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1958-59 Boston Celtics Roster and Stats

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Record: 52-20, Finished 1st in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Red Auerbach (52-20)

PTS/G: 116.4 (1st of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.9 (6th of 8)
SRS: 5.84 (1st of 8) ▪ Pace: 128.7 (1st of 8)
Off Rtg: 89.5 (5th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 84.5 (1st of 8)
Expected W-L: 50-22 (1st of 8)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1959 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (0-4) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (3-4) versus Syracuse Nationals  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
17 Gene Conley PF 6-8 225 November 10, 1930 1 Washington State University
14 Bob Cousy PG 6-1 175 August 9, 1928 8 College of the Holy Cross
15 Tom Heinsohn PF 6-7 218 August 26, 1934 2 College of the Holy Cross
25-27 K.C. Jones PG 6-1 200 May 25, 1932 R University of San Francisco
24 Sam Jones SF 6-4 198 June 24, 1933 1 North Carolina Central University
18 Jim Loscutoff SF 6-5 220 February 4, 1930 3 University of Oregon
23 Frank Ramsey SG 6-3 190 July 13, 1931 3 University of Kentucky
6 Bill Russell C 6-10 215 February 12, 1934 2 University of San Francisco
21 Bill Sharman SG 6-1 175 May 25, 1926 8 University of Southern California
16 Bennie Swain PF 6-8 220 December 16, 1933 R Texas Southern University
20 Lou Tsioropoulos SF 6-5 190 August 31, 1930 2 University of Kentucky

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 72 3208 8116 .395 3208 8116 .395 1963 2563 .766 5601 1568 1769 8379
Team/G 44.6 112.7 .395 44.6 112.7 .395 27.3 35.6 .766 77.8 21.8 24.6 116.4
Lg Rank 1 1 4 1 1 4 5 6 3 1 1 1 1
Year/Year 6.7% 4.6% +0.008 6.7% 4.6% +0.008 3.1% -0.9% +0.029 3.7% 4.0% 2.7% 5.8%
Opponent 72 7912
Opponent/G 109.9
Lg Rank 6
Year/Year 5.2%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 50 22 6.49 -0.65 5.84 89.5 84.5 128.7 .316 .395 .242 Boston Garden
Lg Rank 1 1 1 7 1 5 1 1 8 4 6

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 70 2979 456 997 .457 456 997 .457 .457 256 428 .598 1612 222 161 1168
2 Bob Cousy 30 65 2403 484 1260 .384 484 1260 .384 .384 329 385 .855 359 557 135 1297
3 Bill Sharman 32 72 2382 562 1377 .408 562 1377 .408 .408 342 367 .932 292 179 173 1466
4 Tom Heinsohn 24 66 2089 465 1192 .390 465 1192 .390 .390 312 391 .798 638 164 271 1242
5 Frank Ramsey 27 72 2013 383 1013 .378 383 1013 .378 .378 341 436 .782 491 147 266 1107
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 66 1680 242 686 .353 242 686 .353 .353 62 84 .738 460 60 285 546
7 Sam Jones 25 71 1466 305 703 .434 305 703 .434 .434 151 196 .770 428 101 102 761
8 Bennie Swain 25 58 708 99 244 .406 99 244 .406 .406 67 110 .609 262 29 127 265
9 Gene Conley 28 50 663 86 262 .328 86 262 .328 .328 37 64 .578 276 19 117 209
10 K.C. Jones 26 49 609 65 192 .339 65 192 .339 .339 41 68 .603 127 70 58 171
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 28 35 488 60 190 .316 60 190 .316 .316 25 33 .758 110 20 74 145

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 70 42.6 6.5 14.2 .457 6.5 14.2 .457 3.7 6.1 .598 23.0 3.2 2.3 16.7
2 Bob Cousy 30 65 37.0 7.4 19.4 .384 7.4 19.4 .384 5.1 5.9 .855 5.5 8.6 2.1 20.0
3 Bill Sharman 32 72 33.1 7.8 19.1 .408 7.8 19.1 .408 4.8 5.1 .932 4.1 2.5 2.4 20.4
4 Tom Heinsohn 24 66 31.7 7.0 18.1 .390 7.0 18.1 .390 4.7 5.9 .798 9.7 2.5 4.1 18.8
5 Frank Ramsey 27 72 28.0 5.3 14.1 .378 5.3 14.1 .378 4.7 6.1 .782 6.8 2.0 3.7 15.4
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 66 25.5 3.7 10.4 .353 3.7 10.4 .353 0.9 1.3 .738 7.0 0.9 4.3 8.3
7 Sam Jones 25 71 20.6 4.3 9.9 .434 4.3 9.9 .434 2.1 2.8 .770 6.0 1.4 1.4 10.7
8 Lou Tsioropoulos 28 35 13.9 1.7 5.4 .316 1.7 5.4 .316 0.7 0.9 .758 3.1 0.6 2.1 4.1
9 Gene Conley 28 50 13.3 1.7 5.2 .328 1.7 5.2 .328 0.7 1.3 .578 5.5 0.4 2.3 4.2
10 K.C. Jones 26 49 12.4 1.3 3.9 .339 1.3 3.9 .339 0.8 1.4 .603 2.6 1.4 1.2 3.5
11 Bennie Swain 25 58 12.2 1.7 4.2 .406 1.7 4.2 .406 1.2 1.9 .609 4.5 0.5 2.2 4.6

