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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 (*)
Advanced 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