1957–58 NBA season

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1957–58 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) NBC
Regular season
Season MVP Bill Russell (Boston)
Top scorer George Yardley (Detroit)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Philadelphia Warriors
Western champions St. Louis Hawks
  Western runners-up Detroit Pistons
Finals
Champions St. Louis Hawks
  Runners-up Boston Celtics
NBA seasons

The 1957–58 NBA Season was the 12th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the St. Louis Hawks winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.

Notable occurrences[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Eastern Division[edit]

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Boston Celtics 49 23 .681 - 25-4 16-13 8-6 20-16
x-Syracuse Nationals 41 31 .569 8 26-5 8-20 7-6 21-15
x-Philadelphia Warriors 37 35 .514 12 15-11 11-19 11-5 17-19
New York Knicks 35 37 .486 14 16-12 11-18 8-7 14-22


Western Division[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 41 31 .569 - 23-8 8-19 10-4 24-12
x-Detroit Pistons 33 39 .458 8 14-14 13-17 6-8 18-18
x-Cincinnati Royals 33 39 .458 8 17-12 10-19 6-8 17-19
Minneapolis Lakers 19 53 .264 22 10-15 4-21 5-17 13-23


x - clinched playoff spot

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points George Yardley Detroit Pistons 2,001
Rebounds Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1,564
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 463
FG% Jack Twyman Cincinnati Royals .452
FT% Dolph Schayes Syracuse Nationals .904

Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.

NBA awards[edit]

References[edit]