 22-28 11-18 9-10 8-25 5-2 4-13 9-8 6-12 6-9 3-2
8 New York Knicks 21-58 10-22 7-25 4-11 10-29 11-29 14-31 7-27 6-12 7-29 1-5 4-10 5-11 6-11 4-14 1-7

Team vs. Team

Rk Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHW STL SYR
1 Boston Celtics 7-3 8-2 8-2 10-3 8-5 6-4 10-3
2 Cincinnati Royals 3-7 2-11 8-5 8-2 2-8 6-7 4-6
3 Detroit Pistons 2-8 11-2 4-9 5-5 5-5 3-10 4-6
4 Los Angeles Lakers 2-8 5-8 9-4 7-3 2-8 5-8 6-4
5 New York Knicks 3-10 2-8 5-5 3-7 2-11 1-9 5-8
6 Philadelphia Warriors 5-8 8-2 5-5 8-2 11-2 3-7 6-7
7 St. Louis Hawks 4-6 7-6 10-3 8-5 9-1 7-3 6-4
8 Syracuse Nationals 3-10 6-4 6-4 4-6 8-5 7-6 4-6