1957–58 NBA season

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1957–58 NBA season
LeagueNational Basketball Association
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 22, 1957 – March 12, 1958
March 15–27, 1958 (Playoffs)
March 29–April 12, 1958 (Finals)
Number of games72
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)NBC
Draft
Top draft pickRod Hundley
Picked byCincinnati Royals
Regular season
Season MVPBill Russell (Boston)
Top scorerGeorge Yardley (Detroit)
Playoffs
Eastern championsBoston Celtics
  Eastern runners-upPhiladelphia Warriors
Western championsSt. Louis Hawks
  Western runners-upDetroit Pistons
Finals
ChampionsSt. Louis Hawks
  Runners-upBoston Celtics
NBA seasons
The Hawks' 1958 championship banner

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]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 1956–57 coach 1957–58 coach
Minneapolis Lakers John Kundla George Mikan
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach
Detroit Pistons Charles Eckman Red Rocha

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]