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1965-66 NBA Season Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Wilt Chamberlain (33.5/24.6/5.2)
Rookie of the Year: Rick Barry (25.7/10.6/2.2)

PPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (33.5)
RPG Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (24.6)
APG Leader: Oscar Robertson (11.1)
WS Leader: Wilt Chamberlain (21.4)

League Standings

Playoff teams are marked with an asterisk (*)
Team W L W/L% GB PS/G PA/G SRS
Eastern Division              
Philadelphia 76ers* 55 25 .688 117.3 112.7 4.16
Boston Celtics* 54 26 .675 1.0 112.7 107.8 4.34
Cincinnati Royals* 45 35 .563 10.0 117.8 116.6 1.03
New York Knicks 30 50 .375 25.0 116.7 119.3 -2.31
Western Division              
Los Angeles Lakers* 45 35 .563 119.5 116.4 2.76
Baltimore Bullets* 38 42 .475 7.0 118.3 119.5 -1.06
St. Louis Hawks* 36 44 .450 9.0 111.4 112.0 -0.50
San Francisco Warriors 35 45 .438 10.0 115.5 118.2 -2.36
Detroit Pistons 22 58 .275 23.0 110.3 117.2 -6.07

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Boston Celtics over Cincinnati Royals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-0): St. Louis Hawks over Baltimore Bullets (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 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 19250 3597 8109 .444 3597 8109 .444 2363 3057 .773 5334 1936 2035 9557 119.5
2 Baltimore Bullets* 80 19250 3599 8210 .438 3599 8210 .438 2267 3186 .712 5542 1890 2199 9465 118.3
3 Cincinnati Royals* 80 19275 3610 8123 .444 3610 8123 .444 2204 2906 .758 5559 1818 2033 9424 117.8
4 Philadelphia 76ers* 80 19250 3650 8189 .446 3650 8189 .446 2087 3141 .664 5652 1905 2094 9387 117.3
5 New York Knicks 80 19275 3559 7910 .450 3559 7910 .450 2217 3078 .720 5119 1896 2227 9335 116.7
6 San Francisco Warriors 80 19225 3557 8512 .418 3557 8512 .418 2129 2879 .739 5727 1872 2069 9243 115.5
7 Boston Celtics* 80 19225 3488 8367 .417 3488 8367 .417 2038 2758 .739 5591 1795 2012 9014 112.7
8 St. Louis Hawks* 80 19200 3379 7836 .431 3379 7836 .431 2155 2870 .751 5167 1782 2179 8913 111.4
9 Detroit Pistons 80 19200 3475 8502 .409 3475 8502 .409 1877 2734 .687 5427 1569 2016 8827 110.3
League Average 80 19239 3546 8195 .433 3546 8195 .433 2149 2957 .727 5458 1829 2096 9241 115.5

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 19225 8623 107.8
2 St. Louis Hawks* 80 19200 8958 112.0
3 Philadelphia 76ers* 80 19250 9013 112.7
4 Los Angeles Lakers* 80 19250 9309 116.4
5 Cincinnati Royals* 80 19275 9331 116.6
6 Detroit Pistons 80 19200 9373 117.2
7 San Francisco Warriors 80 19225 9455 118.2
8 New York Knicks 80 19275 9543 119.3
9 Baltimore Bullets* 80 19250 9560 119.5
League Average 80 19239 9241 115.5

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* 28.8 52 28 4.89 -0.54 4.34 92.3 88.3 122.0 .330 .470 .417 .244 Boston Garden
2 Philadelphia 76ers* 26.5 51 29 4.68 -0.52 4.16 95.3 91.5 122.8 .384 .490 .446 .255 Convention Hall
3 Los Angeles Lakers* 26.5 47 33 3.10 -0.34 2.76 98.3 95.7 121.2 .377 .505 .444 .291 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
4 Cincinnati Royals* 26.8 43 37 1.16 -0.13 1.03 97.5 96.5 120.4 .358 .501 .444 .271 Cincinnati Gardens
5 St. Louis Hawks* 27.4 39 41 -0.56 0.06 -0.50 95.6 96.1 116.6 .366 .490 .431 .275 Kiel Auditorium
6 Baltimore Bullets* 27.8 37 43 -1.19 0.13 -1.06 95.8 96.8 123.1 .388 .492 .438 .276 Baltimore Civic Center
7 New York Knicks 25.4 34 46 -2.60 0.29 -2.31 97.8 99.9 118.9 .389 .504 .450 .280 Madison Square Garden (III)
8 San Francisco Warriors 25.6 34 46 -2.65 0.29 -2.36 92.6 94.8 124.6 .338 .473 .418 .250 San Francisco Civic Auditorium
9 Detroit Pistons 25.0 24 56 -6.83 0.76 -6.07 89.4 94.9 123.4 .322 .455 .409 .221 Cobo Arena
League Average 26.6 40 40 0.00 0.00 0.00 94.9 94.9 121.4 .361 .487 .433 .262

Minutes Played

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 3737
2. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 3517
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 3493
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 3386
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 3352

Field Goals

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 1074
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 818
  Jerry West*-LAL 818
4. Rick Barry*-SFW 745
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 703

Field Goal Attempts

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 1990
2. Jerry West*-LAL 1731
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 1723
4. Rick Barry*-SFW 1698
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 1580

Free Throws

1. Jerry West*-LAL 840
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 742
3. Rick Barry*-SFW 569
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 501
5. Dick Barnett-NYK 467

Free Throw Attempts

1. Jerry West*-LAL 977
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 976
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 881
4. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 689
5. Rick Barry*-SFW 660

Total Rebounds

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 1943
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1779
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 1668
4. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 1312
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 1254

Assists

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 847
2. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 846
3. K.C. Jones*-BOS 503
4. Jerry West*-LAL 480
5. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 429

Personal Fouls

1. Zelmo Beaty-STL 344
2. Bill Bridges-STL 333
3. Willis Reed*-NYK 323
4. Tom Sanders*-BOS 317
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 315

Points

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 2649
2. Jerry West*-LAL 2476
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2378
4. Rick Barry*-SFW 2059
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 1820

Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI .540
2. Johnny Green-TOT .536
3. Walt Bellamy*-TOT .506
4. Al Attles-SFW .503
5. Happy Hairston-CIN .489

Free Throw Pct

1. Larry Siegfried-BOS .881
2. Rick Barry*-SFW .862
3. Howard Komives-NYK .861
4. Jerry West*-LAL .860
5. Adrian Smith-CIN .850

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 47.3
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 46.0
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 44.5
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 43.4
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 41.9

Points Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 33.5
2. Jerry West*-LAL 31.3
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 31.3
4. Rick Barry*-SFW 25.7
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 23.5

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 24.6
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.8
3. Jerry Lucas*-CIN 21.1
4. Nate Thurmond*-SFW 18.0
5. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 15.7

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 11.1
2. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 10.7
3. K.C. Jones*-BOS 6.3
4. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 6.2
5. Jerry West*-LAL 6.1

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 28.3
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 25.2
3. Jerry West*-LAL 24.6
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 21.7
5. Rick Barry*-SFW 20.0

True Shooting Pct

1. Jerry West*-LAL .573
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .563
3. Bailey Howell*-BAL .555
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI .547
5. Johnny Green-TOT .547

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI .540
2. Johnny Green-TOT .536
3. Walt Bellamy*-TOT .506
4. Al Attles-SFW .503
5. Happy Hairston-CIN .489

Assist Pct

1. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 40.3
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 34.5
3. Mahdi Abdul-Rahman-LAL 24.6
4. Richie Guerin*-STL 23.3
5. K.C. Jones*-BOS 22.7

Offensive Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 14.4
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 13.6
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 12.9
4. Walt Bellamy*-TOT 8.3
5. Dick Barnett-NYK 7.5

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 11.4
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 8.5
3. K.C. Jones*-BOS 5.6
4. Guy Rodgers*-SFW 4.2
5. John Havlicek*-BOS 4.1

Win Shares

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 21.4
2. Jerry West*-LAL 17.1
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 16.9
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 11.7
5. Rick Barry*-SFW 10.4

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI .275
2. Jerry West*-LAL .256
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .232
4. Sam Jones*-BOS .222
5. Bailey Howell*-BAL .179