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 70 2979 5.5 12.0 .457 5.5 12.0 .457 3.1 5.2 .598 19.5 2.7 1.9 14.1
2 Bob Cousy 30 65 2403 7.3 18.9 .384 7.3 18.9 .384 4.9 5.8 .855 5.4 8.3 2.0 19.4
3 Bill Sharman 32 72 2382 8.5 20.8 .408 8.5 20.8 .408 5.2 5.5 .932 4.4 2.7 2.6 22.2
4 Tom Heinsohn 24 66 2089 8.0 20.5 .390 8.0 20.5 .390 5.4 6.7 .798 11.0 2.8 4.7 21.4
5 Frank Ramsey 27 72 2013 6.8 18.1 .378 6.8 18.1 .378 6.1 7.8 .782 8.8 2.6 4.8 19.8
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 66 1680 5.2 14.7 .353 5.2 14.7 .353 1.3 1.8 .738 9.9 1.3 6.1 11.7
7 Sam Jones 25 71 1466 7.5 17.3 .434 7.5 17.3 .434 3.7 4.8 .770 10.5 2.5 2.5 18.7
8 Bennie Swain 25 58 708 5.0 12.4 .406 5.0 12.4 .406 3.4 5.6 .609 13.3 1.5 6.5 13.5
9 Gene Conley 28 50 663 4.7 14.2 .328 4.7 14.2 .328 2.0 3.5 .578 15.0 1.0 6.4 11.3
10 K.C. Jones 26 49 609 3.8 11.3 .339 3.8 11.3 .339 2.4 4.0 .603 7.5 4.1 3.4 10.1
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 28 35 488 4.4 14.0 .316 4.4 14.0 .316 1.8 2.4 .758 8.1 1.5 5.5 10.7

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Bill Russell 24 70 2979 .457 .457 .598
2 Bob Cousy 30 65 2403 .384 .384 .855
3 Bill Sharman 32 72 2382 .408 .408 .932
4 Tom Heinsohn 24 66 2089 .390 .390 .798
5 Frank Ramsey 27 72 2013 .378 .378 .782
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 66 1680 .353 .353 .738
7 Sam Jones 25 71 1466 .434 .434 .770
8 Bennie Swain 25 58 708 .406 .406 .609
9 Gene Conley 28 50 663 .328 .328 .578
10 K.C. Jones 26 49 609 .339 .339 .603
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 28 35 488 .316 .316 .758

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48 OBPM DBPM BPM VORP
1 Bill Russell 24 70 2979 20.7 .493 .429 4.7 8.2 12.9 .208
2 Bob Cousy 30 65 2403 19.9 .454 .306 3.3 5.4 8.7 .174
3 Bill Sharman 32 72 2382 16.8 .476 .267 4.5 3.1 7.6 .154
4 Tom Heinsohn 24 66 2089 17.9 .455 .328 2.5 4.1 6.5 .150
5 Frank Ramsey 27 72 2013 15.7 .459 .430 2.5 3.5 5.9 .142
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 66 1680 7.2 .378 .122 -1.9 2.7 0.9 .025
7 Sam Jones 25 71 1466 18.0 .482 .279 2.6 2.7 5.3 .173
8 Bennie Swain 25 58 708 12.3 .453 .451 0.5 1.4 1.9 .128
9 Gene Conley 28 50 663 8.8 .360 .244 -1.0 1.4 0.4 .025
10 K.C. Jones 26 49 609 9.5 .385 .354 -0.4 1.1 0.8 .060
11 Lou Tsioropoulos 28 35 488 5.6 .354 .174 -0.8 0.7 0.0 -0.005

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 11 496 65 159 .409 65 159 .409 .409 41 67 .612 305 40 28 171
2 Bob Cousy 30 11 460 72 221 .326 72 221 .326 .326 70 94 .745 76 119 28 214
3 Tom Heinsohn 24 11 348 91 220 .414 91 220 .414 .414 37 56 .661 98 32 41 219
4 Bill Sharman 32 11 322 82 193 .425 82 193 .425 .425 57 59 .966 36 28 35 221
5 Frank Ramsey 27 11 303 95 192 .495 95 192 .495 .495 65 81 .802 68 20 52 255
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 11 260 39 113 .345 39 113 .345 .345 11 21 .524 73 13 49 89
7 Sam Jones 25 11 192 40 108 .370 40 108 .370 .370 33 39 .846 63 17 14 113
8 Gene Conley 28 11 157 24 66 .364 24 66 .364 .364 6 13 .462 75 7 40 54
9 K.C. Jones 26 8 75 5 20 .250 5 20 .250 .250 5 5 1.000 12 10 8 15
10 Bennie Swain 25 5 27 2 6 .333 2 6 .333 .333 1 2 .500 14 1 4 5

