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1968 NBA Playoffs Summary

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

1968 Playoff Leaders:
PTS: John Havlicek (493)
TRB: Bill Russell (434)
AST: John Havlicek (142)
WS: Jerry West (3.6)

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 Philadelphia 76ers (Series Stats)
Western Division Finals (4-0): Los Angeles Lakers over San Francisco Warriors (Series Stats)
 
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Boston Celtics over Detroit Pistons (Series Stats)
Eastern Division Semifinals (4-2): Philadelphia 76ers over New York Knicks (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-1): Los Angeles Lakers over Chicago Bulls (Series Stats)
Western Division Semifinals (4-2): San Francisco Warriors over St. Louis Hawks (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 19 4585 836 1852 .451 836 1852 .451 505 691 .731 1301 429 523 2177 114.6
2 Philadelphia 76ers 13 3170 561 1282 .438 561 1282 .438 356 564 .631 890 277 307 1478 113.7
3 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3625 666 1406 .474 666 1406 .474 370 539 .686 962 323 374 1702 113.5
4 New York Knicks 6 1490 274 603 .454 274 603 .454 131 182 .720 363 135 174 679 113.2
5 St. Louis Hawks 6 1440 242 542 .446 242 542 .446 184 251 .733 397 158 150 668 111.3
6 San Francisco Warriors 10 2400 430 970 .443 430 970 .443 241 332 .726 585 236 298 1101 110.1
7 Detroit Pistons 6 1440 260 636 .409 260 636 .409 140 205 .683 405 96 160 660 110.0
8 Chicago Bulls 5 1200 192 469 .409 192 469 .409 113 150 .753 307 77 122 497 99.4
League Average 10 2419 433 970 .446 433 970 .446 255 364 .700 651 216 264 1120 112.0

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 Chicago Bulls 5 1200 533 106.6
2 Los Angeles Lakers 15 3625 1634 108.9
3 St. Louis Hawks 6 1440 660 110.0
4 Boston Celtics 19 4585 2118 111.5
5 Philadelphia 76ers 13 3170 1467 112.8
6 San Francisco Warriors 10 2400 1150 115.0
7 Detroit Pistons 6 1440 693 115.5
8 New York Knicks 6 1490 707 117.8
League Average 10 2419 1120 112.0

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 19 12 7 .632 11.3 7.7 .373 .451 .273
2 Los Angeles Lakers 15 10 5 .667 9.6 5.4 .383 .474 .263
3 Philadelphia 76ers 13 7 6 .538 6.8 6.2 .440 .438 .278
4 San Francisco Warriors 10 4 6 .400 3.5 6.5 .342 .443 .248
5 Detroit Pistons 6 2 4 .333 2.0 4.0 .322 .409 .220
6 New York Knicks 6 2 4 .333 2.2 3.8 .302 .454 .217
7 St. Louis Hawks 6 2 4 .333 3.3 2.7 .463 .446 .339
8 Chicago Bulls 5 1 4 .200 1.4 3.6 .320 .409 .241
League Average 10.0 5.0 5.0 .500 5.0 5.0 .376 .446 .263

Playoff Leaders

Minutes Played

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 869
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 862
3. Sam Jones*-BOS 685
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 633
5. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 631

Field Goals

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 184
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 176
3. Jerry West*-LAL 165
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 162
5. Bailey Howell*-BOS 135

Field Goal Attempts

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 407
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 376
3. Sam Jones*-BOS 367
4. Jerry West*-LAL 313
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 278

Free Throws

1. Jerry West*-LAL 132
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 125
3. Hal Greer*-PHI 95
4. Larry Siegfried-BOS 77
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 76
  Bill Russell*-BOS 76
  Chet Walker*-PHI 76

Free Throw Attempts

1. Jerry West*-LAL 169
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 158
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 151
4. Bill Russell*-BOS 130
5. Chet Walker*-PHI 112
  Elgin Baylor*-LAL 112

Total Rebounds

1. Bill Russell*-BOS 434
2. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 321
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 218
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 164
5. Darrall Imhoff-LAL 163

Assists

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 142
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 99
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 85
4. Jerry West*-LAL 82
5. Al Attles-SFW 70

Personal Fouls

1. Bailey Howell*-BOS 84
2. Larry Siegfried-BOS 75
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 73
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 67
5. Luke Jackson-PHI 59

Points

1. John Havlicek*-BOS 493
2. Jerry West*-LAL 462
3. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 428
4. Sam Jones*-BOS 390
5. Bailey Howell*-BOS 344

Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-PHI .585
2. Cazzie Russell-NYK .561
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI .558
4. Willis Reed*-NYK .541
5. Mel Counts-LAL .535

Free Throw Pct

1. Larry Siegfried-BOS .906
2. Lou Hudson-STL .894
3. Keith Erickson-CHI .882
4. Hal Greer*-PHI .856
5. Cazzie Russell-NYK .833

Minutes Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 48.5
2. Walt Bellamy*-NYK 46.2
3. Bill Russell*-BOS 45.7
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 45.4
5. Dave DeBusschere*-DET 43.8

Points Per Game

1. Jerry West*-LAL 30.8
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 28.5
3. Dave Bing*-DET 28.2
4. John Havlicek*-BOS 25.9
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 25.8

Rebounds Per Game

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 24.7
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 22.8
3. Dave DeBusschere*-DET 16.2
4. Walt Bellamy*-NYK 16.0
5. Jim Washington-CHI 15.0

Assists Per Game

1. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 7.8
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 7.5
3. Al Attles-SFW 7.0
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 6.5
5. Walt Frazier*-NYK 6.2

Player Efficiency Rating

1. Jerry West*-LAL 25.1
2. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 23.0
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 22.7
4. Lou Hudson-STL 21.2
5. Willis Reed*-NYK 20.1

True Shooting Pct

1. Billy Cunningham*-PHI .614
2. Cazzie Russell-NYK .599
3. Jerry West*-LAL .596
4. Willis Reed*-NYK .576
5. Johnny Green-PHI .572

Effective Field Goal Pct

1. Johnny Green-PHI .585
2. Cazzie Russell-NYK .561
3. Billy Cunningham*-PHI .558
4. Willis Reed*-NYK .541
5. Mel Counts-LAL .535

Assist Pct

1. Al Attles-SFW 31.4
2. Lenny Wilkens*-STL 29.5
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 23.6
4. Jeff Mullins-SFW 20.5
5. Jerry West*-LAL 20.2

Offensive Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 3.1
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 1.8
3. Bailey Howell*-BOS 1.6
4. Don Nelson-BOS 1.3
5. Jeff Mullins-SFW 1.1

Defensive Win Shares

1. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 1.6
2. Bill Russell*-BOS 1.6
3. John Havlicek*-BOS 1.1
4. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 0.8
5. Hal Greer*-PHI 0.7

Win Shares

1. Jerry West*-LAL 3.6
2. John Havlicek*-BOS 2.8
3. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI 2.5
4. Bailey Howell*-BOS 2.2
5. Elgin Baylor*-LAL 1.9

Win Shares Per 48 Minutes

1. Jerry West*-LAL .278
2. Cazzie Russell-NYK .202
3. Don Nelson-BOS .191
4. Wilt Chamberlain*-PHI .191
5. Lou Hudson-STL .185