1959 NBA Finals

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1959 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Boston Celtics Red Auerbach 4
Minneapolis Lakers John Kundla 0
Dates: April 4–9
Television: NBC
Hall of Famers: Coaches:
Red Auerbach (1969)
Lakers:
Vern Mikkelsen (1995)
Elgin Baylor (1977)
Celtics:
Bob Cousy (1971)
Bill Russell (1975)
Bill Sharman (1976, player/2004, coach)
Tom Heinsohn (1986)
Frank Ramsey (1982)
Eastern Finals: Celtics defeated Nationals, 4–3
Western Finals: Lakers defeated Hawks, 4–2
NBA Finals

The 1959 NBA World Championship Series was the championship series of the 1958–59 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 1959 NBA Playoffs. The best-of-seven series was played between the Western Conference champion Minneapolis Lakers and the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics. It was Boston's third trip to the NBA Finals and Minneapolis's sixth. The Boston Celtics swept the Lakers 4–0. That was the start of the Celtics' 8 consecutive championships, from 1959–1966. To date, this is the most recent time that an NBA team from Minnesota appeared in an NBA Finals, as well as the first of two times in NBA history that a team with a losing record makes the NBA Finals.

Series summary[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 April 4 Boston Celtics 118–115 (1–0) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 2 April 5 Boston Celtics 128–108 (2–0) Minneapolis Lakers
Game 3 April 7 Minneapolis Lakers 110–123 (0–3) Boston Celtics
Game 4 April 9 Minneapolis Lakers 113–118 (0–4) Boston Celtics

Celtics win series 4–0

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