1960–61 Boston Celtics season

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1960–61 Boston Celtics season
Fourth NBA Championship
Head coach Red Auerbach
Arena Boston Garden
Results
Record 57–22 (.722)
Place Division: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio WHDH
< 1959–60 1961–62 >

The 1960-61 NBA season was the Celtics' 15th season in the NBA. The Celtics finished the season by winning their fourth NBA Championship.

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Russell Gene Conley
PF Tom Heinsohn Satch Sanders
SF Jim Loscutoff Frank Ramsey Gene Guarilia
SG Bill Sharman Sam Jones
PG Bob Cousy K. C. Jones

Regular season[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1960-61 NBA Records
Team BOS CIN DET LAL NYK PHI STL SYR
Boston 7–3 8–2 8–2 10–3 8–5 6–4 10–3
Cincinnati 3–7 2–11 8–5 8–2 2–8 6–7 4–6
Detroit 2–8 11–2 4–9 5–5 5–5 3–10 4–6
Los Angeles 2–8 5–8 9–4 7–3 2–8 5–8 6–4
New York 3–10 2–8 5–5 3–7 2–11 1–9 5–8
Philadelphia 5–8 8–2 5–5 8–2 11–2 3–7 6–7
St. Louis 4–6 7–6 10–3 8–5 9–1 7–3 6–4
Syracuse 3–10 6–4 6–4 4–6 8–5 7–6 4–6

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 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 128, Syracuse 115
  • Game 2 @ Syracuse: Syracuse 115, Boston 98
  • Game 3 @ Boston: Boston 133, Syracuse 110
  • Game 4 @ Syracuse: Boston 120, Syracuse 107
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 123, Syracuse 101

NBA Finals[edit]

(E1) Boston Celtics vs. (W1) St. Louis Hawks: Celtics win series 4–1

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 129, St. Louis 95
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 116, St. Louis 108
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 124, Boston 120
  • Game 4 @ St. Louis: Boston 119, St. Louis 104
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 121, St. Louis 112

Awards and honors[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]