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 11 45.1 5.9 14.5 .409 5.9 14.5 .409 3.7 6.1 .612 27.7 3.6 2.5 15.5
2 Bob Cousy 30 11 41.8 6.5 20.1 .326 6.5 20.1 .326 6.4 8.5 .745 6.9 10.8 2.5 19.5
3 Tom Heinsohn 24 11 31.6 8.3 20.0 .414 8.3 20.0 .414 3.4 5.1 .661 8.9 2.9 3.7 19.9
4 Bill Sharman 32 11 29.3 7.5 17.5 .425 7.5 17.5 .425 5.2 5.4 .966 3.3 2.5 3.2 20.1
5 Frank Ramsey 27 11 27.5 8.6 17.5 .495 8.6 17.5 .495 5.9 7.4 .802 6.2 1.8 4.7 23.2
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 11 23.6 3.5 10.3 .345 3.5 10.3 .345 1.0 1.9 .524 6.6 1.2 4.5 8.1
7 Sam Jones 25 11 17.5 3.6 9.8 .370 3.6 9.8 .370 3.0 3.5 .846 5.7 1.5 1.3 10.3
8 Gene Conley 28 11 14.3 2.2 6.0 .364 2.2 6.0 .364 0.5 1.2 .462 6.8 0.6 3.6 4.9
9 K.C. Jones 26 8 9.4 0.6 2.5 .250 0.6 2.5 .250 0.6 0.6 1.000 1.5 1.3 1.0 1.9
10 Bennie Swain 25 5 5.4 0.4 1.2 .333 0.4 1.2 .333 0.2 0.4 .500 2.8 0.2 0.8 1.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bill Russell 24 11 496 4.7 11.5 .409 4.7 11.5 .409 3.0 4.9 .612 22.1 2.9 2.0 12.4
2 Bob Cousy 30 11 460 5.6 17.3 .326 5.6 17.3 .326 5.5 7.4 .745 5.9 9.3 2.2 16.7
3 Tom Heinsohn 24 11 348 9.4 22.8 .414 9.4 22.8 .414 3.8 5.8 .661 10.1 3.3 4.2 22.7
4 Bill Sharman 32 11 322 9.2 21.6 .425 9.2 21.6 .425 6.4 6.6 .966 4.0 3.1 3.9 24.7
5 Frank Ramsey 27 11 303 11.3 22.8 .495 11.3 22.8 .495 7.7 9.6 .802 8.1 2.4 6.2 30.3
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 11 260 5.4 15.6 .345 5.4 15.6 .345 1.5 2.9 .524 10.1 1.8 6.8 12.3
7 Sam Jones 25 11 192 7.5 20.3 .370 7.5 20.3 .370 6.2 7.3 .846 11.8 3.2 2.6 21.2
8 Gene Conley 28 11 157 5.5 15.1 .364 5.5 15.1 .364 1.4 3.0 .462 17.2 1.6 9.2 12.4
9 K.C. Jones 26 8 75 2.4 9.6 .250 2.4 9.6 .250 2.4 2.4 1.000 5.8 4.8 3.8 7.2
10 Bennie Swain 25 5 27 2.7 8.0 .333 2.7 8.0 .333 1.3 2.7 .500 18.7 1.3 5.3 6.7

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS ORtg DRtg
1 Bill Russell 24 11 496 .409 .409 .612
2 Bob Cousy 30 11 460 .326 .326 .745
3 Tom Heinsohn 24 11 348 .414 .414 .661
4 Bill Sharman 32 11 322 .425 .425 .966
5 Frank Ramsey 27 11 303 .495 .495 .802
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 11 260 .345 .345 .524
7 Sam Jones 25 11 192 .370 .370 .846
8 Gene Conley 28 11 157 .364 .364 .462
9 K.C. Jones 26 8 75 .250 .250 1.000
10 Bennie Swain 25 5 27 .333 .333 .500

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% 3PAr FTr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Bill Russell 24 11 496 18.8 .454 .421 9.6 0.3 1.6 1.9 .184
2 Bob Cousy 30 11 460 16.1 .408 .425 31.6 -0.1 1.2 1.0 .107
3 Tom Heinsohn 24 11 348 16.7 .448 .255 12.9 0.2 0.7 0.9 .130
4 Bill Sharman 32 11 322 17.5 .505 .306 12.1 0.8 0.5 1.3 .194
5 Frank Ramsey 27 11 303 23.4 .560 .422 10.0 1.5 0.5 2.0 .322
6 Jim Loscutoff 28 11 260 6.1 .364 .186 6.1 -0.4 0.5 0.1 .011
7 Sam Jones 25 11 192 17.9 .451 .361 11.5 0.1 0.4 0.6 .144
8 Gene Conley 28 11 157 8.7 .376 .197 5.4 -0.2 0.4 0.2 .061
9 K.C. Jones 26 8 75 6.1 .338 .250 14.7 -0.1 0.1 0.0 .031
10 Bennie Swain 25 5 27 9.4 .363 .333 4.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 .088