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1963 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

1963 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: Elgin Baylor (424)
TRB: Bill Russell (326)
AST: Bob Cousy (116)
WS: Bill Russell (2.5)

League Playoffs

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Finals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Los Angeles Lakers (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Finals (4-3): Boston Celtics over Cincinnati Royals (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-3): Los Angeles Lakers over St. Louis Hawks (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (3-2): Cincinnati Royals over Syracuse Nationals (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (3-1): St. Louis Hawks 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 Cincinnati Royals 12 2905 527 1180 .447 527 1180 .447 400 520 .769 815 276 344 1454 121.2
2 Syracuse Nationals 5 1225 226 509 .444 226 509 .444 152 192 .792 296 89 155 604 120.8
3 Boston Celtics 13 3120 589 1397 .422 589 1397 .422 357 480 .744 893 316 384 1535 118.1
4 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3120 536 1191 .450 536 1191 .450 397 517 .768 833 239 338 1469 113.0
5 St. Louis Hawks 11 2640 466 1081 .431 466 1081 .431 284 381 .745 692 263 325 1216 110.5
6 Detroit Pistons 4 960 154 392 .393 154 392 .393 106 152 .697 269 74 114 414 103.5
League Average 10 2328 416 958 .434 416 958 .434 283 374 .756 633 210 277 1115 115.4

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 11 2640 1204 109.5
2 Los Angeles Lakers 13 3120 1437 110.5
3 Detroit Pistons 4 960 447 111.8
4 Boston Celtics 13 3120 1507 115.9
5 Cincinnati Royals 12 2905 1471 122.6
6 Syracuse Nationals 5 1225 626 125.2
League Average 10 2328 1115 115.4

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 13 8 5 .615 7.3 5.7 .344 .422 .256
2 Cincinnati Royals 12 6 6 .500 5.5 6.5 .441 .447 .339
3 Los Angeles Lakers 13 6 7 .462 7.5 5.5 .434 .450 .333
4 St. Louis Hawks 11 6 5 .545 5.9 5.1 .352 .431 .263
5 Syracuse Nationals 5 2 3 .400 1.9 3.1 .377 .444 .299
6 Detroit Pistons 4 1 3 .250 1.0 3.0 .388 .393 .270
League Average 9.7 4.8 4.8 .500 4.8 4.9 .390 .434 .295

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 617
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 570
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 562
4. Jerry West*-LAL 538
5. Rudy LaRusso-LAL 465

Field Goals

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 160
2. Jerry West*-LAL 144
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 124
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 123
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 120

Field Goal Attempts

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 362
2. Jerry West*-LAL 286
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 270
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 264
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 259

Free Throws

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 133
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 112
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 104
4. Dick Barnett-LAL 77
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 75

Free Throw Attempts

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 154
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 144
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 126
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 109
5. Jerry West*-LAL 100

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 326
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 177
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 166
4. Wayne Embry-CIN 162
5. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 156

Assists

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 116
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 108
3. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 69
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 66
5. Jerry West*-LAL 61

Personal Fouls

1. Tom Sanders-BOS 61
2. Rudy LaRusso-LAL 58
3. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 55
  Wayne Embry-CIN 55
5. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 51

Points

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 424
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 381
3. Jerry West*-LAL 362
4. Bob Pettit*-STL 350
5. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 321

Field Goal Pct

1. Chet Walker*-SYR .509
  Leroy Ellis-LAL .509
3. Hal Greer*-SYR .506
4. Tom Hawkins-CIN .505
5. Jerry West*-LAL .503

Free Throw Pct

1. Dave Gambee-SYR .923
2. Dolph Schayes*-SYR .917
3. Don Ohl-DET .864
  Oscar Robertson*-CIN .864
5. Bailey Howell*-DET .852

Minutes Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 47.5
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 47.5
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 43.2
4. Hal Greer*-SYR 42.8
5. Bob Pettit*-STL 42.1

Points Per Game

1. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 32.6
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 31.8
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 31.8
4. Jerry West*-LAL 27.8
5. Lee Shaffer-SYR 27.2

Rebounds Per Game

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 25.1
2. Dave DeBusschere*-DET 15.8
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 15.1
4. Red Kerr-SYR 15.0
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 13.6

Assists Per Game

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 9.0
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 8.9
3. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 6.3
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 5.1
5. Jerry West*-LAL 4.7

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Pettit*-STL 26.1
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 25.1
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 24.7
4. Jerry West*-LAL 23.1
5. Cliff Hagan*-STL 22.4

True Shooting Pct

1. Leroy Ellis-LAL .600
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .574
3. Chet Walker*-SYR .574
4. Hal Greer*-SYR .571
5. Dick Barnett-LAL .565

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Chet Walker*-SYR .509
  Leroy Ellis-LAL .509
3. Hal Greer*-SYR .506
4. Tom Hawkins-CIN .505
5. Jerry West*-LAL .503

Assist Pct

1. Bob Cousy*-BOS 38.8
2. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 27.5
3. Cliff Hagan*-STL 23.9
4. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 23.3
5. Don Ohl-DET 20.8

Offensive Win Shares

1. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2.0
2. Jerry West*-LAL 1.7
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 1.5
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 1.3
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1.2

Defensive Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.8
2. Bob Cousy*-BOS 0.8
3. Bob Pettit*-STL 0.8
4. Tom Heinsohn*-BOS 0.7
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 0.7

Win Shares

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 2.5
2. Bob Pettit*-STL 2.3
3. Oscar Robertson*-CIN 2.3
4. Jerry West*-LAL 2.1
5. Sam Jones*-BOS 1.9

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Bob Pettit*-STL .244
2. Sam Jones*-BOS .206
3. Bill Russell*-BOS .197
4. Oscar Robertson*-CIN .194
5. Jerry West*-LAL .188