1958–59 Minneapolis Lakers season

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1958–59 Minneapolis Lakers season
Division Champions
Head coach John Kundla
Arena

Minneapolis Auditorium

Elgin Baylor's Rookie Season
Results
Record 33–39 (.458)
Place Division: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost to Celtics 0-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1958-59 NBA season was the Lakers' 11th season in the NBA.[1]

The Lakers would make it to the NBA Finals, only to be swept by the Boston Celtics in four games.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[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

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]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Minneapolis Lakers vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Lakers win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 92, Detroit 89
  • Game 2 @ Detroit: Detroit 117, Minneapolis 103
  • Game 3 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 129, Detroit 102

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) St. Louis Hawks vs. (2) Minneapolis Lakers: Lakers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 124, Minneapolis 90
  • Game 2 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 106, St. Louis 98
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 127, Minneapolis 97
  • Game 4 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 108, St. Louis 98
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: Minneapolis 98, St. Louis 97 (OT)
  • Game 6 @ Minneapolis: Minneapolis 106, St. Louis 104

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

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]