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1961 NBA Playoffs Leaders

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

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

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 540
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 526
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 462
4. Jerry West*-LAL 461
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 455
6. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 437
7. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 407
8. Frank Selvy-LAL 371
9. Rudy LaRusso-LAL 360
10. Si Green-STL 350
Field Goals
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 170
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 117
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 104
4. Jerry West*-LAL 99
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 82
6. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 75
7. Bill Russell*-BOS 73
8. Bill Sharman*-BOS 68
9. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 63
10. Rudy LaRusso-LAL 57
Field Goal Attempts
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 362
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 284
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 235
4. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 206
5. Jerry West*-LAL 202
6. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 201
7. Bill Russell*-BOS 171
8. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 166
9. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 152
10. Si Green-STL 148
Free Throws
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 117
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 109
3. Jerry West*-LAL 77
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 67
5. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 63
6. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 61
7. Cliff Hagan*-STL 56
8. Larry Costello-SYR 47
9. Bill Russell*-BOS 45
10. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 44
Free Throw Attempts
1. Bob Pettit*-STL 144
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 142
3. Jerry West*-LAL 106
4. Bob Cousy*-BOS 88
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 86
6. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 75
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 70
8. Cliff Hagan*-STL 69
9. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 58
10. Larry Costello-SYR 55
Total Rebounds
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 299
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 211
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 183
4. Ray Felix-LAL 125
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 118
6. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 108
7. Jerry West*-LAL 104
8. Red Kerr-SYR 99
  Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 99
10. Rudy LaRusso-LAL 96
Assists
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 91
2. Jerry West*-LAL 63
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 55
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 54
5. Larry Costello-SYR 52
6. Frank Selvy-LAL 50
7. Bill Russell*-BOS 48
  Si Green-STL 48
9. Hot Rod Hundley-LAL 45
10. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 42
Personal Fouls
1. Ray Felix-LAL 52
2. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 51
  Woody Sauldsberry-STL 51
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 45
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 44
6. Tom Hawkins-LAL 43
  Rudy LaRusso-LAL 43
8. Frank Selvy-LAL 42
  Bob Pettit*-STL 42
  Tom Sanders-BOS 42
Points
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 457
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 343
3. Jerry West*-LAL 275
4. Cliff Hagan*-STL 264
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 197
6. Bill Russell*-BOS 191
7. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 171
8. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 170
9. Bill Sharman*-BOS 168
10. Bob Cousy*-BOS 167
Field Goal Pct
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .511
2. Tom Sanders-BOS .493
3. Jerry West*-LAL .490
4. Gene Shue-DET .486
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .470
6. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .469
7. Tom Hawkins-LAL .466
8. Al Ferrari-STL .455
9. Sam Jones*-BOS .446
10. Chuck Noble-DET .444
Free Throw Pct
1. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .900
2. Bill Sharman*-BOS .889
3. Sam Jones*-BOS .886
4. Larry Costello-SYR .855
5. Bob Ferry-DET .837
6. Hal Greer*-SYR .825
7. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .824
8. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .813
9. Cliff Hagan*-STL .812
10. Gene Shue-DET .793
Minutes Per Game
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 46.2
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 45.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 43.8
4. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 38.5
5. Jerry West*-LAL 38.4
6. Cliff Hagan*-STL 37.9
7. Gene Shue-DET 37.2
8. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 36.4
9. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 33.9
10. Bob Cousy*-BOS 33.7
Points Per Game
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 38.1
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 37.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 28.6
4. Jerry West*-LAL 22.9
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.0
6. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 20.6
7. Bob Ferry-DET 20.2
8. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 19.7
9. Bill Russell*-BOS 19.1
10. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 17.1
Rebounds Per Game
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 29.9
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 23.0
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 17.6
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 15.2
5. Bob Ferry-DET 12.6
6. Red Kerr-SYR 12.4
7. Dolph Schayes*-SYR 11.4
8. Ray Felix-LAL 10.4
9. Swede Halbrook-SYR 10.4
10. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 9.9
Assists Per Game
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 9.1
2. Larry Costello-SYR 6.5
3. Jerry West*-LAL 5.2
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 4.8
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 4.6
6. Cliff Hagan*-STL 4.5
7. Frank Selvy-LAL 4.2
8. Si Green-STL 4.0
9. Hot Rod Hundley-LAL 3.8
10. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 3.5
Player Efficiency Rating
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 28.0
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 22.3
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.0
4. Jerry West*-LAL 21.3
5. Bob Ferry-DET 20.9
6. Cliff Hagan*-STL 19.3
7. Bill Sharman*-BOS 18.8
8. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 18.6
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS 17.8
10. Larry Costello-SYR 17.3
True Shooting Pct
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .564
2. Jerry West*-LAL .553
3. Gene Shue-DET .549
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .538
5. Bob Ferry-DET .528
6. Tom Sanders-BOS .520
7. Larry Costello-SYR .515
8. Sam Jones*-BOS .514
9. Tom Hawkins-LAL .508
10. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .506
Effective Field Goal Pct
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .511
2. Tom Sanders-BOS .493
3. Jerry West*-LAL .490
4. Gene Shue-DET .486
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .470
6. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .469
7. Tom Hawkins-LAL .466
8. Al Ferrari-STL .455
9. Sam Jones*-BOS .446
10. Chuck Noble-DET .444
Assist Pct
1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 34.1
2. Larry Costello-SYR 28.9
3. Jerry West*-LAL 19.8
4. Hot Rod Hundley-LAL 19.6
5. Si Green-STL 18.8
6. Bailey Howell*-DET 18.4
7. Cliff Hagan*-STL 17.9
8. Al Ferrari-STL 17.5
9. Johnny McCarthy-STL 17.3
10. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 17.2
Offensive Win Shares
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2.5
2. Jerry West*-LAL 1.7
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.2
4. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.1
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1.0
6. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 0.7
7. Larry Costello-SYR 0.7
8. Sam Jones*-BOS 0.6
9. Tom Hawkins-LAL 0.6
10. Gene Shue-DET 0.5
Defensive Win Shares
1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.6
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 0.8
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.6
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 0.5
5. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 0.5
6. Tom Sanders-BOS 0.5
7. Sam Jones*-BOS 0.4
8. Cliff Hagan*-STL 0.4
9. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 0.3
10. Woody Sauldsberry-STL 0.3
Win Shares
1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2.8
2. Jerry West*-LAL 1.9
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.9
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.7
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 1.4
6. Bill Sharman*-BOS 1.4
7. Frank Ramsey*-BOS 1.2
8. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.2
9. Sam Jones*-BOS 1.0
10. Larry Costello-SYR 0.9
Win Shares Per 48 Minutes
1. Bill Sharman*-BOS .257
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL .248
3. Jerry West*-LAL .203
4. Bill Russell*-BOS .201
5. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .196
6. Sam Jones*-BOS .194
7. Tom Sanders-BOS .192
8. Larry Costello-SYR .167
9. Bob Cousy*-BOS .166
10. Bob Ferry-DET .161