1958–59 NBA season
|1958–59 NBA season|
|League||National Basketball Association|
|Number of games||72|
|Number of teams||8|
|Season MVP||Bob Pettit (St. Louis)|
|Top scorer||Bob Pettit (St. Louis)|
|Eastern champions||Boston Celtics|
|Eastern runners-up||Syracuse Nationals|
|Western champions||Minneapolis Lakers|
|Western runners-up||St. Louis Hawks|
The 1958–59 NBA Season was the 13th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Boston Celtics winning the NBA Championship (the first of what would be 8 straight), beating the Minneapolis Lakers 4 games to 0 in the NBA Finals.
- The 1959 NBA All-Star Game was played in Detroit, Michigan, with the West beating the East 124-108. Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks and Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers share the game's MVP award.
|x-New York Knicks||40||32||.556||12||21–9||15–15||4–8||19–17|
|x-St. Louis Hawks||49||23||.681||–||28–3||14–15||7–5||27–9|
x – clinched playoff spot
|Points||Bob Pettit||St. Louis Hawks||2,105|
|Rebounds||Bill Russell||Boston Celtics||1,612|
|Assists||Bob Cousy||Boston Celtics||557|
|FG%||Kenny Sears||New York Knicks||.490|
|FT%||Bill Sharman||Boston Celtics||.932|
Note: Prior to the 1969–70 season, league leaders in points, rebounds, and assists were determined by totals rather than averages.
- Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks
- Rookie of the Year: Elgin Baylor, Minneapolis Lakers
- 1958–59 NBA Season Summary basketball-reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2010.
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