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1961 NBA Playoffs Summary


League Champion: Boston Celtics

1961 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Elgin Baylor (457)
TRB: Bill Russell (299)
AST: Bob Cousy (91)
WS: Elgin Baylor (2.8)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-1): Boston Celtics over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): St. Louis Hawks over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-0): Syracuse Nationals over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-2): Los Angeles 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 10 2400 451 1092 .413 451 1092 .413 305 422 .723 821 247 290 1207 120.7
2 Los Angeles Lakers 12 2905 526 1229 .428 526 1229 .428 359 481 .746 876 289 330 1411 117.6
3 Detroit Pistons 5 1200 218 536 .407 218 536 .407 151 202 .748 327 131 144 587 117.4
4 St. Louis Hawks 12 2905 517 1300 .398 517 1300 .398 309 427 .724 815 288 331 1343 111.9
5 Syracuse Nationals 8 1920 317 849 .373 317 849 .373 249 311 .801 604 160 252 883 110.4
6 Philadelphia Warriors 3 720 119 319 .373 119 319 .373 86 139 .619 210 62 86 324 108.0
League Average 8 2008 358 888 .403 358 888 .403 243 330 .736 609 196 239 959 115.1

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 Boston Celtics 10 2400 1091 109.1
2 Philadelphia Warriors 3 720 336 112.0
3 Los Angeles Lakers 12 2905 1387 115.6
4 Syracuse Nationals 8 1920 926 115.8
5 St. Louis Hawks 12 2905 1405 117.1
6 Detroit Pistons 5 1200 611 122.2
League Average 8 2008 959 115.1

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 10 8 2 .800 8.0 2.0 .386 .413 .279
2 Los Angeles Lakers 12 6 6 .500 6.7 5.3 .391 .428 .292
3 St. Louis Hawks 12 5 7 .417 4.2 7.8 .328 .398 .238
4 Syracuse Nationals 8 4 4 .500 2.7 5.3 .366 .373 .293
5 Detroit Pistons 5 2 3 .400 1.8 3.2 .377 .407 .282
6 Philadelphia Warriors 3 0 3 .000 1.1 1.9 .436 .373 .270
League Average 8.3 4.2 4.2 .500 4.1 4.2 .372 .403 .274

Playoff Leaders