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1964-65 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bill Russell (14.1/24.1/5.3)
Rookie of the Year: Willis Reed (19.5/14.7/1.7)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (34.7)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (24.1)
APG Leader: Oscar Robertson (11.5)
WS Leader: Oscar Robertson (17.0)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W-L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Boston Celtics* 62 18 .775 112.8 104.4 7.46
Cincinnati Royals* 48 32 .600 14.0 114.2 111.9 2.04
Philadelphia 76ers* 40 40 .500 22.0 112.5 112.7 -0.13
New York Knicks 31 49 .388 31.0 107.4 111.1 -3.26
Western Division              
Los Angeles Lakers* 49 31 .613 111.9 109.9 1.70
St. Louis Hawks* 45 35 .563 4.0 108.8 105.8 2.68
Baltimore Bullets* 37 43 .463 12.0 113.6 115.8 -1.97
Detroit Pistons 31 49 .388 18.0 108.5 111.9 -3.03
San Francisco Warriors 17 63 .213 32.0 105.8 112.0 -5.49

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Baltimore Bullets (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-1): Philadelphia 76ers over Cincinnati Royals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-1): Baltimore Bullets over St. Louis Hawks (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 Cincinnati Royals* 80 19325 3482 7797 .447 3482 7797 .447 2170 2866 .757 5387 1843 1992 9134 114.2
2 Baltimore Bullets* 80 19375 3421 7734 .442 3421 7734 .442 2245 3144 .714 5298 1676 2119 9087 113.6
3 Boston Celtics* 80 19275 3567 8609 .414 3567 8609 .414 1890 2587 .731 5748 1772 2065 9024 112.8
4 Philadelphia 76ers* 80 19275 3391 8028 .422 3391 8028 .422 2221 3011 .738 5246 1692 2096 9003 112.5
5 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 19350 3336 7628 .437 3336 7628 .437 2276 2984 .763 5231 1601 1998 8948 111.9
6 St. Louis Hawks* 80 19225 3269 7710 .424 3269 7710 .424 2168 2947 .736 5208 1691 2069 8706 108.8
7 Detroit Pistons 80 19325 3467 8297 .418 3467 8297 .418 1747 2537 .689 5394 1609 2058 8681 108.5
8 New York Knicks 80 19500 3339 7834 .426 3339 7834 .426 1915 2684 .713 5206 1550 2283 8593 107.4
9 San Francisco Warriors 80 19350 3323 8245 .403 3323 8245 .403 1819 2844 .640 5715 1653 2002 8465 105.8
League Average 80 19333 3399 7987 .426 3399 7987 .426 2050 2845 .721 5381 1676 2076 8849 110.6

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* 80 19275 8351 104.4
2 St. Louis Hawks* 80 19225 8464 105.8
3 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 19350 8795 109.9
4 New York Knicks 80 19500 8886 111.1
5 Cincinnati Royals* 80 19325 8952 111.9
6 Detroit Pistons 80 19325 8954 111.9
7 San Francisco Warriors 80 19350 8960 112.0
8 Philadelphia 76ers* 80 19275 9015 112.7
9 Baltimore Bullets* 80 19375 9264 115.8
League Average 80 19333 8849 110.6

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 60 20 8.41 -0.93 7.46 90.9 84.2 123.6 .300 .414 .220 Boston Garden
2 St. Louis Hawks* 27.1 48 32 3.03 -0.34 2.68 94.5 91.8 115.1 .382 .424 .281 Kiel Auditorium
3 Cincinnati Royals* 26.5 46 34 2.28 -0.26 2.04 98.0 96.0 115.8 .368 .447 .278 Cincinnati Gardens
4 Los Angeles Lakers* 26.4 45 35 1.91 -0.21 1.70 97.4 95.8 113.9 .391 .437 .298 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
5 Philadelphia 76ers* 27.6 40 40 -0.15 0.02 -0.13 94.1 94.2 119.1 .375 .422 .277 Convention Hall
6 Baltimore Bullets* 26.1 35 45 -2.21 0.25 -1.97 96.8 98.7 116.2 .407 .442 .290 Baltimore Civic Center
7 Detroit Pistons 24.4 31 49 -3.41 0.38 -3.03 90.5 93.3 119.2 .306 .418 .211 Cobo Arena
8 New York Knicks 25.5 31 49 -3.66 0.41 -3.26 93.2 96.4 113.5 .343 .426 .244 Madison Square Garden (III)
9 San Francisco Warriors 25.6 25 55 -6.19 0.69 -5.49 87.7 92.8 119.7 .345 .403 .221 San Francisco Civic Auditorium
League Average 26.4 40 40 0.00 0.00 0.00 93.6 93.6 117.3 .356 .426 .257
Minutes Played
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 3466
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 3421
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 3301
  Walt Bellamy*-BAL 3301
5. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 3173
Field Goals
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 1063
2. Jerry West*-LAL 822
3. Sam Jones*-BOS 821
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 807
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 763
Field Goal Attempts
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 2083
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1903
3. Sam Jones*-BOS 1818
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 1681
5. Jerry West*-LAL 1655
Free Throws
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 665
2. Jerry West*-LAL 648
3. Walt Bellamy*-BAL 515
4. Bailey Howell*-BAL 504
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 483
Free Throw Attempts
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 880
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 793
3. Jerry West*-LAL 789
4. Walt Bellamy*-BAL 752
5. Bailey Howell*-BAL 629
Total Rebounds
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1878
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 1673
3. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 1395
4. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 1321
5. Willis Reed*-NYK 1175
Assists
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 861
2. Guy Rodgers-SFW 565
3. K.C. Jones*-BOS 437
4. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 431
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 410
Personal Fouls
1. Bailey Howell*-BAL 345
2. Willis Reed*-NYK 339
3. Zelmo Beaty-STL 328
4. Kevin Loughery-BAL 320
5. Tom Sanders-BOS 318
Points
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 2534
2. Jerry West*-LAL 2292
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2279
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 2070
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2009
Field Goal Pct
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT .510
2. Walt Bellamy*-BAL .509
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .498
4. Jerry West*-LAL .497
5. Bailey Howell*-BAL .495
Free Throw Pct
1. Larry Costello-PHI .877
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .839
3. Howard Komives-NYK .835
4. Adrian Smith-CIN .830
5. Jerry West*-LAL .821
Minutes Per Game
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 45.6
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 45.2
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 44.4
4. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 43.4
5. Jerry West*-LAL 41.4
Points Per Game
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 34.7
2. Jerry West*-LAL 31.0
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 30.4
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 27.1
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 25.9
Rebounds Per Game
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 24.1
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 22.9
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 20.0
4. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 18.1
5. Willis Reed*-NYK 14.7
Assists Per Game
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 11.5
2. Guy Rodgers-SFW 7.2
3. K.C. Jones*-BOS 5.6
4. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 5.5
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 5.3
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 28.6
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 26.7
3. Jerry West*-LAL 25.0
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 22.6
5. Walt Bellamy*-BAL 21.7
True Shooting Pct
1. Bailey Howell*-BAL .583
2. Jerry West*-LAL .572
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .561
4. Walt Bellamy*-BAL .559
5. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .551
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT .510
2. Walt Bellamy*-BAL .509
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN .498
4. Jerry West*-LAL .497
5. Bailey Howell*-BAL .495
Assist Pct
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 37.8
2. Guy Rodgers-SFW 30.5
3. Richie Guerin*-STL 23.9
4. K.C. Jones*-BOS 21.9
5. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 21.6
Offensive Win Shares
1. Jerry West*-LAL 14.8
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 14.3
3. Walt Bellamy*-BAL 11.2
4. Bailey Howell*-BAL 10.1
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 9.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 14.4
2. K.C. Jones*-BOS 6.2
3. Tom Sanders-BOS 5.5
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 5.5
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 5.5
Win Shares
1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 17.0
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 16.9
3. Jerry West*-LAL 16.7
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT 15.1
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 12.8
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Jerry West*-LAL .261
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .238
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .234
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-TOT .219
5. Sam Jones*-BOS .213