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1962 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

1962 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Elgin Baylor (502)
TRB: Bill Russell (370)
AST: Bob Cousy (123)
WS: Bill Russell (3.6)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Philadelphia Warriors (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-2): Los Angeles Lakers over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Philadelphia Warriors over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-1): Detroit Pistons over Cincinnati Royals (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 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3145 550 1302 .422 550 1302 .422 430 560 .768 914 283 343 1530 117.7
2 Cincinnati Royals 4 960 184 393 .468 184 393 .468 101 124 .815 254 100 106 469 117.3
3 Detroit Pistons 10 2400 446 1043 .428 446 1043 .428 261 359 .727 635 232 273 1153 115.3
4 Boston Celtics 14 3385 625 1536 .407 625 1536 .407 359 489 .734 934 360 407 1609 114.9
5 Philadelphia Warriors 12 2880 467 1210 .386 467 1210 .386 339 473 .717 883 243 303 1273 106.1
6 Syracuse Nationals 5 1200 187 506 .370 187 506 .370 122 151 .808 347 86 139 496 99.2
League Average 10 2328 410 998 .411 410 998 .411 269 359 .748 661 217 262 1088 112.6

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 Syracuse Nationals 5 1200 527 105.4
2 Philadelphia Warriors 12 2880 1281 106.8
3 Boston Celtics 14 3385 1541 110.1
4 Cincinnati Royals 4 960 460 115.0
5 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3145 1517 116.7
6 Detroit Pistons 10 2400 1204 120.4
League Average 10 2328 1088 112.6

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 14 8 6 .571 9.1 4.9 .318 .407 .234
2 Los Angeles Lakers 13 7 6 .538 6.9 6.1 .430 .422 .330
3 Philadelphia Warriors 12 6 6 .500 5.7 6.3 .391 .386 .280
4 Detroit Pistons 10 5 5 .500 3.5 6.5 .344 .428 .250
5 Syracuse Nationals 5 2 3 .400 1.5 3.5 .298 .370 .241
6 Cincinnati Royals 4 1 3 .250 2.3 1.7 .316 .468 .257
League Average 9.7 4.8 4.8 .500 4.8 4.9 .360 .411 .269

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 672
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 576
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 571
4. Jerry West*-LAL 557
5. Tom Meschery-PHW 508

Field Goals

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 186
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 162
3. Jerry West*-LAL 144
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 123
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 116
  Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 116

Field Goal Attempts

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 425
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 347
3. Jerry West*-LAL 310
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 291
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 277

Free Throws

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 130
2. Jerry West*-LAL 121
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 96
4. Paul Arizin*-PHW 88
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 82

Free Throw Attempts

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 168
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 151
3. Jerry West*-LAL 150
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 113
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 102

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 370
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 319
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 230
4. Ray Scott-DET 145
5. Tom Meschery-PHW 138
  Walter Dukes-DET 138

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 123
2. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 88
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 70
4. Frank Selvy-LAL 65
5. Jerry West*-LAL 57

Personal Fouls

1. Tom Sanders-BOS 65
2. Jim Loscutoff-BOS 59
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 58
4. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 57
5. Al Attles-PHW 54

Points

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 502
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 420
3. Jerry West*-LAL 409
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 314
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 290

Field Goal Pct

1. Bob Boozer-CIN .561
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .518
3. Ray Felix-LAL .491
4. Johnny Egan-DET .468
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .467

Free Throw Pct

1. Johnny Egan-DET 1.000
2. Willie Jones-DET .929
3. Frank Ramsey*-BOS .911
4. Dave Gambee-SYR .880
5. Larry Costello-SYR .879

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 48.0
  Bill Russell*-BOS 48.0
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 46.2
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 43.9
5. Jerry West*-LAL 42.8

Points Per Game

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 38.6
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 35.0
3. Jerry West*-LAL 31.5
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 28.8
5. Paul Arizin*-PHW 23.2

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 26.6
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 26.4
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 17.7
4. Red Kerr-SYR 16.0
5. Ray Scott-DET 14.5

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 11.0
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 8.8
3. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 7.3
4. Larry Costello-SYR 5.6
5. Bill Russell*-BOS 5.0
  Frank Selvy-LAL 5.0

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 29.7
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 27.4
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 25.6
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.8
5. Jerry West*-LAL 22.2

True Shooting Pct

1. Bob Boozer-CIN .586
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .586
3. Larry Costello-SYR .557
4. Ray Felix-LAL .555
5. Jerry West*-LAL .544

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Bob Boozer-CIN .561
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .519
3. Ray Felix-LAL .492
4. Johnny Egan-DET .468
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .467

Assist Pct

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 35.0
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 32.5
3. Guy Rodgers*-PHW 26.0
4. Larry Costello-SYR 25.9
5. Willie Jones-DET 24.9

Offensive Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 2.2
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1.8
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1.7
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.4
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 0.8

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 2.2
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 1.4
3. Bob Cousy*-BOS 1.1
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 0.9
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.8

Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 3.6
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW 3.1
3. Jerry West*-LAL 2.4
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 2.1
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 1.5

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHW .260
2. Bill Russell*-BOS .257
3. Larry Costello-SYR .222
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .210
5. Jerry West*-LAL .209