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1957 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

1957 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Bob Pettit (298)
TRB: Bill Russell (244)
AST: Bob Cousy (93)
WS: Bob Pettit (1.7)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (3-0): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (3-0): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-0): Minneapolis Lakers over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): St. Louis Hawks over Fort Wayne Pistons (Series Stats)
Western Division Tiebreaker (1-0): St. Louis Hawks over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)

Team Stats

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 Minneapolis Lakers 5 1250 214 547 .391 214 547 .391 161 216 .745 334 114 147 589 117.8
2 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 480 91 209 .435 91 209 .435 53 72 .736 113 52 51 235 117.5
3 St. Louis Hawks 10 2550 395 1025 .385 395 1025 .385 347 489 .710 673 233 301 1137 113.7
4 Boston Celtics 10 2500 408 1106 .369 408 1106 .369 301 421 .715 729 229 303 1117 111.7
5 Syracuse Nationals 5 1200 163 483 .337 163 483 .337 143 185 .773 311 79 120 469 93.8
6 Philadelphia Warriors 2 480 70 197 .355 70 197 .355 36 54 .667 133 40 44 176 88.0
League Average 6 1410 224 595 .376 224 595 .376 174 240 .724 382 125 161 621 109.5

Opponent Stats

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 Philadelphia Warriors 2 480 194 97.0
2 Syracuse Nationals 5 1200 487 97.4
3 Boston Celtics 10 2500 1045 104.5
4 St. Louis Hawks 10 2550 1154 115.4
5 Minneapolis Lakers 5 1250 602 120.4
6 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 480 241 120.5
League Average 6 1410 621 109.5

Miscellaneous Stats

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
Rk Team G W L W/L% PW PL ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA
1 Boston Celtics 10 7 3 .700 7.2 2.8 .381 .369 .272
2 St. Louis Hawks 10 6 4 .600 4.5 5.5 .477 .385 .339
3 Minneapolis Lakers 5 2 3 .400 2.1 2.9 .395 .391 .294
4 Syracuse Nationals 5 2 3 .400 1.9 3.1 .383 .337 .296
5 Fort Wayne Pistons 2 0 2 .000 0.8 1.2 .344 .435 .254
6 Philadelphia Warriors 2 0 2 .000 0.4 1.6 .274 .355 .183
League Average 5.7 2.8 2.8 .500 2.9 2.8 .403 .376 .292

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 440
2. Slater Martin*-STL 439
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 430
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 409
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 377

Field Goals

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 98
2. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 90
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS 75
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 67
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 62

Field Goal Attempts

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 237
2. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 231
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 207
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 197
5. Slater Martin*-STL 155

Free Throws

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 102
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 68
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS 61
4. Slater Martin*-STL 56
5. Ed Macauley*-STL 54

Free Throw Attempts

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 133
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 91
3. Ed Macauley*-STL 74
  Slater Martin*-STL 74
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 69

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 244
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 168
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 117
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 112
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 90

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 93
2. Jack McMahon-STL 57
3. Slater Martin*-STL 49
4. Slick Leonard*-MNL 38
5. Jack Coleman-STL 33

Personal Fouls

1. Jack McMahon-STL 48
  Arnie Risen*-BOS 48
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 47
4. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 46
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 41

Points

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 298
2. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 229
3. Bill Sharman*-BOS 211
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 202
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 170

Field Goal Pct

1. Ed Kalafat-MNL .583
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .463
3. George Yardley*-FTW .453
4. Arnie Risen*-BOS .444
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .434

Free Throw Pct

1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .953
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .891
3. Slick Leonard*-MNL .885
4. Dick Schnittker-MNL .882
5. Dick Garmaker-MNL .844

Minutes Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 44.0
2. Slater Martin*-STL 43.9
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 43.0
  Dolph Schayes*-SYR 43.0
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 40.9

Points Per Game

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 29.8
2. Clyde Lovellette*-MNL 24.2
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 22.9
4. Slick Leonard*-MNL 21.4
  Dolph Schayes*-SYR 21.4

Rebounds Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 24.4
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 18.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 16.8
4. Walter Dukes-MNL 14.8
5. Red Kerr-SYR 13.8

Assists Per Game

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 9.3
2. Slick Leonard*-MNL 7.6
3. Jack McMahon-STL 5.7
4. Slater Martin*-STL 4.9
5. Jack Coleman-STL 3.3

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 25.1
2. Red Kerr-SYR 24.5
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 23.6
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 19.7
5. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 19.2

True Shooting Pct

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .565
2. Bob Pettit*-STL .504
3. Ed Macauley*-STL .502
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL .498
5. Arnie Risen*-BOS .495

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Ed Kalafat-MNL .583
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .463
3. George Yardley*-FTW .453
4. Arnie Risen*-BOS .444
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL .434

Assist Pct

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 31.8
2. Slick Leonard*-MNL 28.7
3. Jack McMahon-STL 23.9
4. Ed Conlin-SYR 18.0
5. Slater Martin*-STL 17.2

Offensive Win Shares

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.5
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1.0
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 0.8
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 0.8
5. Ed Macauley*-STL 0.7

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.5
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.1
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.8
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 0.5
5. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 0.5

Win Shares

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.7
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1.4
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.4
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.3
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.2

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .290
2. Arnie Risen*-BOS .235
3. Red Kerr-SYR .208
4. Bob Pettit*-STL .186
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .170