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1962-63 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (16.8/23.6/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Terry Dischinger (25.5/8.0/3.1)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (44.8)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (24.3)
APG Leader: Guy Rodgers (10.4)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (20.9)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 58 22 .725 118.8 111.6 6.38
Syracuse Nationals* 48 32 .600 10.0 121.6 117.8 3.40
Cincinnati Royals* 42 38 .525 16.0 119.1 117.8 1.24
New York Knicks 21 59 .263 37.0 110.5 117.7 -6.20
Western Division              
Los Angeles Lakers* 53 27 .663 115.5 112.4 2.67
St. Louis Hawks* 48 32 .600 5.0 109.6 107.8 1.38
Detroit Pistons* 34 46 .425 19.0 113.9 117.6 -3.38
San Francisco Warriors 31 49 .388 22.0 118.5 120.6 -1.86
Chicago Zephyrs 25 55 .313 28.0 109.9 114.0 -3.63

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Cincinnati Royals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Cincinnati Royals over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-1): St. Louis Hawks 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* 80 3690 8290 .445 3690 8290 .445 2350 3005 .782 5516 1742 2277 9730 121.6
2 Cincinnati Royals* 80 3672 7998 .459 3672 7998 .459 2183 2923 .747 5561 1931 2203 9527 119.1
3 Boston Celtics* 80 3746 8779 .427 3746 8779 .427 2012 2777 .725 5818 1960 2090 9504 118.8
4 San Francisco Warriors 80 3805 8449 .450 3805 8449 .450 1870 2797 .669 5359 1906 1882 9480 118.5
5 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 3506 7948 .441 3506 7948 .441 2230 2931 .761 5282 1739 1775 9242 115.5
6 Detroit Pistons* 80 3534 8188 .432 3534 8188 .432 2044 2852 .717 5315 1731 2181 9112 113.9
7 New York Knicks 80 3433 8007 .429 3433 8007 .429 1971 2778 .710 4952 1658 2144 8837 110.5
8 Chicago Zephyrs 80 3371 7448 .453 3371 7448 .453 2053 2944 .697 5145 1773 2065 8795 109.9
9 St. Louis Hawks* 80 3355 7780 .431 3355 7780 .431 2056 2820 .729 5096 1902 2077 8766 109.6
League Average 80 3568 8099 .441 3568 8099 .441 2085 2870 .727 5338 1816 2077 9221 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* 80 8624 107.8
2 Boston Celtics* 80 8930 111.6
3 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 8992 112.4
4 Chicago Zephyrs 80 9122 114.0
5 Detroit Pistons* 80 9408 117.6
6 New York Knicks 80 9417 117.7
7 Cincinnati Royals* 80 9426 117.8
8 Syracuse Nationals* 80 9427 117.8
9 San Francisco Warriors 80 9647 120.6
League Average 80 9221 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 TS% eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
1 Boston Celtics* 28.3 56 24 7.18 -0.80 6.38 93.0 87.4 127.3 .316 .475 .427 .229 Boston Garden
2 Syracuse Nationals* 26.7 49 31 3.79 -0.39 3.40 98.4 95.3 123.3 .362 .506 .445 .283 Onondaga War Memorial
3 Los Angeles Lakers* 26.2 48 32 3.13 -0.46 2.67 97.4 94.7 117.8 .369 .500 .441 .281 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
4 St. Louis Hawks* 26.1 45 35 1.78 -0.39 1.38 94.8 93.3 115.6 .362 .486 .431 .264 Kiel Auditorium
5 Cincinnati Royals* 26.0 43 37 1.26 -0.03 1.24 99.4 98.3 119.0 .365 .513 .459 .273 Cincinnati Gardens
6 San Francisco Warriors 25.7 35 45 -2.09 0.22 -1.86 95.2 96.8 123.2 .331 .490 .450 .221 Cow Palace
7 Detroit Pistons* 24.9 31 49 -3.70 0.32 -3.38 94.2 97.3 120.3 .348 .482 .432 .250 Cobo Arena
8 Chicago Zephyrs 25.3 30 50 -4.09 0.45 -3.63 97.5 101.1 112.2 .395 .503 .453 .276 Chicago Coliseum
9 New York Knicks 27.7 23 57 -7.25 1.06 -6.20 93.5 99.7 117.5 .347 .479 .429 .246 Madison Square Garden (III)
League Average 26.4 40 40 0.00 0.00 0.00 95.9 95.9 119.6 .354 .493 .441 .258

Minutes Played

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 3806
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 3521
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 3500
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 3370
5. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 3306

Field Goals

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 1463
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1029
3. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 840
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 825
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 778

Field Goal Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 2770
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2273
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1746
4. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 1595
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 1593

Free Throws

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 685
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 661
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 660
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 614
5. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 553

Free Throw Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 1113
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 885
3. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 821
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 790
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 758

Total Rebounds

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 1946
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1843
3. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 1309
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1191
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1146

Assists

1. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 825
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 758
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 515
4. Si Green-CHZ 422
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 386

Personal Fouls

1. Zelmo Beaty-STL 312
2. Bailey Howell*-DET 300
3. Bob Boozer-CIN 299
4. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 296
5. Tom Gola*-TOT 295

Points

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 3586
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2719
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2264
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 2241
5. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 2233

Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW .528
2. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ .527
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .518
4. Bailey Howell*-DET .516
5. Terry Dischinger-CHZ .512

Free Throw Pct

1. Larry Costello-SYR .881
2. Richie Guerin*-NYK .848
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .837
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS .835
5. Hal Greer*-SYR .834

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 47.6
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 44.9
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 44.0
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 42.1
5. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 41.3

Points Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 44.8
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 34.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 28.4
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 28.3
5. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 27.9

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 24.3
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 23.6
3. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 16.4
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 15.1
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 14.3

Assists Per Game

1. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 10.4
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 9.5
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 6.8
4. Si Green-CHZ 5.8
5. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 5.1

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 31.8
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 26.6
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 25.0
4. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 24.9
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 24.6

True Shooting Pct

1. Bailey Howell*-DET .589
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .588
3. Terry Dischinger-CHZ .578
4. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ .571
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW .550

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW .528
2. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ .527
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .518
4. Bailey Howell*-DET .516
5. Terry Dischinger-CHZ .512

Offensive Win Shares

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 16.0
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 14.1
3. Walt Bellamy*-CHZ 12.6
4. Bailey Howell*-DET 11.1
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 9.3

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 12.6
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 5.8
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 5.1
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 5.1
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 5.0

Win Shares

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW 20.9
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 16.8
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 14.4
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 14.3
5. Bailey Howell*-DET 14.0

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-SFW .264
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .229
3. Bailey Howell*-DET .226
4. Bob Pettit*-STL .222
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .205