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1961-62 NBA Standings

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (18.9/23.6/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Walt Bellamy (31.6/19.0/2.7)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (50.4)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (25.7)
APG Leader: Oscar Robertson (11.4)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (23.1)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 60 20 .750 121.1 111.9 8.25
Philadelphia Warriors* 49 31 .613 11.0 125.4 122.7 2.63
Syracuse Nationals* 41 39 .513 19.0 120.7 118.4 2.24
New York Knicks 29 51 .363 31.0 114.8 119.7 -3.98
Western Division              
Los Angeles Lakers* 54 26 .675 118.5 116.3 1.80
Cincinnati Royals* 43 37 .538 11.0 123.1 121.3 1.28
Detroit Pistons* 37 43 .463 17.0 115.4 117.1 -1.72
St. Louis Hawks 29 51 .363 25.0 118.9 122.1 -2.96
Chicago Packers 18 62 .225 36.0 110.9 119.4 -7.54

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 60-20 23-5 26-12 11-3 26-10 34-10 34-8 26-12 4-5 41-9 2-0 12-3 15-2 10-8 15-5 6-2
2 Los Angeles Lakers 54-26 26-5 18-13 10-8 21-13 33-13 33-13 21-13 14-3 18-12 5-1 10-5 15-5 11-4 9-8 4-3
3 Philadelphia Warriors 49-31 18-11 18-19 13-1 18-18 31-13 26-20 23-11 6-5 27-15 3-2 8-6 12-6 11-8 12-7 3-2
4 Cincinnati Royals 43-37 18-13 14-16 11-8 14-20 29-17 26-21 17-16 5-5 24-15 2-3 11-7 7-8 11-5 9-11 3-3
5 Syracuse Nationals 41-39 18-10 11-19 12-10 17-19 24-20 22-23 19-16 4-7 28-14 3-3 6-7 5-12 11-8 11-6 5-3
6 Detroit Pistons 37-43 16-14 8-17 13-12 13-21 24-22 20-25 17-18 7-6 8-21 0-4 8-6 7-10 9-11 9-7 4-5
7 New York Knicks 29-51 19-14 2-23 8-14 11-25 18-26 15-28 14-23 6-9 13-33 4-2 3-12 5-11 7-9 8-11 2-6
8 St. Louis Hawks 29-51 19-16 7-27 3-8 13-21 16-30 15-31 14-20 6-11 13-26 2-4 5-9 6-11 8-10 3-13 5-4
9 Chicago Packers 18-62 9-19 3-20 6-23 8-32 10-30 9-31 9-31 4-5 8-35 1-3 2-10 5-12 2-17 6-14 2-6

Team vs. Team

Rk Team BOS CHP CIN DET LAL NYK PHW STL SYR
1 Boston Celtics 9-1 7-1 5-3 6-3 8-4 8-4 7-2 10-2
2 Chicago Packers 1-9 1-9 3-7 2-8 6-4 0-10 4-6 1-9
3 Cincinnati Royals 1-7 9-1 6-6 5-7 5-4 3-5 9-3 5-4
4 Detroit Pistons 3-5 7-3 6-6 4-8 5-4 1-7 7-5 4-5
5 Los Angeles Lakers 3-6 8-2 7-5 8-4 6-2 6-3 10-2 6-2
6 New York Knicks 4-8 4-6 4-5 4-5 2-6 4-8 4-4 3-9
7 Philadelphia Warriors 4-8 10-0 5-3 7-1 3-6 8-4 6-3 6-6
8 St. Louis Hawks 2-7 6-4 3-9 5-7 2-10 4-4 3-6 4-4
9 Syracuse Nationals 2-10 9-1 4-5 5-4 2-6 9-3 6-6 4-4