1958–59 Boston Celtics season

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1958–59 Boston Celtics season
Second NBA Championship
Beginning of the Celtics Dynasty
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 52–20 (.722)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions
(Defeated Lakers 4-0)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHDH
< 1957–58 1959–60 >

The 1958–59 NBA season was the Celtics' 13th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their second NBA Championship.

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Gene Conley
PF Tom Heinsohn Bennie Swain
SF Jim Loscutoff Frank Ramsey Lou Tsioropoulos
SG Bill Sharman Sam Jones
PG Bob Cousy K. C. Jones

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1958-59 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET MIN NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 8–1 8–1 9–0 7–5 9–3 4–5 7–5
Cincinnati 1–8 3–9 6–6 3–6 2–7 1–11 3–6
Detroit 1–8 9–3 4–8 3–6 5–4 4–8 2–7
Minneapolis 0–9 6–6 8–4 4–5 6–3 4–8 5–4
New York 5–7 6–3 6–3 5–4 5–7 4–5 9–3
Philadelphia 3–9 7–2 4–5 3–6 7–5 4–5 4–8
St. Louis 5–4 11–1 8–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 7–2
Syracuse 5–7 6–3 7–2 4–5 3–9 8–4 2–7

Playoffs[edit]

East Division Semifinals[edit]

The Celtics had a division semifinal bye.

East Division Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Syracuse Nationals: Celtics win series 4–3

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 131, Syracuse 109
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 120, Boston 118
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 111
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 119, Boston 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 129, Syracuse 108
  • Game 6 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 133, Boston 121
  • Game 7 @ Boston: Boston 130, Syracuse 125

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W2) Minneapolis Lakers: Celtics win series 4–0

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 118, Minneapolis 115
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 128, Minneapolis 108
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Boston 123, Minneapolis 110
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Boston 118, Minneapolis 113

Roster[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Bob Cousy, All-NBA First Team
  • Bill Russell, All-NBA First Team
  • Bill Sharman, All-NBA First Team

References[edit]