1958–59 NBA season

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1958–59 NBA season
League National Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 8
TV partner(s) NBC
Regular season
Season MVP Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Top scorer Bob Pettit (St. Louis)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Boston Celtics
  Eastern runners-up Syracuse Nationals
Western champions Minneapolis Lakers
  Western runners-up St. Louis Hawks
Finals
Champions Boston Celtics
  Runners-up Minneapolis Lakers
NBA seasons

The 1958–59 NBA Season was the 13th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship (the first of what would be 8 straight), beating the Minneapolis Lakers 4 games to 0 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 52 20 .722 26–4 13–15 13–1 23–13
x-New York Knicks 40 32 .556 12 21–9 15–15 4–8 19–17
x-Syracuse Nationals 35 37 .486 17 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22
Philadelphia Warriors 32 40 .444 20 17–9 7–24 8–7 14–22


Western Division[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 49 23 .681 28–3 14–15 7–5 27–9
x-Minneapolis Lakers 33 39 .458 16 15–7 9–17 9–15 18–18
x-Detroit Pistons 28 44 .389 21 13–17 8–20 7–7 17–19
Cincinnati Royals 19 53 .264 30 9–19 2–25 8–9 10–26


x - clinched playoff spot

Statistics leaders[edit]

Category Player Team Stat
Points Bob Pettit St. Louis Hawks 2,105
Rebounds Bill Russell Boston Celtics 1,612
Assists Bob Cousy Boston Celtics 557
FG% Kenny Sears New York Knicks .490
FT% Bill Sharman Boston Celtics .932

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]