1959–60 NBA season
|1959–60 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Number of teams||8|
|Season MVP||Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)|
|Top scorer||Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia)|
|Eastern champions||Boston Celtics|
|Eastern runners-up||Philadelphia Warriors|
|Western champions||St. Louis Hawks|
|Western runners-up||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Runners-up||St. Louis Hawks|
The 1959–60 NBA season was the 14th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning their 2nd straight NBA Championship, beating the St. Louis Hawks 4 games to 3 in the NBA Finals.
- The 1960 NBA All-Star Game was played in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with the East beating the West 125–115. Rookie Wilt Chamberlain of the local Philadelphia Warriors won the game's MVP award.
- The Minneapolis Lakers played their final season in the Twin Cities. There would not be another NBA team in Minnesota until the birth of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1989–90.
- The NBA schedule was expanded from 72 games per team to 75.
|New York Knicks||27||48||.360||32||13–18||9–19||5–11||7–32|
|x-St. Louis Hawks||46||29||.613||–||28–5||12–20||6–4||27–12|
x - clinched playoff spot
|Points||Wilt Chamberlain||Philadelphia Warriors||2,707|
|Rebounds||Wilt Chamberlain||Philadelphia Warriors||1,941|
|Assists||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||715|
|FG%||Kenny Sears||New York Knicks||47.7|
|FT%||Dolph Schayes||Syracuse Nationals||89.3|
Note: Prior to the 1969-70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- Most Valuable Player: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors
- Rookie of the Year: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors
- 1959-60 NBA Season Summary basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
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