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1959 NBA Playoffs Leaders

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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)

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 556
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 496
3. Slick Leonard-MNL 467
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 460
5. Dick Garmaker-MNL 439
6. Larry Foust-MNL 404
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 371
8. Larry Costello-SYR 361
9. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 351
10. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 348
Field Goals
1. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 122
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 95
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 91
4. George Yardley*-SYR 83
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 82
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 78
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 73
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS 72
9. Dick Garmaker-MNL 70
10. Bill Russell*-BOS 65
Field Goal Attempts
1. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 303
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 221
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 220
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 195
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 193
6. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 192
7. George Yardley*-SYR 189
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 177
9. Slick Leonard-MNL 173
10. Dick Garmaker-MNL 165
Free Throws
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 98
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 87
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 70
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 65
5. George Yardley*-SYR 60
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 57
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 56
8. Bob Pettit*-STL 51
  Larry Costello-SYR 51
10. Dick Garmaker-MNL 49
Free Throw Attempts
1. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 113
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 107
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 94
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 81
5. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 73
6. George Yardley*-SYR 70
7. Bill Russell*-BOS 67
8. Bob Pettit*-STL 65
9. Dick Garmaker-MNL 63
10. Larry Costello-SYR 61
Total Rebounds
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 305
2. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 156
3. Larry Foust-MNL 136
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 117
5. Red Kerr-SYR 108
6. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 98
7. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 93
  Boo Ellis-MNL 93
9. George Yardley*-SYR 87
10. Jim Krebs-MNL 77
Assists
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 119
2. Slick Leonard-MNL 70
3. Larry Costello-SYR 54
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 43
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 41
6. Bill Russell*-BOS 40
7. Dick Garmaker-MNL 39
8. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 32
  Jack McMahon-STL 32
10. Bill Sharman*-BOS 28
Personal Fouls
1. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 54
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 52
  Elgin Baylor*-MNL 52
4. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 49
5. Larry Foust-MNL 47
6. Dick Garmaker-MNL 44
7. Al Bianchi-SYR 41
  Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 41
9. Gene Conley-BOS 40
  Larry Costello-SYR 40
Points
1. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 331
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 255
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 254
4. George Yardley*-SYR 226
5. Bill Sharman*-BOS 221
6. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 219
7. Bob Cousy*-BOS 214
8. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 202
9. Dick Garmaker-MNL 189
10. Cliff Hagan*-STL 171
  Bill Russell*-BOS 171
Field Goal Pct
1. Dick McGuire*-DET .625
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .512
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .500
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .495
5. Gene Shue-DET .467
6. Al Bianchi-SYR .460
7. Larry Costello-SYR .446
8. George Yardley*-SYR .439
9. Boo Ellis-MNL .438
10. Bill Sharman*-BOS .425
Free Throw Pct
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .966
2. Jim Krebs-MNL .957
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .916
4. Red Kerr-SYR .909
5. Ed Fleming-MNL .880
6. Kenny Sears-NYK .867
7. Richie Guerin*-NYK .857
  Hot Rod Hundley-MNL .857
  George Yardley*-SYR .857
10. Sam Jones*-BOS .846
Minutes Per Game
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 45.1
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL 43.2
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 42.8
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 42.8
5. Bob Cousy*-BOS 41.8
6. Jack McMahon-STL 41.7
7. Larry Costello-SYR 40.1
8. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 39.0
9. George Yardley*-SYR 37.0
10. Slick Leonard-MNL 35.9
Points Per Game
1. Cliff Hagan*-STL 28.5
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 28.2
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 27.8
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 25.5
5. George Yardley*-SYR 25.1
6. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 23.2
7. Bill Sharman*-BOS 20.1
8. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 19.9
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 19.5
10. Larry Costello-SYR 17.7
Rebounds Per Game
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 27.7
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 13.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 12.5
4. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 12.0
  Cliff Hagan*-STL 12.0
  Red Kerr-SYR 12.0
7. Larry Foust-MNL 10.5
8. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 9.8
9. George Yardley*-SYR 9.7
10. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 8.9
Assists Per Game
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 10.8
2. Larry Costello-SYR 6.0
3. Slick Leonard-MNL 5.4
4. Jack McMahon-STL 5.3
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 4.6
6. Bill Russell*-BOS 3.6
7. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 3.3
8. Dick Garmaker-MNL 3.0
9. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 2.9
10. Al Bianchi-SYR 2.8
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Cliff Hagan*-STL 26.2
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 23.9
3. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 23.4
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 22.9
5. Clyde Lovellette*-STL 22.7
6. George Yardley*-SYR 19.8
7. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 19.3
8. Bill Russell*-BOS 18.8
9. Sam Jones*-BOS 17.9
10. Bill Sharman*-BOS 17.5
True Shooting Pct
1. Cliff Hagan*-STL .583
2. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .560
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .559
4. Gene Shue-DET .557
5. Larry Costello-SYR .538
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .525
7. George Yardley*-SYR .514
8. Bill Sharman*-BOS .505
9. Bob Pettit*-STL .504
10. Larry Foust-MNL .490
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Dick McGuire*-DET .625
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .512
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .500
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .495
5. Gene Shue-DET .467
6. Al Bianchi-SYR .459
7. Larry Costello-SYR .446
8. George Yardley*-SYR .439
9. Boo Ellis-MNL .438
10. Bill Sharman*-BOS .425
Assist Pct
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 31.6
2. Slick Leonard-MNL 22.0
3. Larry Costello-SYR 20.6
4. Jack McMahon-STL 18.8
5. Al Bianchi-SYR 18.6
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 17.8
7. Hot Rod Hundley-MNL 16.3
8. Ed Fleming-MNL 15.2
9. Dick Garmaker-MNL 13.5
10. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 12.9
Offensive Win Shares
1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1.5
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1.3
3. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.2
4. George Yardley*-SYR 0.9
5. Larry Costello-SYR 0.9
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 0.8
7. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 0.8
8. Bob Pettit*-STL 0.7
9. Dick Garmaker-MNL 0.7
10. Vern Mikkelsen*-MNL 0.6
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.6
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.2
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.7
4. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 0.5
5. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 0.5
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 0.5
7. Sam Jones*-BOS 0.4
8. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 0.4
9. Gene Conley-BOS 0.4
10. Larry Foust-MNL 0.3
Win Shares
1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 2.0
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.9
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1.6
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.3
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 1.3
6. Elgin Baylor*-MNL 1.2
7. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.0
8. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.0
9. George Yardley*-SYR 1.0
10. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.9
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .323
2. Cliff Hagan*-STL .298
3. Clyde Lovellette*-STL .247
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS .194
5. Bob Pettit*-STL .188
6. Bill Russell*-BOS .184
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .174
8. Sam Jones*-BOS .144
9. George Yardley*-SYR .141
10. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS .130