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1959 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

1959 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Elgin Baylor (331)
TRB: Bill Russell (305)
AST: Bob Cousy (119)
WS: Frank Ramsey (2.0)

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League Playoffs

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Finals (4-0): Boston Celtics over Minneapolis Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-2): Minneapolis Lakers over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (2-0): Syracuse Nationals over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (2-1): Minneapolis Lakers over Detroit Pistons (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 Boston Celtics 11 2640 515 1298 .397 515 1298 .397 326 437 .746 909 287 299 1356 123.3
2 Syracuse Nationals 9 2160 379 946 .401 379 946 .401 327 386 .847 639 206 257 1085 120.6
3 New York Knicks 2 480 90 248 .363 90 248 .363 58 76 .763 155 43 70 238 119.0
4 St. Louis Hawks 6 1465 235 547 .430 235 547 .430 178 241 .739 391 114 161 648 108.0
5 Minneapolis Lakers 13 3145 514 1313 .391 514 1313 .391 347 442 .785 837 252 366 1375 105.8
6 Detroit Pistons 3 720 111 277 .401 111 277 .401 86 107 .804 180 55 90 308 102.7
League Average 7 1768 307 772 .398 307 772 .398 220 282 .783 519 160 207 835 113.9

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 St. Louis Hawks 6 1465 605 100.8
2 Detroit Pistons 3 720 324 108.0
3 Minneapolis Lakers 13 3145 1443 111.0
4 Boston Celtics 11 2640 1271 115.5
5 Syracuse Nationals 9 2160 1107 123.0
6 New York Knicks 2 480 260 130.0
League Average 7 1768 835 113.9

Miscellaneous Stats

Advanced 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 11 8 3 .727 7.8 3.2 .337 .397 .251
2 Minneapolis Lakers 13 6 7 .462 4.4 8.6 .337 .391 .264
3 Syracuse Nationals 9 5 4 .556 3.9 5.1 .408 .401 .346
4 St. Louis Hawks 6 2 4 .333 4.3 1.7 .441 .430 .325
5 Detroit Pistons 3 1 2 .333 1.0 2.0 .386 .401 .310
6 New York Knicks 2 0 2 .000 0.4 1.6 .306 .363 .234
League Average 7.3 3.7 3.7 .500 3.6 3.7 .365 .398 .286

Playoff Leaders